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Cairns Private Hospital expands in-demand ENT services

February 08, 2024

Cairns Private Hospital has invested more than half a million dollars to meet growing demand for local Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services and triple the number of ENT Surgeons operating at the hospital.

Dr Ryan Adams and Dr Gavin Quail have opened a new clinic in Cairns, Complete ENT. They join Dr Suki Ahluwalia of Coral Sea ENT, who has been operating at Cairns Private Hospital since 2015.

All three surgeons now have access to the latest ENT StealthStation, a surgical navigation system available at Cairns Private Hospital that allows precise tracking of surgical instruments.

“The ENT StealthStation is designed to allow for greater accuracy and precision while operating on more complex sinus cases,” Dr Ahluwalia said.

The hospital has also invested in a $210,000 Storz Stack system featuring new telescopes, cameras, light sources and monitors to support surgeons during ENT procedures.

Cairns Private Hospital CEO, Ben Tooth, said the expanded surgical team and new equipment was part of the hospital’s commitment to offering far north Queensland residents access to leading private healthcare close to home.

“In recent years we have seen increased demand for ENT services and ENT related surgery in the region. By tripling the number of ENT surgeons we have available at Cairns Private hospital, we’re ensuring more Cairns locals can see an ENT specialist and have surgery locally, rather than travelling to Townsville,” Mr Tooth said.

“Regional communities deserve access to the latest surgical equipment and this investment also helps attract and retain leading specialists to our region.

“We’re as committed as ever to Cairns and I’m excited to be growing our ENT service.”

More information on Cairns Private Hospital services is available online.

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