Brandon is a consultant Otolaryngologist at the McIndoe Clinic and has been in private practice since 2001, with a particular interest in nasal and endoscopic sinus surgery, the management of benign head and neck conditions and management of swallowing disorders. He also carries out adenoid and tonsil surgery, childhood middle ear problems and eardrum surgery as part of his general ENT practice. He also works at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, where he has been practising since the milenium.
Brandon gained his undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, completing his MBChB in 1985. After travel and work experience, he then began his surgical training specializing in Otolaryngology, gaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1998.
Brandon Hitchcock moved to Tauranga with his young family at the millennium following completion of his Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons examinations and spending a year in Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to that, training had been undertaken in Auckland and Dunedin.
In recent years he has gained significant expertise in rhinology and endoscopic sinus surgery over and above being a general ENT surgeon. He continues to maintain considerable expertise in benign conditions of the head and neck such as parotid, submandibular and swallowing disorders.
His interest in nasal conditions which includes the shape of the nose and conditions of the sinuses, stemmed from the great relief that people appreciate from curing of nasal obstruction. Many do not realise how debilitating the condition is and many do not even appreciate that the nose is blocked if they have grown up with the condition.
He has therefore undertaken considerable training in the operations of functional/cosmetic septorhinoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery, which remain his particular fields of expertise.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a member of organisations relating to his interests in Otolaryngology: the New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, and the Australasian Rhinologic Society.
Brandon carries out the following procedures as part of his surgical practice: adenoid and tonsil surgery; ventilation tubes (grommets); endoscopic sinus surgery; dacryocystorhinostomy; functional and cosmetic septorhinoplasty; myringoplasty; parotid surgery; neck mass surgery; and surgery for swallowing disorders.
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Australasian Rhinologic Society