I work at a university-affiliated community hospital, and provide a broad range of services in general Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose and Throat surgery) for adults and children. Besides this, I specialize in providing advanced medical and surgical care of the nose and sinus disorders, including including sinusitis, nasal polyps, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, septal deviations and turbinate hypertrophy, as well as benign tumours of the nose and sinuses. I also specilize in thyroid, parathyroid, salivary gland and surgery for congenital lesions of the neck.
I love working with kids, and I see many children in my practice. The most common reasons for referral include recurrent throat infections (tonsillitis / strep throat), sleep apnea, recurrent ear infections or persistent hearing loss due to middle ear fluid, tongue tie and small congenital lesions of the neck. The most common procedures are tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, ventilation tube insertion (myringotomy and tubes), tongue tie release, and others.
You can find a few sections from my office menu above, which will provide further orientation to my practice:
- Contacts – everything you need to know about how to find us
- Patient resources – links to trusted sources on ear, nose and throat conditions
- Patient pamphlets – questionnaires and pamphlets for patients
- Oshawa Clinic – about the multi-specialty medical group practice, where my office is set up
- Lakeridge Health – about the hospital where I operate and cover call
Before your visit
To expedite your visit, you may choose to print out and fill one of these questionnaires. Do not forget to bring it with your to the appointment. Thank you!
Turnaround of common tests
CT scans and MRI (sinuses, head, neck, chest, etc) – usually done at Lakeridge Health Oshawa or Bowmanville. Timing is based on priority, and can be as urgently as within days or up to several weeks.
If the patient is from more than an hour away, we can consider ordering tests at your local hospital. The benefit of doing them at Lakeridge Health is that I have access to images and can review them myself. If done elsewhere, we appreciate if you can bring a copy of the images on a CD for my review
Ultrasounds – mostly same as above, but can also be done at the Oshawa Clinic or Courtice Clinic. The latter is usually the case for thyroid ultrasounds and thyroid US-guided biopsies. Timing is based on priority, and can be as urgently as within days or up to several weeks.
Ultrasound guided biopsies – usually at Lakeridge Health Oshawa or Bowmanville or the Courtice Clinic (for thyroid biopsies only). Urgency depends on a case.
X-rays – either at Lakeridge Health Oshawa or Bowmanville, or Oshawa Clinic. At the Oshawa Clinic, they can be done the day of your appointment.
Bloodwork – can be done anywhere. At the Oshawa Clinic, this can be done the day of your appointment.