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John O'Neill has shared with us how he does tonsillar reduction surgery (tonsillotomy). It has reduced pain and bleeding and may be suitable for your child. Several of our surgeons are trained in this technique. Ask us when you come to visit!...

Researching Postoperative Tonsillectomy Pain Management with OxyNorm in Children Dr Courtney has recently completed research on pain management.  Along with his colleagues their article was published in 2015 in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology with the full reference below. Dr Courtney and his team evaluated postoperative...

What symptoms do vocal cord nodules cause? Vocal cord nodules cause symptoms of a husky voice and problems with projection of the voice. The symptoms include: Roughness to the voice Reduced endurance of the voice [“my voice becomes husky quite easily”] Increased effort associated with talking ...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]"Drs Sam Dowthwaite, John O’Neill and Michael Busby are please to announce the continued expansion of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) to patients on the Gold Coast.  The da Vinci surgical robot is now available for patients at both...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A very interesting article was published recently in Laryngoscope, which looked at whether you can determine accurately whether you have a blocked nose with a CT Scan. What the study looked at was patients who were having a CT Scan...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is sleep disordered breathing?  Sleep disordered breathing refers to a group of breathing abnormalities which occur during sleep. The abnormalities included in this group include: Snoring Mouth Breathing Pauses in breathing Patients with sleep disordered breathing also may have...

What is the wheal and flare response? The wheal and flare response is a descriptor used when talking about a two stage allergic response seen in Type 1 hypersensitivity. The first stage, called the wheal, is controlled by substances called acute phase mediators. The second stage, called...

On April 1st 2014 Dr Dan Robinson presented his research paper at the recent ASOHNS meeting. The title of the research paper was “Prospective outcomes in nasal valve surgery” Dr Robinson reviewed all of the rhinoplasties which he had performed over the last 12 months. Dr Robinson performed 49...

During March and April 2014, the annual ASOHNS Scientific Meeting will be held in Brisbane, QLD. This meeting attracts world-renowned guest speakers and is the centrepiece of the academic year for Australian ENT-Head and Neck surgeons. Dr’s Jim Hallam, Sam Dowthwaite and Dan Robinson will all be involved...

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