ENT Group is a group of specialized otolaryngologists located at Mercy Hospital in Auckland. Dr Melanie Collins and Mr Salil Nair treat a variety of ear, nose, or throat related issues including chronic sinusitis, ear infections, hearing loss, snoring, and sleep apnoea in adults and children.
Dr Collins specializes in surgery for chronic otitis media (perforations), cholesteatoma, exostoses (swimmers ears) and hearing loss (stapedectomy, ossicular chain reconstruction and bone anchored hearing aids). She has trained in the use of lasers and endoscopes in ear surgery. She has published a number of peer reviewed research articles and has a particular interest in post-graduate training.
Mr Nair moved to Auckland with his family in 2011 to help provide specialist sinus and skull base services at Auckland City Hospital and Counties Manukau DHB. He has a higher MD degree and has been appointed to a Senior Lecturer position at the Universtiy of Auckland.
He specializes in surgery for chronic sinusitis and rhinitis, tumours of the nose / sinuses and skull base, Lothrop frontal sinus surgical procedures and watery eyes. He collaborates with the neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists on joint complex cases and regularly attends the multidisciplinary Head & Neck meetings at ACH.