John and his colleague David Vokes performed two more cases of TORS on September 7 2017 at southern Cross North Harbour, the only Head and neck surgery centre in Auckland with a de Vinci Robot. Both patients had neck dissections prior to the TORS and both are recovering well.
John along with his Colleague David Vokes performed 3 Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) resections for HPV related Tonsil Squamous Cell Cancer at Southern Cross North Harbour Yesterday using the deVinci Xi Robot.
All cases went well and patients are recovering well this morning.
Back in The USA for the 3rd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer in Boston at the Westin Waterfront Boston
Looking forward to a great meeting
John has just returned from Hawaii where he was involved with the head and neck surgery section of the meeting. His presentations included office based thyroid and neck ultrasound, nerve preservation in thyroid surgery, new published guidelines in the management of thyroid nodules and cancer and transoral surgery in throat cancer. John also chaired a session on salivary gland surgery and a debate on the role of immunisation in the prevention of HPV related throat cancer.
John is preparing his schedule for the South Pacific ORL Forum in Honolulu Hawaii
He will present on thyroid ultrasound, guidelines in differentiated thyroid cancer, laryngeal nerves in thyroid surgery and transoral surgery in HPV related throat cancer. He is also chairing a session on salivary gland surgery.
John has just returned from a course in Atlanta and Philadelphia on trans oral robotic surgery TORS he will use this technology in treating patients with HPV related oropharyngeal (Throat) cancers. These are the most common mucosal cancers now seen in NZ and the incidence has doubled over the last 2 decades. The deVinci Robot is based at Southern Cross North Harbour and patients will be treated by John there.
John Had two visiting surgeons on Monday 27 March
He did a total thyroidectomy for a large retrosternal thyroid goitre that had previously been attempted and abandoned at another hospital, a parathyroidectomy for a patient with hyperparathyroidism and a thyroid lobectomy for a large thyroid nodule.
John was the convener for the Australian and NZ Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS) annual scientific meeting in conjunction with The IFHNOS 2016 World Tour at the Langham in Auckland from 25-27 Oct. The meeting was hugely successful with over 260 attendees and a high quality of presentations. The faculty were outstanding and the feedback has been excellent. I am pleased it has been such a success.
John Attended that ANZES meeting in Darling Harbour, Sydney on Friday 24 June.
The meeting consisted of 4 sessions and topics included Thyroid case studies, Thyroid cancer Parathyroid Surgery and Neck Dissection. Panel discussions followed each group of presentations. John Also hosted 3 visiting Australian Surgeons on Monday 20 June and he performed 4 thyroid procedures to demonstrate the Focus + harmonic scalpel.
John ran a thyroid surgery course for Focus + harmonic scalpel on Monday 11 April 2016. A visiting surgeon from Whanganui attended along with 2 reps from Johnson & Johnson. John performed 4 Total thyroid operations for Goitre, thyroid cancer and graves disease.