Dr. Richard Gallagher & Dr. Brett Leavers

Sydney Otorhinolaryngologist
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Open until 5:00pm
Suite 1403, Level 14, Sister Francis McGuigan Wing / 406 Victoria St Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

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Experts in noncancerous and cancerous conditions of the head and neck

Our consultations are longer than average so we have time to listen carefully to patients and discuss treatment options. We always consider non-surgical solutions, and take pride in caring for local, regional, rural and remote patients.

Our services

Our highly trained and experienced practitioners have a commitment to quality of life and functionality beyond short term outcomes. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Head and neck surgery
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Neck lump surgery
  • Thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Robotic surgery (TORS)
  • Airway reconstruction

Appointments are allocated to clinical urgency, which is why we ask to see patient referrals up front, and routinely accept urgent bookings.

What is direct video nasolaryngoscopy?

Many of our patients require a direct video nasolaryngoscopy. This is a minor procedure which gives us a magnified, high definition, live action view of your nose, throat and larynx. A clinician puts a flexible tube combining a light and video camera into one of your nostrils while you’re sitting upright in a chair. Local anaesthetic is sprayed in your nose to numb before we pass the scope. You may feel the tube moving around. It should not hurt or be uncomfortable. The video camera is linked to a screen and the examination is recorded so you and your doctor can look at the images together.

All Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgeons perform nasolaryngoscopies to examine patients but our practice is one of the very few in Australia which uses videoscopes. The great advantage of videscopes over standard flexible telescopes is that they provide a superior (4K) magnified image on a wide screen. The videos we record during your consultations are saved to your medical record used to track your progress following treatment. A/Prof Gallagher originally used fibreoptic telescopes in his practice but changed over to video in 2013. He was the first surgeon in Australia to do so. This was because he recognised that the superior image offered by video significantly improves the doctor's ability to identify pre-cancerous and cancerous changes in the lining of the throat and voicebox.


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Dr Brett Leavers

Otorhinolaryngologist, Male
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Assoc prof Richard Gallagher

Otorhinolaryngologist, Male

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Pricing Guide

This pricing is indicative only. Actual fees may vary based on the treatment received during the appointment, and if you have preferred provider private health insurance.

Appointment cost

Dr Leavers initial consultation
A/Prof Gallagher initial consultation
A Prof Gallagher extended initial consultation
Dr Leavers extended initial consultation
Follow up consultation
Direct video nasolaryngoscopy

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Contact details

Suite 1403, Level 14, Sister Francis McGuigan Wing / 406 Victoria St Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
(02) 8382 6...
(02) 8382 6...

Opening hours

9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

Languages spoken


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Air conditioned facility
Allied health nearby
Bus stop nearby

Special interests

Head and neck cancer
Ear, nose and throat surgery

Directions and parking


The St Vincent’s car park is located at 404 Victoria St, Darlinghurst and is operated by Secure Parking.

The entrance from Victoria Street is via the entrance driveway to the main hospital foyer and close to the corner of Burton Street.

The cost of parking at the St Vincent’s car park is:

Casual rates: Monday to Sunday (including public holidays)

0-½ hour: $5

½-1 hour: $10

1-2 hours: $17

2-3 hours: $21

3-6 hours: $30


The following routes stop nearby the hospital:

  • 324
  • 325
  • 311
  • 333 (PrePay-only)
  • 352
  • 380
  • 389
  • 440
  • M40


The closest station is Kings Cross, on the Eastern Suburbs Line. It is a 15 minute walk along Victoria Street to the hospital.