Meet our doctors
Dr Brett Leavers and
Assoc Prof Richard Gallagher
We are ENT trained Head and Neck Surgeons. ENT, or ear nose and throat, is also known as Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. We care for a range of conditions, including general ENT, but our passion lies with diseases of the head and neck, and complex airway disease. Preserving appearance and functionality are our surgical goals. Head and neck conditions often present with a neck lump, and include thyroid, salivary gland, and parotid conditions, as well as head and neck cancers. We are also experts in adult airway reconstruction.
Our patients can come from around the corner or across the country. We have been caring for regional, rural and remote patients for many years, and now regularly run clinics in Griffith, Wagga and Orange. Our administrative team are experts in IPTAAS forms and coordinating your appointments to minimise your time away from home and work.
When one of us is away, the other is your back up plan. We spend a lot of time together. We both consult in Darlinghurst on a Tuesday morning prior to attending the St Vincent’s Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meeting at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and can often be found in the operating theatre together addressing complex surgical cases at St Vincent’s Public Hospital. Throughout the week we also attend pathology, M&M, and radiology meetings, and often round on our patients together.
Ours is one of only a handful of practices in Australia to use direct video nasolaryngoscopy to examine the throat. Richard pioneered the use of this equipment in Australian consulting rooms. It gives a superior 4K, moving image which can be shared with patients. Recorded videos are added to patient files and used for diagnosis and ongoing monitoring and surveillance.
How to get in touch with us
Head Neck Ent

Suite 1403 Level 14
406 Victoria Street,
Darlinghurst NSW 2010