Head and neck surgery has always been my passion./
To me the head and neck make up the most complex and beautiful anatomy in the human body. I also love the patients. Head and neck disease can be incredibly confronting because it can affect our most basic functions – how we breathe, how we talk, how we eat and drink, and how we look. When I did my training it was the men and women coping with treatment for advanced head and neck disease who stayed in my memory.
Head and neck cancer
Adult subglottic stenosis and airway surgery
Complex skullbase surgery
Neck lump surgery
Parotid and salivary gland surgery
Pharyngeal pouch surgery
“Shona and I want our practice to be welcoming and relaxing. If patients sense that our environment is a safe haven, we will have achieved what we set out to do.”/
We know that you and your families are often very anxious when you come to see us, especially on the first visit. This is one of the reasons why we’ve chosen to hang artworks on the walls rather than my qualifications. The artworks are hired from Artbank and reflect Shona and my interest in art and also our commitment to creative thinking, innovation, indigenous health, and making the patient journey less lonely and isolated.
You can read more about it here: http://sturgeonmagazine.com.au/exploratory-surgery
Shona and I established the practice together. Her responsibilities include the strategic development of the practice, communication, regulation and governance. She has introduced many initiatives designed to support patients. Shona has a Masters of Information and Knowledge Management and is a PhD Doctoral Candidate at UTS.
Tahnee is a world class listener. Her compassion, intelligence, patience and persistence result in her being loved and respected by patients and colleagues alike. She is an expert in navigating the complexities of patient care across the St Vincent’s Health Campus. Tahnee is responsible for the overall operations of the practice and manages surgery, bookings, accounts and non-clinical issues.
Lisa bridges the gap between the clinical and administrative parts of my Practice. She has been a registered nurse since 1993 and obtained her Nurse Practitioners masters in 2016 after an extensive career in critical care. Lisa is committed to ensuring that our patients are well informed and supported. She works collaboratively to coordinate their care and follows them through multiple different types and stages of treatment.
Abbey is a bundle of positive energy. She brings brightness, enthusiasm and a steady calm to our busy practice. Abbey is very familiar with St Vincent’s having worked on the campus for many years. Her organisational skills, eye for detail, consistency and reliability help maintain our sanity and morale. Her can-do attitude has a positive impact on everyone she meets.
Phone: 02 8382 6010
St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Suite 1403 Level 14
406 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010