ENT Surgeons

Memorial Hospital
Enter Via Pennington Tce.,
North Adelaide SA 5006

(08) 8267 5200

Dr. Guy Rees - Biography


Guy is a Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist in Adelaide, and has been a Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Adelaide since 1998. He holds specialist recognition in ENT in Australasia and in the UK, and is a Clinical Academic Specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has fellowship experience in Head and Neck Surgery and has been Chairman of the RAH Multidisciplinary Clinic in Head and Neck Cancer since 1998. He has been Director of Training in ENT surgery for 5 years, and remains part of the state training executive. Currently, Guy is Vice Chairman of the RACS Clinical Examination Committee.

Guy was trained in General Surgery and ENT Surgery in the UK and came to Adelaide in 1997 for a one year fellowship: he was asked to stay and has never left! Following his fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, he was awarded his FRACS added to his previous FRCS, giving specialist registration in the UK, Europe and in Australasia. He was appointed at a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Adelaide in 1999, and retains a strong educational role at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Guy is a Leading Cancer Specialist in Head and Neck Oncology in South Australia and practices through his rooms at the Memorial Hospital and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He has been an Executive Board member of the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society for 7 years, and as Chairman of the RAH Multidisciplinary Clinic for Head and Neck Cancer since 1998. He is co-author of the South Australian Pathway for care of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer.

Aside for care of patients with cancer, Guy has a stong interest in management of Voice and swallowing problems, coordinating care with Speech and Swallowing pathologists in the two Voice and Swallowing clinics he runs. Microlaryngeal surgery and the use of Botox® for speech and swallowing disorders may be offered for specific conditions.

Patients with airway problems, including Sleep Apnoea are managed under Guy's care, as part of a multidisciplinary approach including respiratory physicians and oral surgeons. The Memorial ENT Surgeons practice has the largest number of patients investigated and surgically treated for snoring and Sleep Apnoea in South Australia, and remains at the forefront of research and surgical treatment development in the field.

Guy has been extensively trained in nasal and sinus disease, performing Endoscopic Sinus Surgery since 1989, and along with a number of publications has retained a strong interest in research in the area. He is skilled in the performance of all sinus surgery, and performs advanced skull base surgery.

Treatment of paediatric patients for ENT conditions at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Port Augusta Hospitals and in Private practice is offered, including radiofrequency coblation tonsillectomy and management of children with airway obstructing conditions.