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Tom Kuruvilla - Ear, Nose, and Throat - Facial Plastic Surgery

I am a New Zealand trained surgeon specialised in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery. My private practice is situated at our brand new, purpose built rooms at Specialists at NINE, Edgeware, Christchurch. I offer a high standard of patient care in a caring and friendly environment.

Some of my interests include:

  • Advanced endoscopic sinus surgery including Modified Endoscopic Lothrop surgery
  • Balloon sinuplasty under general or local anaesthesia in the rooms
  • Facial plastic surgery including rhinoplasty, otoplasty and skin cancers or benign lesions/moles
  • Coblation assisted surgery for Tonsillectomy and Snoring Surgery
  • State of the art treatment of Otitis Media/Glue Ear, Tonsillitis and problem runny or blocked noses.
  • Pillar Implant and radio frequency treatment to the tongue base for the control or snoring and sleep apnoea.

Prior to beginning ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat training) I have worked in:

  • General practice in Perth, Western Australia
  • Plastic surgery at Middlemore Hospital
  • Paediatric surgery at The Starship Hospital
  • General and trauma surgery at Auckland Hospital

This gave me a broad and useful skill base to take into my advanced training in ENT, first in Dunedin and finally Christchurch. After obtaining my fellowship, I worked as a Consultant Surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Scotland, developing my subspecialty interests.

Qualifications and Memberships

MBChB University Of Otago
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Member of the Australasian Rhinological Society
Member of the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

  • We offer low dose radiation MINICAT scans on our level, to assist with surgical planning.
  • Close proximity to premier Radiological services, which offer same-day high resolution digital imaging to my patients.
  • Full laboratory services are available on campus.
  • Overnight screening sleep studies for OSA and snoring available on site.
  • Access to ACC elective surgery contracts and provision of ACC hearing loss reports.
  • Full minor procedures room is available with a fulltime surgical nurse in attendance.
  • We have an ear nurse available for ear cleaning - please contact Chris Olsen on 03 968 3148

Parking is available on site.

I am a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Balloon Sinuplasty and Modified Endoscopic Lothrop Surgery. If your medical insurance is with Southern Cross, we can organise your surgical pre-approval for you for these procedures. I operate most frequently at Forte Health Hospital which our ENT group of 9 surgeons are shareholders. I also operate at Southern Cross Hospital and St George's Hospital. Day surgery or inpatient stay is available.

We can provide you with comprehensive patient information on surgical procedures.

  • We have a strong relationship with Anaesthesia Associates, who provide our anaesthetic services. Contact them to obtain quotes for anaesthesia for your surgery.
  • Forte Health, Southern Cross and St George's Hospital can provide you with quotes for hospital charges for your surgery. Browse their site for an overview of services and contact them for a quotation once you have our operation quote and know where your surgery will be done.