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Dr. Richard Gallagher & Dr. Brett Leavers

Griffith Otorhinolaryngologist
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41-45 Animoo Avenue Griffith, NSW 2680

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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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Assoc prof Richard Gallagher

Otorhinolaryngologist, Male
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Dr Brett Leavers

Otorhinolaryngologist, Male

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Pricing and payment

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
$240.00
Dr Leavers extended consultation
$300.00
Dr Leavers follow up apppointment
$160.00
A/Prof Gallagher initial consultation
$300.00
A/Prof Gallagher extended consuultation
$350.00
A/Prof Gallagher follow up consultation
$160.00
Direct video nasolaryngoscopy
$210.00
Ear toilet
$210.00

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Location

Contact details

41-45 Animoo Avenue Griffith, NSW 2680
(02) 8382 6...
(02) 8382 6...

Opening hours

Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Languages spoken

English

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Facilities

Air conditioned facility
Comfortable waiting room
Disabled parking available

Special interests

Otorhinolaryngology
Head and neck cancer
Ear, nose and throat surgery

Directions and parking

Parking

On-site parking is available at the hospital, with additional street parking also available nearby.