Dr Sarah Morrison is a tertiary qualified paediatric Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon. She completed medical school at Monash University in 2004. After qualifying to become a general (adult and children) ENT surgeon in 2011, Dr Morrison undertook further study in paediatric ENT as an ENT fellow at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne in 2012. Dr Morrison has also spent time observing practices within leading paediatric ENT units internationally.
Dr Morrison is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery), and a member of ASOHNS (Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery), ANZSPO (Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology) and ASA (Australian Sleep Association).
Dr Morrison is an ENT consultant at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Western Health. She is also actively involved in working groups to address the needs of patients, as well participating in outreach programs for Indigenous Health in the Kimberly region.
Dr Sarah Morrison is a paediatric Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon, otherwise known as an ENT surgeon. She treats patients with all types of ENT conditions such as snoring, tonsillitis, ear infections, speech and hearing problems, neck masses, voice issues, allergic rhinitis and sinusitis to list just a few. Dr Morrison has a particular interest in obstructive sleep apnea. Her main focus is ENT problems in children.
Paediatric ENT surgeons are doctors whom have complete training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery (ENT) and consequently undertaken further training specifically in paediatric ENT surgery.
As a paediatric ENT surgeon, they are experts in the field of surgery on children for ENT conditions. The fields of surgery includes all areas of the head and neck, excluding the brain. This commonly involves tonsils, adenoids, ear disease (infections and hearing loss), neck masses, voice concerns, allergic rhinitis, snoring, sleep apnea and breathing difficulties. There are subtle differences in the presentation of these conditions in children versus adults. Paediatric ENT surgeons are specifically trained in these differences. Paediatric ENT surgeons have a greater appreciation of complex syndromes, behavioural problems, ADHD, and medical issues in children. Although general ENT surgeons may operate on children, paediatric ENT surgeons have a greater understanding of the complex needs of children, both medically and socially.
Paediatric ENT surgeons are sensitive to the needs of children and their families. Medical treatment and surgery impacts the entire family. The family needs to be considered when determining a treatment plan. Surgery is not the only treatment. For many, close observation or medical treatments may be recommended. If surgery is recommended, paediatric anaesthetists are used and only hospitals where excellent paediatric care is provided are offered.
To see Dr Sarah Morrison you will need a referral from a doctor. This allows medicare to subsidise appointments and any further treatment. Dr Morrison charges an out of pocket payment in addition to the medicare payment as this is a private clinic.
Please bring your referral and any additional information (X-rays, hearing tests) to your appointment.
If you are concerned regarding your child's hearing, speech development or ear infections, Dr Morrison recommends an audiogram prior to the consultation. Our staff will facilitate this for you.
Urgent appointments are always available if your doctor calls Dr Morrison to discuss.
Minor procedures are performed in at the time of consultations. This is only done if tolerated by the patient. Examples are nasal cautery and nasal endoscopy (nasal scope to examine the nose and throat). These procedures take extra time and incur an extra out of pocket expense.
Please call your preferred location for an appointment time.
ENT at the Kids Parkville (03) 8060 4274
Victorian Children's Clinic Malvern (03) 9509 2244