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Ear Nose and Throat Surgery Research

Concord Hospital department of Otorhinolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat surgery) is a dynamic unit offering general ear nose and throat services to the local community as well as a comprehensive tertiary referral service for advanced Rhinology (sinus and nose disorders). We currently perform the largest number of rhinology cases in NSW with four dedicated Rhinologists with subspecialty interests in Allergy, Anterior Skull-base Surgery, Advanced sinus surgery and functional rhinoplasty.

Working closely with the Rhinology and Skull Base Research Group, St Vincent's Centre for Applied Medical Research, we are involved in numerous clinical studies and projects. Our surgeons are invited faculty members at conferences world wide, run numerous Sinus surgery courses and give presentations locally and internationally as well as involved in training the next generation of surgeons. 

Our Publications


Ma SW; Ende JA; Alvarado R; Christensen JM; Kalish L; Sacks R; Campbell R; Rimmer J; Harvey R. Topical Vitamin D May Modulate Human Sinonasal Mucosal Responses to House Dust Mite Antigen. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy. 2020; 34(4):471-481. 
Cavada MN; Wong E; Orgain CA; Grayson JW; Alvarado R; Campbell RG; Kalish L; Harvey RJ. Fungal ball of the maxillary sinus and the risk of persistent sinus dysfunction after simple antrostomy. American Journal of Otolaryngology. 2020; 41(4):102541. 
Habib AR, Wong E, Sacks R, Singh N. Artificial intelligence to detect tympanic membrane perforations. Journal of Laryngology & Otology. 2020; 134(4):311-315. 
Wong E, Sansoni ER, Do TQ, Matchett I, Kalish LH, Sacks R, Harvey RJ. Cadaveric Assessment of the Efficacy of Sinus Irrigation After Staged Clearance of the Medial Maxillary Wall. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy. 2020; 34(2):290-296. 
Banks C, Husain Q, Sacks R, Freitag SK, Bleier BS. Development of a Modular Cadaveric Endoscopic Orbital Surgery Model. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy. 2020; 34(2):183-188. 
Wong EH, Orgain CA, Sansoni ER, Alvarado R, Grayson J, Kalish L, Sacks R, Harvey RJ. Turbinate loss from non-inflammatory sinonasal surgery does not correlate with poor sinonasal function. American Journal of Otolaryngology. 2020; 41(1):102316. 
Cavada MN, Grayson JW, Sacks R. What is the evidence for macrolide therapy in chronic rhinosinusitis? Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery. 2020; 28(1):6-10.