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Ear, nose, throat, head & neck surgery

Ear, nose, throat, head & neck surgery

We care for and treat people who need ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery.

About us

We are physicians and surgeons (otolaryngologists and head and neck surgeons) who look after disorders of the head and neck region including the ears, nose and throat but not the eyes, teeth, spine or brain.

Our services

We perform the following procedures:

  • Surgery for cancers of the head and neck region including:
    • oral cavity (inside the mouth), tongue, throat and larynx (voice box)
    • salivary glands and the thyroid gland
    • lymph nodes of the neck
    • skin cancers on the lips, face, head and neck
  • Surgery to treat blocked or distorted noses and sinus conditions
  • Surgery for airway constriction and for selected patients' apnoea and snoring
  • Tonsil and adenoid removal for both adults and children
  • Surgery to close holes in the eardrum
  • Surgery to treat ear conditions including loss of hearing in adults and children, mastoid and middle ear infections

Speech pathology staff work closely with us. They can help with hoarseness and voice box problems.

Neurologists also work closely with us to treat ear problems related to balance and dizziness.

Our clinics

We run the following clinics:

  • ENT/Head and Neck Clinic - Tuesday and Friday morning weekly
  • ENT/Head and Neck Clinic - Thursday afternoon forthightly

Head of Unit

Mr Matthew Campbell

Referrals

For patients

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.

For health professionals

Find out how to refer your patient.

What to bring

Every time you come

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame

For a clinic appointment

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)

For a day procedure

  • Responsible adult carer to stay with you to hear instructions, help you and take you home
  • Comfortable day clothes, such as a tracksuit

Our locations

You may have your surgery at the Austin Hospital or Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

Check the information you have received to make sure you know which hospital to visit. If you are unsure, call your surgical liaison nurse or contact us.

Austin Hospital

The Surgery & Endoscopy Centre
Level 2, Austin Tower
145 Studley Road Heidelberg

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

The Surgery Centre
Level 2, Centaur Building
300 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe

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Contact us

Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery

For clinic appointments

Contact Specialist Clinics

For enquiries about your surgery

Phone: 03 9496 5126

Fax: 03 9496 5667

Email: DLEarNoseThroatLiaisonNurses@austin.org.au

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm 

Postal address

Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck surgery
Austin Health
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg Victoria 3084