Comprehensive care from a world-class team

Our team at MercyAscot Head and Neck Service (formerly Auckland Head and Neck Specialists or AHNS) is committed to providing high-quality healthcare services for patients with head and neck disorders. We focus on producing excellent clinical outcomes through our multidisciplinary team of specialists who will take care of you every step of the way. 

Working alongside General Practitioners (GPs), MercyAscot Head and Neck Service is one of the first private hospitals in New Zealand to provide end-to-end support for patients on their head and neck cancer journey.  Our one-stop diagnostic clinics (neck lump; salivary gland and facial fracture) provide fast access to treatment from early diagnosis, through to treatment and recovery — removing the need for multiple appointments.

Neck Lump Clinic

Our multi-disciplinary team is highly experienced in assessing, diagnosing, and managing neck lumps.

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Salivary Gland Clinic

Recieve a quick diagnosis at the MercyAscot Salivary Gland Clinic. Our team of salivary gland experts are led by head and neck surgery specialists, Mr Kevin Smith and Dr Muammar Abu-Serriah.

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End to end cancer support with a dedicated multidisciplinary team

MercyAscot Head and Neck Service is proud to offer an end-to-end service for patients coping with cancer. Our caring support team will guide you through your journey from diagnosis to recovery.

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The MercyAscot Head and Neck Service can help patients with concerns around:

  • Head, neck, mouth, and skin cancers
  • Ears, nose, and throat conditions (otorhinolaryngology)
  • Neck and thyroid lumps
  • Tooth extraction
  • Dry mouth
  • Oral ulcers
  • Dental implants
  • Mouth, face, and jaw trauma (maxillofacial trauma)
  • Facial deformities
  • Oral facial rehabilitation

Our non-surgical support services include:

  • Specialist nursing
  • Specialist pathology
  • Complex wound care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology (imaging)
  • Dietitian support
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Clinical pharmacy

If you are worried about any of the conditions, please contact your GP or family doctor for a referral to the MercyAscot Head and Neck Service.

Multi-disciplinary approach to care

The team at MercyAscot Head and Neck Service is committed to providing the best patient outcomes. By combining their expertise, the team work together to deliver specialised end-to-end patient care. 

The surgical service is led by highly-experienced surgeons Rajan Patel, Muammar Abu-Serriah, Mark Izzard, Kevin Smith, and Kim Gear.

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Our Latest Stories

Brave woman undergoes lifesaving surgery for facial tumour

Vea Koloa came to New Zealand from Tonga for life-changing surgery to remove a benign tumour from her head.

Read about Vea and her experience with MercyAscot Head and Neck Service.

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Kim McLeod’s head and neck cancer recovery

Kim McLeod, a past patient at the MercyAscot Neck Lump Clinic, talks about his journey with head and neck cancer and the importance of an early diagnosis for a better patient outcome.

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