About Mr Hamish Sillars
FRACS, Otologist, Neurotologist & Lateral Skull Base Surgeon
Hamish graduated from Auckland University completing Specialist Otolaryngology training and was awarded the Australasian fellowship in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in 1991.
A second fellowship was undertaken in 1992 in Otology, Otoneurology and Skull Base Surgery at the prestigious St Vincents Hospital Unit in Sydney, qualifying with distinction and trained in a full range of complex otologic procedures at this tertiary referral unit.
On returning to Auckland in 1993, he was appointed as a part time consultant at Auckland City Hospital, involved here in the management of patients with general otologic disorders as well as those with the highest high level of complexity of the ear, skull base and intracranial compartment. He has served as Secretary of the NZ Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and for many years was the Auckland representative on the Training, Education and Accreditation Committee.
Understanding the absence of an adequate laboratory for Specialist trainees in Ear surgery he established New Zealands only comprehensive ear training facility at Greenlane Hospital commencing regular courses in 1998.
In recognition of these achievements in 2015 he was awarded, by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons the honour of a Certificate of Outstanding Service.
In the public hospital he remains involved uniquely in Otologic surgery managing cases from locally as well as those referred from colleagues from other Health Boards when additional skills, knowledge and operative techniques are required to adequately resolve their complex disorders.
He is a senior lecturer at the Auckland Medical School and an active participant in Registrar and Fellow training.
On a private basis he engages in a similar scope of Otologic practice but also sees paediatric patients, and those with disorders of the nose, the nasal airway and sinuses as well as dealing with a wide range of general ENT disorders.
Areas of Specialisation
General Otolaryngology for Adults & Children,
Fellowship trained in Otology/Neuro-Otology/Skull Base Surgery,
Nasal & Paranasal Sinus Disease
- Disorders of the ear canal including surfers ear and chronic infections
- Chronic disease of the ear drum, the middle ear and the mastoid
- Surgery of the lateral skull base and acoustic neuromas
- Surgical management of disorders of balance
- Paediatric and General ENT
- Nose and sinus surgery
Adenoidectomy, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Grommets, Tonsillectomy
MBChB 1983, FRACS 1991
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