Our Otolaryngology offers trusted day surgery procedures from specialists specialising in the treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat, including problems with the sinuses and inner ear.
Division of Tongue Tie
Tongue tie is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. Tongue tie division is a quick, simple and painless procedure that involves cutting of the lingual frenulum (the short, tight piece of skin connecting the underside of the tongue to the bottom of the mouth).
Myringotomy & Grommet Insertion
Myringotomy is a surgical procedure where a small cut is made in the eardrum to relieve pressure caused by the build-up of fluid in the middle ear, or to insert grommets. Grommets are tiny tubes that can be inserted into the eardrums to treat conditions that affect the middle ear.
Diathermy of Turbinates/ Septum
One of the most common underlying causes of nasal obstruction is turbinate hypertrophy (when one or more of the small structures within your nose that cleanse and humidify air as it passes through your nostrils into your lungs, becomes inflamed). A diathermy uses heat energy to shrink the turbinates which alleviates symptoms.
Reduction of Nasal Fracture
A procedure to repair a nasal bone fracture by aligning or moving the displaced nasal bone back to its correct position after an injury.
Suction Clearance including Removal of Foreign Bodies
A suction is used to clean the ear without the use of water, for wax removal, infection and removal of foreign objects.
Nasal Polypectomy/ Biopsy
Nasal polypectomy is a surgical procedure to remove polyps located in the nasal passages. An endoscope is used if the polyps are smaller and located in the roof of the nose or in the sinuses. This same method is used if a tissue sample is needed for a biopsy.
Aural polypectomy is a surgical procedure to remove aural polyps which are growths in the external ear canal or middle ear.
Nasoendoscopy/ Flexible Nasopharyngolaryngoscopy
Nasoendoscopy, also known as flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopy, is a diagnostic procedure using a flexible fibre-optic endoscope for examination of the nose, throat, and airway.
Nasal cautery is performed to either stop an actively bleeding nose or to seal the blood vessels in a nose prone to bleeding. A chemical or electrical device is applied to the mucous membranes in the nose to stop the bleeding.
Excision of Keloid/ Cyst
A surgical procedure where incisions are made to remove a keloid/ cyst entirely to avoid recurrence. The type of anaesthesia used will depend on the location and severity of the lesion.
Incision and Drainage
Incision and drainage involve using a scalpel to create a slit in the abscess. This allows the pus fluid to escape by draining out through the incision.
Turbinate reduction is performed to correct the problem of nasal obstruction by reducing the size of the enlarged turbinates.
Drainage of Septal Haematoma
A septal hematoma is a collection of blood within the septum of the nose (the part of the nose between the nostrils), usually caused by injury. Incisions are made to drain the haematoma to prevent further complications.
A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils (two small glands located at the back of the throat). This surgery is performed to eliminate problems with the tonsils including recurrent and chronic sore throats, mouth breathing and snoring, and mild sleep apnea.
Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of the adenoids (small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose, above the roof of the mouth) that have become enlarged due to an infection or allergy, and is performed for reasons which include impaired breathing through the nose, ear and sinus infections, recurrent ear aches, and sleep apnea.
Excision Biopsy of Lymph Nodes
Excisional biopsy helps find the cause of an enlarged lymph node. During an excisional biopsy, the enlarged lymph node is completely removed, providing ample tissue for assessment by a pathologist.
Excision Biopsy of Lesions in Oral Cavity
An excisional biopsy involves removing the entire lesion as well as a small amount of surrounding healthy tissue to diagnose the cause of abnormal tissue in the oral cavity.
Excision of Preauricular Sinus
A preauricular sinus is a congenital malformation that presents itself as a small hole or pit in the front of the ear. The majority of preauricular sinuses do not cause symptoms or problems unless they become infected. When there is repeated infection, excision of the sinus may be necessary.
Biopsy of Nasopharyngeal Mass
Removal of a small tissue sample from a mass that is in the nasopharynx (the upper part of the throat behind the nose and near the base of skull) for further examination in a laboratory.
Myringoplasty is a procedure that uses graft to cover the perforated tympanic membrane. The grafts used are fat graft, cartilage or temporalis fascia.