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Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery



Dr Andrew Cho is available for consultations and surgery in Epsom, Howick and Whangārei. He can normally see patients for initial consultation within one to two weeks - please give us a call if you would like to see someone urgently. Please ask your GP to make a referral via EDI, Specialist Referrals Hub or fax and we will make contact with you within 48 hours.


Dr Cho offers specialist consultation regarding a range of ear, nose and throat conditions including:

General ENT Surgery

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Grommets
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea


  • Cancer of the head and neck
  • Plastic reconstructive surgery of the head and neck
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Ultrasound investigations of the head and neck
  • Paediatric Otolaryngology
  • Robotic ENT surgery 

Transoral Robotic Surgery TORS can provide the following benefits:

  • Excellent tumour control
  • Less likely to require chemo/radiotherapy
  • Good speech & swallowing results
  • Quicker operation time
  • Faster recovery time (less time off work)

Dr Cho is available for consultation and surgical appointments at Epsom, Howick and Whangārei and conducts robot head and neck surgery at Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital.


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

ENT Surgeons (or otolaryngologists) are specialist doctors who deal with medical and surgical treatment of conditions of the ears, nose, throat and structures of the head and neck.



Mon9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Dr Cho has a late clinic every second Tuesday from 5-7pm.

Please contact the practice during the above times to arrange appointments.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Procedures / Treatments

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tonsillitis

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

    An incision (cut) is made in the front of and at the base of the neck and part or all of the thyroid gland is removed.… More

  • Neck Surgery

    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… 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

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160 Gillies Avenue
Auckland 1023

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160 Gillies Avenue
Auckland 1023

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Gillies Clinic,
160 Gillies Avenue,
Auckland 1023

This page was last updated at 10:20AM on December 23, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Robot Head & Neck Surgery.