Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders are surprisingly common, with 5% of adults having palpable thyroid nodules and many more having nodules detectable by ultrasound. The thyroid gland produces hormones which regulate your body’s metabolism. Thyroid nodules occur when a part of the thyroid overgrows, which can lead to symptoms requiring surgery.

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Parathyroid Disorders

Located on the back of the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands are four tiny glands which produce the parathyroid hormone (PTH), which regulates the level of calcium in your bloodstream. Hyperparathyroidism occurs when one or more of the parathyroid glands becomes overactive, elevating your blood calcium level.

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Head & Neck Cancer

The term ‘head and neck cancer’ describes a wide range of malignancies in the upper aero digestive tract, and the skin and lymphatic system of the head and neck region. Treatment decisions are complex and require input from multiple specialists. However, treatment is best managed by experienced ENT head and neck surgeons.

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Salivary Gland Tumours/Disorders

There are three major salivary glands and hundreds of tiny salivary glands in the oral cavity. A lump or pain in any of them may indicate a salivary gland tumour. Any persistent lump in a salivary gland requires comprehensive assessment by an experienced ENT head and neck surgeon to exclude the possibility of malignancy.

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Neck Lumps

In children and young adults, short-term neck lumps usually occurs after a throat infection or viral illness, and disappear on their own accord. However, adults with a persistent unexplained neck lump require thorough investigation by an ENT, Head and Neck surgeon.

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Nose Disorders

The nose can be affected by a variety of conditions with diverse symptoms including runny nose, nasal congestion or blockage, facial pain, headaches, nose bleeds, snoring and post nasal drip. Surgery may be needed to straighten the nasal septum or help manage chronic sinusitis.

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Throat Disorders

Throat disorders have many forms and causes. In children and young adults, neck lumps may follow a throat infection or viral illness and resolve themselves. However, many conditions ranging from tonsillitis, swallowing difficulties, reflux, or unexplained persistent hoarseness may warrant evaluation by an experienced ENT surgeon.

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Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Snoring is a very common sleep related breathing disorder produced by the excessive vibration of the soft palate when there is obstruction to the free flow of air through the pharyngeal airway. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a form of sleep disorder breathing where you actually stop breathing frequently throughout the night.

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