Matthew was appointed director of the ENT Head and Neck Surgical Unit at Austin Health in 2000 and additionally of the Northern Hospital in 2005.
While he is loved by his paediatric patients and their families, he also relishes his work in sinus surgery, rhinoplasty, middle ear surgery and head and neck surgery. He is currently involved in research in obstructive sleep apnoea with an international multi-centre study and the respiratory unit at Austin.
Most snoring and OSA problems can be improved by simpler types of surgery or with non-surgical treatments. These devices include mandibular advancement splints (MAS) or CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) masks.
The essential step is an experienced initial assessment of airway patency, with possible sleep study assessment afterwards.