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MercyAscot Head and Neck Service

09 630 2920 Auckland
Urgent Appointments Available
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service

About MercyAscot Head and Neck Service

Head & Neck Reconstructive and Facial Plastic Surgery. Auckland's comprehensive head & neck cancer centre.
We are three Consultant Surgeons - Mr Mark Izzard, Mr Rajan Patel and Mr Kevin Smith, who are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) with extensive post-fellowship advanced surgical training in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery; and reconstructive microsurgery.

Our areas of surgical expertise include benign tumours and cancers of the head and neck (skin, oral and tongue, salivary gland, jaw bones, sinus, thyroid and parathyroid etc), reconstruction of surgical defects and facial plastic surgery. We consult and operate in new award winning state of the art facilities in Auckland City and North Shore. We are part of the only private truly head and neck multidisciplinary team (including radiation oncology, medical oncology, laryngology, radiology, dental specialist, oral prosthodontist, speech and swallow therapy, nutrition, wound care nurse specialists), which work closely together to provide first class care for patients with head and neck disorders with the aim of providing a prompt and friendly service in a professional but relaxed atmosphere.

As well as running a comprehensive private practice at Auckland Head and Neck Surgery, Mark, Rajan and Kevin publish extensively in scientific journals and surgical textbooks and lecture at national and international surgical meetings and courses.

Also in Takapuna and Mairangi Bay

Services

A team approach is vital in the management of ENT and Head and Neck disorders. In referring your patients to us, you can be confident that theyll receive fully integrated care.
Our multidisciplinary team has the expertise and experience to ensure the best possible care for your patients with the following conditions:

  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Mouth and Skin Cancers
  • Neck and Thyroid Lumps
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Nasal and Sinus Disease
  • Lacrimal Problems
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Surgery for Prominent Ears
  • Ear Diseases
  • Laser and Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Hearing, Tinnitus and Dizziness

Eliminate delay in diagnosis:
One 45-minute appointment
Radiologist, Pathologist, and Surgeon
Comprehensive diagnostic service:
• Clinical assessment
• Ultrasound neck and thyroid
• Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirate biopsy (FNA)
• Immediate FNA biopsy cytology assessment
• Immediate diagnosis and treatment plan

When to urgently refer directly to our Neck Lump Clinics?*
Neck Lump increasing in size; or
Neck Lump greater than 2 cm in size; or
Neck Lump present for more than 3 weeks that has changed; or
Neck Lump present for 6 weeks or more; or
Widespread lymphadenopathy > 2cm; or
B symptoms: night sweats, generalised itch, weight loss, fever

*Adapted from Guidelines for the Management of Neck Lumps, Pan-Birmingham Cancer Network 2010

Areas of expertise:

  • Head and neck cancers
  • Mouth and skin cancers
  • Neck and thyroid lumps
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ORL /ENT)
  • Removal of wisdom teeth, exposure of impacted teeth and dental implants

Why refer to our Head & Neck Service?
Multi-disciplinary team approach:

  • Surgical
  • Anaesthetic
  • Dental and oral prosthodontic
  • Specialist nursing and wound care
  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dietitian
  • Specialist pathology and radiology services (Neck Lump Clinic)

Our results so far

  • 1016 neck lump patients assessed
  • 99% of patients given diagnosis following assessment
  • 52% discharged with reassurance after a single appointment
  • 11% cancer diagnosis

Credentials

Our Team

Mr Mark Izzard
Head and Neck Surgeon
MBBS, FRACS (ORLHNS)

Mark is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society, the Australasian academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, the American Head and Neck Society, and the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Mr Rajan Patel
Head and Neck Surgeon
MBChB, MD, FRCS (ORLHNS), FRACS (ORLHNS)

Rajan is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society, the American Head and Neck Society, the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists, Head and Neck Surgeons, the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists

Mr Kevin Smith
Head and Neck Surgeon
MA (Cantab), MBBS, MRCS, FRACS(ORLHNS)
Kevin is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists.

Rakesh Jattan
Maxillofacial Head & Neck Surgeon

Muammar Abu-Serriah
Maxillofacial Head & Neck Surgeon

Dr Hament Pandya
Radiologist
MBChB, MRCS, FRCR (UK)

Dr Carole Paulus
Radiologist
MD, MRANZCR, MSFR

Dr Christine Koch
Radiologist
BE, MBChB, FRANZCR

Assoc. Prof Patrick Emanuel
Pathologist
MBChB, FACP, FRCPA, FASDP, Dip Arts

Dr Sadiq Al-Sakini
Pathologist
MBChB, MSc. Path. FRCPA

Neville Angelo
Pathologist
MBChB, DA(UK), FCPath(SA)Anat, MMed(Path), FRCPA

Nevilles pre- and postgraduate studies were conducted in South Africa. He obtained his MBChB in 1988. After completing his year as a House Officer and a year of compulsory military training, he spent five years in private practice as a general practitioner. He then visited the UK for a year where he completed a Diploma in Anaesthetics.

He returned to South Africa late 1995 specialising in Anatomical Pathology. He completed his specialist studies at the end of 2000. My first job as a specialist was with Diagnostic Medlab (DML) in Auckland, where he worked from February 2001 until 2013 (when they were taken over by ADHB).

Whilst working for DML he also sat the Royal College of Australasia exams and obtained his Fellowship in 2004. From 2014 he has been employed by WDHB, where he is still working. His special interests include Gastro-Intestinal and Liver pathology and Head and Neck pathology.

Referral Info

To refer to us
E info@ahns.co.nz
EDI aklheadn
P 09 630 2920
M 02245 02245
F 09 630 2923

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Contact MercyAscot Head and Neck Service

Urgent Appointments Available
Ste 2, 1st Fl, Mercy Specialist Centre
100 Mountain Rd
Epsom
Auckland

Opening Hours
Mon
8:00am – 5:00pm

Tue
8:00am – 5:00pm

Wed
8:00am – 5:00pm

Thu
8:00am – 5:00pm

Fri
8:00am – 5:00pm

Sat
Closed

Sun
Closed

Fred Thomas Health Centre
2 Fred Thomas Dve
Takapuna
Auckland

5 Home Pl
Mairangi Bay
Auckland

EDI: aklheadn
100 Mountain Rd Auckland 1023 New Zealand