NextSense ENT surgeons
Clinical Professor Catherine Birman OAMMBBS, PhD, FRACS, GAICD
Clinical Professor Birman is one of the most experienced cochlear implant surgeons in the world, having performed more than 1500 cochlear implant procedures for children and adults from three months to well over 90 years.
Professor Bill Gibson
Professor Bill Gibson is a renowned ear, nose and throat (ENT) Surgeon and world leader in cochlear implantation and Menière’s disease. He has performed just over 2000 cochlear implant surgeries.
Dr Daron Cope
Dr Daron Cope is an adult and paediatric ENT surgeon and expert in nose, sinus and ear disease, with an interest in regional and under-serviced communities.
Dr Toby Corlette
Dr Corlette is a paediatric and adult ENT surgeon based in the Hunter area.
Dr Graeme Crossland
Dr Crossland is one of the most reputable ENT surgeons in the Northern Territory. He specialises in cochlear implantation, paediatric and adult otology, children’s ENT and general rhinology.
Associate Professor Melville da Cruz
Professor da Cruz is a highly regarded ENT surgeon at Westmead Public and Westmead Private Hospitals, and an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Sydney.
Dr Robert L. Eisenberg
Dr Eisenberg is the Head of Department and current Supervisor of Surgical Training for ENT, Head and Neck Surgery in the Hunter-New England region. He has extensive experience in successful surgeries for hearing and diseases of the ear.
Dr Johnson Huang
Dr Huang practises in Newcastle as a qualified ENT surgeon specialising in otology and skull base surgery. His surgical experience includes cochlear implantation and complex ear cases, through to sinonasal pathology.
Dr Joshua Jervis-Bardy
Dr Joshua Jervis-Bardy is a reputable sub-specialist ear surgeon based in northern NSW with expertise and passion for otology.
Associate Professor Jonathan Kong
Associate Professor Kong is a well-known paediatric and adult ENT surgeon who performs one of the highest number of cochlear implant surgeries per year in Sydney.
Professor Kelvin Kong
Professor Kong qualified as the first Aboriginal Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). He practices in Newcastle as a surgeon specialising in otolaryngology and ENT surgery.
Dr Timothy Makeham
Dr Makeham is a Canberra-based otolaryngologist and ENT surgeon renowned for his surgical techniques and skill.
Dr Hemi Patel
Dr Patel is an experienced ENT surgeon practicing in Tiwi, Northern Territory. He has a special interest in children’s ENT, cochlear implantation, thyroid and parotid surgery, ear and sinus surgery.
Dr Alex Saxby
Dr Saxby is a consultant ENT surgeon and specialist otologist treating adults and children. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Sydney University and Head of Department for Otolaryngology at the Northern Beaches Hospital.
Dr Joanna Walton
Dr Walton is an adult and paediatric ENT surgeon with sub-specialty interests in otology and cochlear implant surgery.
Dr Markus Dahm
Dr Dahm is a Head and Neck Surgery Otorhinolaryngolgist actively implanting more than 1200 adults and children with cochlear implants and implantable hearing aids in Europe and Australia.
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