With a wealth of knowledge and commitment to patient care, our team stands ready to deliver comprehensive medical solutions tailored to your needs. At the core of our approach lies a genuine concern for the well-being of our patients. We believe in building lasting relationships based on trust, empathy, and open communication. By listening attentively to your concerns, we strive to provide personalised treatment plans that address both your physical and emotional needs.
- Head & Neck
- Benign & Malignant Pathology
- Salivary gland/thyroid & parathyroid surgery
- Trans-oral Robotic Surgery
- General ENT Surgery
- Sinus Surgery
Dr Stephen Pearson
Dr Pearson has been practicing in the Illawarra since 2004 and is committed to providing the highest standard of care within his specialty.
Having completed his university degree with first class honours, Dr Pearson started his basic surgical training in 1996. His specialty training in surgery started with an accredited posting in surgical oncology with exposure to head and neck surgery in 1999. Subsequently he was accepted into specialty training in ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery. Having completed four years of the accredited training and successfully passing the final exams, Dr Pearson secured a subspecialty fellowship in advanced head and neck, thyroid and reconstructive surgery in the internationally recognised unit in Auckland City Hospital.
Dr Pearson operates in Wollongong Public hospital and private hospitals across the Illawarra. One of his responsibilities within the public system is to mentor and supervise the junior surgeons accredited to train in his specialties. Dr Pearson also chairs the thyroid / parathyroid multidisciplinary meetings held fortnightly in Wollongong Public hospital. He also operates in Wollongong Private and Shellharbour Private hospitals. He is an invited lecturer at the University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine.
Dr Pearson’s clinical experience covers the general areas of ear, nose, throat, head and neck surgery. This includes both paediatric and adult conditions. He has subspecialty training in major head and neck surgical procedures, including the management of both benign and malignant diseases. His particular interests include thyroid, parathyroid, parotid gland surgery and trans-oral Robotic surgery.
He is passionate about bringing the most current methods of treatment to the Illawarra.
- Sleep Breathing Disorders
- Airway Issues
- General ENT
Professor Stuart MacKay
Prof MacKay offers general adult and paediatric ear, nose, throat and head and neck assessment and surgical services. He completed his medical degree at the University of NSW in 1998, graduating with honours. His Fellowship in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery was completed in 2006. In 2007 he completed a Fellowship in Airway Reconstruction Surgery for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
In 2008 Prof MacKay started the Illawarra Multidisciplinary Sleep Apnoea Team Meeting and this continues with monthly patient reviews with various other specialists and allied health staff in the rooms of Illawarra Sleep Medicine Centre. He also has been an invited speaker and chair of Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Panels nationally and internationally. He is one of the most recognisable surgeons for sleep apnoea and snoring after his fellowship mentor, Dr Samuel Robinson.
Prof MacKay has been actively involved in the formation of a joint Head and Neck Cancer Meeting fortnightly at the Wollongong Hospital and a One Airway Clinic (with A/Prof Andrew Jones, respiratory physician, and Margaret Le Lacheur, speech therapist), held at the Rooms.
He is actively involved in teaching as both Professor and Examiner at the University of Wollongong Medical School. He is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association and was formerly on its clinical committee. He is the current vice president of the International Surgical Sleep Society and has been a chief investigator on NHMRC and Garnett- Passe Funded Research Projects.
Prof MacKay operates in Wollongong Public hospital as well as Wollongong and Shellharbour Private hospitals.
- Cochlear Implants/BAHA
- General ENT
- Nasal Obstruction
- Sinus Surgery
- Glue Ear
- Head & Neck
- Salivary gland/Thyroid
- Benign & Malignant Pathology
Dr Daniel Cox
Dr Daniel Cox has bee practicing in the Illawarra since 2021.
Dr Daniel Cox is a consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngologist) and Head and Neck Surgeon. He is passionate about his work and the opportunity to improve peoples lives within his speciality. Dr Cox has wide experience in the assessment and treatment of all aspects of adult and paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat as well as Head and Neck Surgery. He is particularly interested in hearing restoration, disease of the middle ear as well as Head and Neck cancer.
Dr Daniel Cox completed his training in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in early 2020. During his training he spent time at both Sydney Childrens hospitals as well as completing a year in Wollongong. His final year was at St. Vincent’s hospital, Darlinghurst, an internationally recognised centre of excellence. This final year resulted in great experience in complex Head and Neck surgery, including thyroid surgery, as well as advanced specialist ear and nose surgery.
Since completing his training Dr Cox completed an international fellowship in Christchurch, New Zealand, the largest tertiary referral service in the South Island. He held a locum staff specialist position before undertaking the fellowship in Otology and Skull base surgery. During this time Dr Cox was able to develop expertise in Cochlear Implants, both adults and paediatrics, as well as develop proficiency as a skull base surgeon.
Dr Cox operates in Wollongong Public hospital as well as Wollongong and Shellharbour Private hospitals.
Dr Cox offers general adult and paediatric ear, nose and throat assessments.
- Complex Sinus Problems
- Nasal Obstruction
- Base of Skull Surgery
Dr Lyndon Chan
Dr. Lyndon Chan is a paediatric and adult Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon with subspecialty interest in sinonasal disorders, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Triple fellowship trained Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist with provision of management for all adult and children's ENT disorders.
After completing otolaryngology training in NSW, Dr Lyndon Chan undertook several fellowships with internationally renowned experts to consolidate and develop highly specialised and innovative techniques in ENT to offer patients in Australia.
Dr Lyndon Chan has public and private hospital appointments at all of the areas that he operates in and an academic appointment with The University of Wollongong. He is also a board member of the International Surgical Sleep Society (ISSS). These avenues allow ongoing contribution to medical advancement and research, and training the next generation of doctors and ENT surgeons.
He is committed to comprehensive, proficient, compassionate, and personalised patient care. You will receive the highest level of care recognised in Australia and internationally through his ongoing collaboration with ENT faculties in Asia and America.
- Voice Therapy
Margaret Le Lacheur
Margaret le Lacheur Our Speech Therapist & Voice Therapist, Margaret Le Lacheur, has had extensive experience of treating voice disorders in adults and children. She is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia, having obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech and Hearing) at the Western Australian Institute of Technology. Before training as a speech and voice therapist, Margaret was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Adelaide University and a post-graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary School) and then taught high school classes, thus obtaining an insider’s view of the vocal demands of teaching. This experience stimulated Margaret’s interest in the treatment of voice injury in teachers. She is also involved in the prevention of voice injury, through in-service education to teacher groups.
Margaret holds a post-graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics, and has been a teacher of English as a Second Language at TAFE. With this double qualification of speech pathology and TESL, Margaret is well qualified to meet the needs of clients for accent reduction and accent modification.
Margaret is committed to the multi-disciplinary model of voice care and voice diagnosis. She provides the speech pathology specialty to the multidisciplinary voice and One Airway Clinic at Illawarra ENT. She is a member of the Australian Voice Association, and works collaboratively with local singing teachers and voice coaches when singers and acting students undergo voice treatment at Illawarra ENT.
The singing voice and the actor’s voice are of special interest to Margaret. In the development of her own voice Margaret has found the Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais Technique to be of significant benefit. These techniques have applications to healing the voice and getting the best out of one’s voice, especially for the high demand vocalisation required of the singer or actor.
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment is an effective therapy for the weak voice and unclear speech of Parkinson’s disease. Margaret is an enthusiastic certified practitioner of this treatment, having experienced the effectiveness of this treatment with a large number of patients.