The Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) has twelve Consultants, a postgraduate Fellow, three Advanced Trainee Registrars, two Basic Trainee Registrars (who rotate through other surgical specialties) and two House Officers. A Trainee Intern is usually attached at various times throughout the year and fifth-year Medical Students attend clinics and theatre sessions on a regular basis.

The department has one Ward (Ward 11) which it shares with the Departments of Ophthalmology and Maxillofacial Surgery.

The Department covers the full range of the specialty. As well as all the routine common and traditional conditions usually handled in the Otolaryngology departments, services also include Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty, investigation and treatment of sleep disorders, paediatric otolaryngology and airway problems, reconstructive middle ear surgery, surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, skull base surgery, otoneurology, otoneurosurgery and Cochlear Implantation. The department has an active research group which provides research opportunities from TI projects through to Masters students and offers well supported and resourced opportunities in kaupapa Māori research. 

A 24-hour acute service is provided. Typically this involves cases with severe epistaxis, foreign bodies in airways/oesophagus, facial trauma, soft tissue neck injuries, facial cellulitis, pharyngitis, deep space infections in the head and neck, etc


Mr Allan Keast
Clinical Director
Phone: (+64 3) 364 0640
Email: allan.keast@cdhb.health.nz

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