Surgeon

 
Dr Tony Kuo    MBChB FRACS OHNS

Children and Adult Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon
Head and Neck Oncology Surgeon 
Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction Surgeon
Director and Founder of Macquarie ENT Clinic
VMO Surgeon Macquarie University Hospital
VMO Surgeon Sydney Adventist Hospital
VMO Surgeon Chatswood Private Hospital
VMO Surgeon Gosford Public & Private Hospital
Lecturer Medical School Macquarie University
Conjoint Lecturer Medical School University of Newcastle
Fu-Chan Wei Club Australia and New Zealand Regional Advisory Board and National Representative
 


Dr Tony Kuo MBChB FRACS (OHNS) is a highly trained fully qualified senior Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgeon servicing the Northern Sydney, Gosford and the Central Coast community of New South Wales. He is a Conjoint Lecturer of Newcastle Medical School and Macquarie University Medical School. Dr Kuo graduated from the University of Otago, School of Medicine, Dunedin, New Zealand in 1999. He completed his specialist training in Auckland and Waikato. He passed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons final examination in 2009.

 


Following this he spent two years in post graduate fellowship positions. He was awarded two year scholarship in one of the largest Head and Neck Centers in the world, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. The first year was spent at the Department of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery trained by Professor Chun-Da Liao specializing in the treatment of head and neck cancers. The second year was spent at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery trained by Professor Fu-Chan Wei, a world renowned specialist in head and neck plastic and reconstructive surgery. He gained skills in reconstruction of complex defects of the face, jaw, tongue, throat and neck following cancer surgery or trauma. Tony is the first Australasian trained surgeon to be accepted and trained by Professor Wei and a rare surgeon to receive postgraduate fellowship training in two surgical specialties, Otolaryngology and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. The double fellowship was completed in 2011.


Dr Kuo has gained a large experience in head and neck surgery, cancer excision and reconstruction of complex head and neck defects during and after his training.Tony has an interest in academic medicine and has published numerous medical research papers in addition to authorship in Head and Neck textbook. He was involved in the basic science research in composite tissue allotransplantation for future development of facial transplantation at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. 

Dr Kuo is the first surgeon to have successfully performed microvascular free tissue transfer to reconstruct facial defect after cancer excision at the Central Coast. Tony performed the first Professor Wei perforator free flap in head and neck reconstruction at John-Hunter Hospital in repairing major oral and facial defect following cancer excision in 2012. This allowed cancer patients to restore their function such as eating and swallowing as well as restoring their cosmesis.
 

Dr Kuo has a large practice in adult and children’s general ear nose and throat problems including grommet insertion, adenotonsillectomy, septoplasty, sinus surgery etc. Push here to view publications

Dr Kuo is accredited and operates at Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Chatswood Private Hospital, Gosford Private Hospital and the Central Coast Health (Gosford Hospital). Tony consults at Macquarie University Clinic, Chatswood, and Erina at the Central Coast. 


Record of Registration

"Macquarie ENT Clinic" is recorded on the Australian Securities and Investments Commision's (ASIC) register under section 33(8) of the Business Names Registration Act 2011.