Ears Nose and Throat Surgery

The Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Lakeridge Health aims to provide outstanding care to the patients of Durham Region and beyond. Our doctors have expertise in general otolaryngology which focuses on diseases and surgery of the ear nose and throat and head and neck. This also includes advanced training (fellowship) in Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Otology and Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, as well as Sleep Medicine. We provide 24/7 on call coverage across all our health sytem at Oshawa, Ajax Pickering, Bowmanville, Port Perry, and Whitby Hospitals.

Our medical and surgical expertise involves both adult and pediatric diseases of the ear nose and throat and head and neck. We treat acute and chronic ear conditions, tonsils, adenoids, allergies, sinus problems, hearing and balance disorders, upper airway problems, sleep apnea, voice and swallowing problems. This also includes problems related to the thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands and other lumps and bumps in the head and neck area.

Our pediatric surgical care includes myringotomy and tubes (for children with recurrent ear infections or fluid behind the ear drums), tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, tongue tie release, excision of congenital neck lesions, biopsy of neck lymph nodes and other procedures.

Our adult surgical care includes tonsillectomy, septoplasty, sinus surgery, biopsy of head and neck lesions, excision of benign and malignant tumours of the thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands, congenital neck lesions, biopsy of neck lymph nodes and facial lesions, diagnosis of head and neck cancers, including throat and voice box cancers, repair of perforated ear drums and other surgeries.

When treating patients with cancer, our doctors collaborate with Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Odette Cancer Centre and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network.

Some of our otolaryngologists are also faculty members at the Queen’s University and University of Toronto.

Our Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons
 

Please note: Our specialists do not have offices at Lakeridge Health hospital sites. All specialists require a referral before a patient can be seen. Our offices do not provide emergency care and such patients should present to nearby emergency department.

 

Dr. Eric Arruda – specializing in general otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Lakeridge Health Oshawa

117 King Street East, 4th floor
Oshawa, ON, L1H 1B9
Phone: (905) 721-2214
Fax: (905) 721-2256

 

Dr. Saied Asgarali – specializing in in general otolaryngology and Otology (ear disorders), Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering

1885 Glenanna Road, Suite 214
Pickering, ON, L1V 6R6
Phone: (905) 831-0505
Fax: (905) 831-6503

 

Dr. Frank Bravo – specializing in general otolaryngology, Lakeridge Health Oshawa

604 Garden Street
Whitby, Ontario, L1N 7B3
Phone: (905) 665-9311
Fax: (905) 665-9711

 

Dr. Artur Gevorgyan – specializing in in general otolaryngology and Rhinology (nose and sinus disorders), Lakeridge Health Oshawa

117 King Street East, 5th floor
Oshawa, ON, L1H 1B9
Phone: (905) 721-4943
Fax: (905) 721-6187

 

Dr. Henry Huang – specializing in in general otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering

601 Harwood Avenue South, Suite 106
Ajax, ON, L1S 2J5
Phone: (905) 428-8862
Fax: (905) 427-9174

 

Dr. Robert Kassel – specializing in in general otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine, Lakeridge Health Oshawa

117 King Street East, 8th floor
Oshawa, ON, L1H 1B9
Phone: (905) 721-3575
Fax: (905) 721-6640
Before Your Surgery
Please follow instructions provided by your surgeon’s office at all times. Make sure you carefully read and follow the instructions outlined in the Surgical Passport. Contact your surgeon’s office about need for preop appointment before surgery.
Directions

 • At Lakeridge Health Oshawa, take the escalator to the 2nd floor from the main lobby, turn right and proceed to the Surgical Registration Desk
• At Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering, proceed to the Admitting Department on the main floor.

What to Bring on Day of Surgery

You will need to bring with you:

• Your Ontario Health Card
• If applicable your private insurance and credit card information
• Your credit card or debit card for telephone, TV fees and extra expenses incurred during your stay
• If applicable, your CPAP machine
• Other items suggested by your surgeon’s office

What To Expect on Day of Surgery

After you report to the registration desk, you'll be asked to wait in the waiting room until a support attendant arrives to take you to a change room. You'll be asked to change into a hospital gown that ties up in the back and a housecoat that goes over the gown and ties up like a jacket at the front. You'll be given booties to wear on your feet and a clear plastic bag for your belongings that can be locked up during your procedure.

You will then be directed to a surgical waiting area where you will wait to meet members of your surgical team. They will take you into the operating room while your family members will be directed to an appropriate waiting area. Your relatives can track your progress on the Family Tracking monitor in the waiting area as each patient is given an identifying number and a card showing the colours of each area you'll be travelling to on your surgical journey.

Watch our video of what to expect when you visit Lakeridge Health for surgery.

 After Your Surgery
Follow postoperative instructions provided by the hospital or your surgeon’s office. If you need any clarifications, contact your surgeon’s office.