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Mr John Chaplin - Thyroid and Head & Neck Surgeon, Otolaryngologist

Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


Mr John M. Chaplin is an FRACS qualified Head and Neck, Endocrine and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, internationally fellowship trained in Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.

John works  in private practice at Mauranui Clinic, Epsom and also at the Auckland Regional Head and Neck Service at Auckland City Hospital.

John's areas of interest are in thyroid, parathyroid and head & neck surgery, parotidectomy and salivary gland surgery and management of neck lumps. He is an expert in mouth and throat cancer and skin cancers and melanoma that have spread to the lymph nodes in the  parotid gland and neck.

John has undergone training in Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound including Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (USGFNA). John's practice at Gillies Hospital and Clinic has an ultrasound machine and John now performs in-office thyroid and neck lump ultrasound and also does USGFNA of thyroid lumps and nodules, neck lumps and salivary gland lumps. Along with in-office flexible endoscopy this makes a comprehensive one-stop referral point for assessment for neck masses and thyroid nodules and goitres.

He also has expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, including free tissue transfer, cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty and cosmetic facial surgery.

Video:  Dr John Chaplin discusses his practice and talks about thyroid lumps and nodules and the types of surgery he performs.


For more information see www.nosesurgery.co.nz and www.thyroid.co.nz.


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Referral Expectations

  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • One stop Neck Lump Clinic
  • Parotid swellings, lumps and tumours
  • Metastatic skin cancer and melanoma
  • Tongue cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Facial plastic surgery
  • Nose and nasal surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Snoring and OSA 


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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Thyroidectomy

    The thyroid gland is a small organ in the midline of the neck, just below the Adam's apple.… More

  • Parathyroidectomy

    Hypercalcaemia is the medical word for a high level of calcium in the blood.… More

  • Parotidectomy

    An incision is made in front of the ear, passing below the ear lobe and curving forward into the neck.… More

  • Salivary Gland Disorders (Including Salivary Gland Stone Removal)

    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

  • Neck Ultrasound

    In ultrasound, a beam of sound at a very high frequency (that cannot be heard) is sent into the body from a small vibrating crystal in a hand-held scanner head.… More

  • Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (USGFNA)

    In this procedure, ultrasound imaging is used to guide a very small needle to the site of a lesion where it is used to extract cells from an abnormal growth for biopsy.… More

  • Head and Neck Lumps or 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

  • Radical Neck Dissection

    All lymph nodes (bean-shaped glands that filter harmful agents picked up by the lymphatic system) from the collar bone to the jaw and from the front of the neck to the back are removed, along with the sternocleidomastoid muscle (moves the head from side to side), the spinal accessory nerve… More

  • Modified or Selective Neck Dissection

    Selected  groups of lymph nodes that are at risk of being involved with malignancy are removed through incisions in the neck.… More

  • Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is a very common condition in New Zealand due to a high population of fair skinned people and high UV light concentration.The main types of skin cancer are BCC (basal cell carcinoma), SCC (squamous cell carcinoma) and melanoma. More

  • Tongue Cancer

    Tongue cancer presents as a persistent ulcer usually on the side of the tongue.… More

  • Throat Cancer

    The throat is a tube that runs from the back of the mouth down through the front part of the neck to join the oesophagus (the tube that carries food to the stomach).… More

  • Head and Neck Surgery

    Head and Neck Surgery is a subspeciality of Otolaryngology that involves diagnosis and surgical treatment of benign and malignant conditions of structures in the face and head and neck excluding the brain, spine or neck muscles.… More

  • Head and Neck Cancers

    Head and neck cancers are a group of malignancies affecting soft tissue and bony structures of the face, head and neck.… More

  • Pharyngeal Pouch

    A pharyngeal pouch or Zenkers Diverticulum is an outpouching of the pharynx at the level of the larynx (voice box).… More

  • Head and Neck Reconstruction

    Resecting head and neck cancers, benign tumours and major trauma to the face and neck can create large defects that have a profound effect on cosmesis and function.… 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

  • Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Surgery)

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

  • Chin Augmentation

    An under-projected lower jaw can make the face look weak.… More

  • Blepharoplasty

    Excess skin and/or fat can be surgically removed from your upper and/or lower eyelids to give your skin a less wrinkled and puffy appearance.… More

  • Otoplasty

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

  • Facelift

    A face lift can include several different procedures such as a neck lift and/or a brow lift, all designed to reduce lines and wrinkles and lift sagging skin.… 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.  This opens up the ventilation and drainage pathways in the outer wall of your nose. More

  • Septoplasty

    This operation repositions the nasal septum and is performed entirely within your nose so that there are no external cuts made on your face. More

  • Sinusitis

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

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Travel Directions

Travel Directions for Mauranui Clinic, 86 Great South Road

  • If you are coming on the Motorway from the North, take the Market Road exit, turn right at the first set of traffic lights at the end of motorway off ramp on to Market Road. Then turn right onto Great South Road at the traffic lights. Continue along Great South Road toward Newmarket and Mauranui Clinic is on the right on the corner of Mauranui and Great South Roads, opposite Dilworth School.
  • If you are coming on the Motorway from the South, take the Market Road exit, turn left onto Market Road, then turn right onto Great South Road at the traffic lights. Continue along Great South Road toward Newmarket and Mauranui Clinic is on the right on the corner of Mauranui and Great South Roads, opposite Dilworth School.

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There is a bus stop immediately outside the building on Great South Road.

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Parking is available on-site and there is also free off-street parking in Mauranui Road.


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Suite 12, Mauranui Clinic
86 Great South Rd
Auckland 1051

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Street Address

Suite 12, Mauranui Clinic
86 Great South Rd
Auckland 1051

Postal Address

PO Box 99018
Auckland 1149

This page was last updated at 6:58PM on November 12, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr John Chaplin - Thyroid and Head & Neck Surgeon, Otolaryngologist.