Neck Lump Clinics

The MercyAscot Head and Neck Service offer New Zealand's first and only 'one-stop' specialist Neck Lump Clinics.

Click play on the video below to learn more about the Neck Lump Clinics. 

The multidisciplinary Neck Lump Clinic service is available at two locations:

  • The Fred Thomas Health Centre, Takapuna
  • Mercy Specialist Centre, Epsom

During  a 45-minute appointment, we offer patients the following:

  • Complete head and neck clinical assessment, explanation of test results and treatment planning by a head and neck surgeon
  • Ultra-sound examination and fine-needle aspirate (FNA) biopsy by a specialist head and neck radiologist
  • Immediate assessment of the FNA biopsy by a specialist head and neck pathologist.
     

When to urgently refer to our Neck Lump Clinics*?

Please urgently refer any neck lumps which meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Neck Lump increasing in size
  • Neck Lump greater than 2 cm in size
  • Neck Lump present for more than 3 weeks that has changed
  • Neck Lump present for 6 weeks or more
  • Widespread lymphadenopathy > 2cm
  • ‘B’ symptoms: night sweats, generalised itch, weight loss, fever

Our results so far**

  • 551 neck lump patients assessed
  • 99% of patients given diagnosis following assessment at neck lump clinics
  • 48% discharged with reassurance after a single appointment
  • 14% cancer diagnosis. 

Meet our team


 

LEAD SURGEONS

Mark Izzard

Mr Rajan Patel

Mr Mark Izzard

Head and Neck Surgeon  
MBBS, FRACS (ORLHNS) 

Mr Rajan Patel

Head and Neck Surgeon 
MBChB, MD, FRCS (ORLHNS),

FRACS (ORLHNS) 

SPECIALIST CONSULTANTS

Dr Hament Padya

Kevin SMith

Dr Hament Pandya

Radiologist
MBChB, MRCS, FRCR (UK) 

Mr Kevin Smith
Head and Neck Surgeon
MA, MBBS, MRCS, FRACS
(ORLHNS)

 

 

Dr Carole Paulus

Dr Sadiq Al-Sakini

Dr Carole Paulus
Radiologist

MD, MRANZCR, MSFR

Dr Sadiq Al-Sakini
Pathologist

MBChB, MSc, MSc. Path.,

FRCPA 

Dr Christine Koch

 Assoc. Prof Patrick Emanuel

Dr Christine Koch 
Radiologist

BE, MBChB, FRANZCR

Assoc. Prof Patrick Emanuel
Pathologist

MBChB, FACP, FRCPA,

FASDP, Dip. Arts

 

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*Adapted from Guidelines for the Management of Neck Lumps,Pan-Birmingham Cancer Network 2010
*As of May 11 2017

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