Central Auckland, East Auckland, North Auckland, South Auckland, West Auckland > Private Hospitals & Specialists >

Mr David A.J. Mills - Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon

Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery


Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT) is also known as Otorhinolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery.  This area of medicine is concerned with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, the head and the neck.

David Mills graduated from the Auckland School of Medicine (MB.ChB) in 1981. He gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Otorhinolaryngology in 1987. Over 1988/89 he was Head & Neck Fellow at the University of California, Davis, Medical Centre in Sacramento, California. Whilst at the Medical Centre he also gained experience in Facial Plastic Surgery. In 1989/90 he was Senior Registrar at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland. There he attended courses in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and on returning to New Zealand was one of the first to undertake this form of surgery.


  • Mr David Mills

    Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon

Referral Expectations

A referral letter from your family doctor is preferred.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Sinusitis

    In the facial bones surrounding your nose, there are four pairs of hollow air spaces known as sinuses or sinus cavities.… More

  • Snoring

    Snoring is the harsh rattling noise made by some people when they sleep.… More

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

    When snoring is interrupted by episodes of totally obstructed breathing, it is known as obstructive sleep apnoea.… More

  • Rhinitis

    Rhinitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

    A small telescope (endoscope) is inserted into your nose. Instruments can be passed by the endoscope and used to remove small pieces of bone and soft tissue.… More

  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

    Surgery can be carried out to improve the appearance of your nose e.g.… More

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

    The appearance of ears that are misshaped or protruding ‘bat ears’ can be improved surgically.… More

  • Salivary Gland Disorders

    There are three large pairs of glands (parotid, sublingual and submandibular) in your mouth that produce saliva which helps break down food as part of the digestion process.… More

  • Facial Scars

    Scar appearance can be improved by various methods including a surgical procedure known as scar revision.… More

  • Head and Neck Masses

    Growths, lumps, tumours or masses on the head and neck can be benign (noncancerous) or cancerous and can form in the larynx, pharynx, thyroid gland, salivary gland, mouth, neck, face or skull.… More

  • Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

    If you find it difficult to pass food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach, you may have a swallowing disorder or dysphagia.… More

  • Tonsillitis

    Your tonsils are the oval-shaped lumps of tissue that lie on both sides of the back of the throat.… More

  • Hoarseness

    Hoarseness can be described as abnormal voice changes that make your voice sound raspy and strained and higher or lower or louder or quieter than normal.… More

  • Otology (Ear) Tests

    Audiometry is the electronic testing of hearing ability.  You will sit in a special room wearing earphones and be asked to respond when you hear a noise through the earphones.  These tests can measure your hearing levels as well as other aspects of hearing such as the ability to recognise… More

  • Otitis Media

    This is inflammation or infection of your middle ear (the space behind your eardrum) and is often associated with a build-up of fluid in your middle ear.… More

  • Otosclerosis

    When the growth of one of the tiny bones in your middle ear, the stapes, changes from hard to soft and spongy, it leads to the condition called otosclerosis.… More

  • Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can be divided into two types: conductive hearing loss (caused by some sort of mechanical problem in the external or middle ear) or sensorineural hearing loss (caused by disorders of the inner ear, hearing nerve or associated brain structures).… More

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    This is a slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) overgrowth of tissue on the nerves that affect your hearing and balance.… More

  • Meniere's Disease

    Meniere's disease is a disorder in which there is an abnormality in the fluids of the inner ear resulting in increased pressure in the inner ear.… More


Parking is available onsite at Mauranui Clinic and Eastcare. Parking near Mauranui Clinic is available on Mauranui Ave and Great South Rd. 

Contact Details

84 - 86 Great South Road
Auckland 1051

Information about this location

View on Google Maps

Get directions

Street Address

84 - 86 Great South Road
Auckland 1051

Postal Address

Mauranui Clinic
84 - 86 Great South Rd
Auckland 1051

This page was last updated at 11:54AM on September 10, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr David A.J. Mills - Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon.