5 indications for functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), risks and aftercare

CT sinuses for FESS

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is an integral part of my practice for managing both chronic and in some cases acute conditions that block the sinuses and the nasal cavities. I will typically recommend surgery when tablet and spray form medication has not effectively managed your symptoms and when cross […]

Oropharyngeal Cancer: 7 symptoms and best management for you

A patient with a neck lump secondary to oropharyngeal cancer

What is Oropharyngeal Cancer? It is a type of head and neck cancer that arises from the oropharynx, a term which refers to the middle part of the throat located just behind the mouth cavity. This area includes the back one-third of the tongue, the soft part of the palate (including the uvula), the tonsils, […]


Septoplasty and septal deviation

Septoplasty A septoplasty is a surgical procedure that I commonly perform to straighten the septum. The septum is the thin wall that divides the inside of the nose into two nostrils. It is comprised of cartilage and bone with a lining on each side. A deviated septum is a condition where the septum is bent […]

Laser Inferior Turbinate Reduction

Inferior turbinate reduction

Laser Inferior Turbinate Reduction Inferior nasal turbinectomy or more precisely, inferior turbinate reduction refers to a procedure designed reduce the size of these structures. The turbinates are located inside the side walls of the nasal passages and are responsible for filtering, humidifying and streamlining the flow air we breathe. The turbinates can become enlarged due […]

How is a thyroid nodule with a Thy 3 cytological diagnosis managed?

Thryroid nodule u3 thy 3

How is a Thy3 cytological diagnosis of a thyroid nodule managed? I recommend all patients with thyroid nodules to have an ultrasound scan of the neck. If there are features that are suspicious for cancer then the radiologist will also perform an ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy to obtain a more definitive diagnosis. […]

How mouth breathing during sleep can be dangerous to your health

Mouth Breathing during sleep can damage your health

Why is mouth breathing, especially during sleep, bad for you? Mouth breathing during sleep can have various negative effects on both oral health sleep quality and overall health. Here are some adverse issues: Dry Mouth: Breathing through the mouth can lead to a dry mouth. Saliva plays a crucial role in oral health by helping […]

Causes of snoring? What essential lifestyle tweaks can help

Causes of snoring? What essential lifestyle tweaks can help

Why do we snore? Snoring occurs when turbulent flow of air through the nose and throat causes the tissues in the throat to vibrate during sleep. While occasional snoring is common and often harmless, chronic and loud snoring can disrupt sleep, lead to daytime fatigue, cause relationship problems and may signify more serious health issues. […]

Transoral robotic surgery – innovative treatment for OSA

Transoral robotic surgery - innovative treatment for OSA

Transoral Robotic Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses a robotic system to access, visualise and operate in the oral cavity and throat. I use the DaVinci© Robotic system in my practice. I offer transoral robotic surgery of the tongue base in carefully selected patients […]

Does your snoring and OSA worsen during your periods?

Does your period (menstruation) worsen your snoring or worsen OSA?

Why does my snoring and apnoea get worse during my “period”? I had a patient that described a worsening of snoring and sleep disturbance during her menstrual period. This relationship is very real and troublesome in some woman, particularly if she has pre-existing sleep disordered breathing. I thought I would talk about this briefly. The […]

Laser Tonsillectomy

Laser Tonsillectomy, Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy is a common procedure performed to treat chronic or recurrent tonsillitis, sleep-disordered breathing, and other conditions like tonsil stones or cancer. I often use a carbon dioxide laser to remove or sometime vaporise the tonsils. I perform the procedure under general anaesthesia so you will be asleep for the duration. In my practice […]