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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

Holistic care for your patients with head and neck disorders

Our multi-disciplinary services include:

  • Specialist nursing
  • Specialist pathology
  • Radiology
  • Complex wound care
  • Dietitian support
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical pharmacy

Our world-class surgeons specialise in:

  • Head, neck, mouth, and skin cancers
  • Neck and thyroid lumps
  • Maxillofacial trauma
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Tooth extraction
  • Dental implants
  • Facial deformity
  • Oral facial rehabilitation
  • Oral ulceration
  • Dry mouth

One-stop clinics:

Neck Lump Clinic

  • Diagnosis and treatment plan in 45 minutes
  • Patients seen within a week
  • Southern Cross Affiliated Provider service

Facial Fracture Clinic

  • For ACC patients with sub-acute facial and nasal bone fractures

Salivary Pathology Clinic

  • For patients with salivary gland disorders including swelling and inflammation, Sjogrens syndrome, salivary stones, and tumors

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.
Non-surgical management of head and neck disease, with areas of expertise including:

  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Mouth and Skin Cancers
  • Neck and Thyroid Lumps
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Tooth extraction
  • Facial deformity
  • Oral facial rehabilitation and dental implants
  • Oral ulceration
  • Dry mouth

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

  • 1994 neck lump patients assessed
  • 98% of patients given diagnosis following assessment
  • 48% discharged with reassurance after a single appointment
  • 10% cancer diagnosis

* As at September 09 2020

Also in Takapuna and Mairangi Bay

Credentials

Our Team
Our team is committed to close communication with you as the referrer, to efficiently treat and rehabilitate your patients.

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.

Muammar Abu-Serriah
Maxillofacial Head & Neck Surgeon

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
98 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

98 Mountain Rd Auckland 1023 New Zealand