Ear, Nose and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology) Services at Flinders Medical Centre
The Flinders Medical Centre Otolaryngology Unit provides full general ear, nose and throat (ENT) services including paediatric services.
Head and Neck Oncological Service
The Unit performs regular head and neck oncology surgery (surgery for cancers). Services include urgent head and neck clinic assessments, diagnostic endoscopy and surgical resection of tumours including reconstructive surgery. Patients are managed in a multi-disciplinary team approach. Common patient presentations are with neck, parotid, tonsil, laryngeal or thyroid masses. We provide many treatment options: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, interventional radiology, dietetics, speech pathology, and specialised head and neck nursing.
Adult Cochlear Implant Program
Flinders Medical Centre provides the adult cochlear implant service in South Australia. This Unit is able to provide audiological assessments to determine suitability for cochlear implantation and implant surgery as well as ongoing postoperative rehabilitation and maintenance.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
As well as providing general endoscopic sinus surgery the Otolaryngology Unit has a special interest in endoscopic skull-base surgery in conjunction with the Department of Neurosurgery. The unit offers a specialised Rhinology fellowship program performing advanced and complex sinus surgery.
Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
The Unit is involved in the assessment and management of patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea problems. FMC staff work in conjunction with the Sleep and Respiratory Medicine at FMC for these conditions.
The Unit conducts regular voice clinics in conjunction with the Speech Pathology Department for diagnosis and management of patients with various forms of dysphonia (loss of voice). For further information, please see Voice Clinic.
The unit performs surgery on the larynx for patients under local anesthesia with the KTP laser in clinic. This ENT ambulatory clinic received the 2017 Award for Excellence in Innovation at SALHN.
The unit will see patients with complicated ear infections, cholesteatoma, severe deafness requiring cochlear implantation, and manage acoustic neuromas in conjunction with neurosurgery.
The unit also treats children with OSA (> 2 years of age), snoring, recurrent tonsillitis, chronic ear infections, demonstrated audiological hearing loss, and speech delay.
Referrals from general practitioners or medical specialists are accepted.
Telephone: (08) 8204 7777
Fax: (08) 8374 4928
Location: Clinic C/D, level 2
Head of Unit – Associate Professor Eng Ooi
Telephone: (08) 8204 7525
Fax: (08) 8204 7524