About Us

South East ENT Specialist - ear, neck, throat, head and nasal Surgeon Team

Our Practice

Southeast ENT are leading specialists in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with ear, nose, throat, head and neck conditions.

Our practice was established by Surgeon Mr. Guillermo Hurtado, with a vision to provide the highest  possible care and medical expertise on ENT, head and neck related diseases and disorders for adults and children in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne and Gippsland areas.

At Southeast ENT, we strive to achieve the best outcome for each and every one of our patients. We are committed to continue our professional development and research, providing innovative solutions that utilize the latest technology and techniques.  We work closely with recognised health professionals in multidisciplinary teams to ensure a holistic assessment and management of a wide array of ear, nose and throat diseases and disorders.

Through our friendly and understanding approach, we ensure you and your loved ones are treated with utmost care and the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Our Team

  • Dr Guillermo Hurtado
    Bmed, ORL (Hons), FRACS, Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgeon Paediatric ENT and Otology Fellow

    Mr Guillermo Hurtado, is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon with Fellowship training in Paediatric ENT and Otology.

    In 2011, Guillermo was duly admitted by the Council and granted Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons by exam (RACS). He is also member of Australian & New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology (ANZSPO).

    In 2009, Guillermo completed fellowship training in Paediatric ENT at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He later completed a second fellowship in Otology and General ENT at Monash Health in Melbourne in 2011. He still works at Monash Health, providing ongoing regular paediatric and otologic orientated specialist service at this Tertiary Medical Centre.

    As a result of his Fellowship training, Guillermo has special interest in ear related disorders, including hearing loss management and hearing implants. He also has expertise in general ENT conditions, including conditions affecting neonates, young children and adults, including upper airway surgery for problems like snoring and minimally invasive nasal and paranasal sinus surgery.

    Guillermo’s previous experience includes Observership rotation and participation in the Basic Science Course at Bobby R. Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas in 2004 and Surgeon Consultant position held at the National Children’s Hospital, in San Jose, Costa Rica.

    Guillermo completed his Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery at University of Costa Rica in 2000. In 2006, he completed Surgical Training in Otorhinolaryngology (ORL), receiving Graduation with Honors from the University of Costa Rica.

    As part of previous research activity participation, Guillermo and his colleagues received the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons RC Bennett Award for the best clinical research paper at the 2015 Victorian-Tasmanian Annual Surgical Meeting.”
    Appointments
    Private:

    • Epworth Healthcare (Richmond Hospital and Epworth Berwick Specialist Centre)
    • Ramsey Health (Waverley Private Hospital)
    • Cabrini Health (Malvern Hospital)

    Public:

    • Monash Health
    • West Gippsland Healthcare Group (Warragul Hospital)

     

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  • Dr Fiona Hill
    FRACS (OHNS), MBBS (Hons), B.Med.Sci (Hons). Post.Grad.Dip.Anat Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon

    Dr Fiona Hill is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, specialising in the field of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. She graduated medical school with honours in 2008, topping her class in multiple fields. She did a research thesis during medical school for which she achieved 1st class honours and was a Finalist for Young Scientific Achiever in the Australian of the Year awards.

    Fiona worked at Royal Melbourne Hospital as a Junior Doctor and then General Surgeon before specialising in Otolaryngology. She has spent the last five years working in the field of Otolaryngology and is passionate about attention to detail, communication and patient centered care.

    Appointments:
    Public:
    Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
    Western Health
    Albury Wodonga Health
    South West Healthcare

    Private:
    Knox Private Hospital

    Research:
    Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Research Grant 2018

    Special Interest areas:
    Paediatric ear, nose and throat disorders
    Otology and hearing disorders
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery and rhinology

     

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  • Carly Gissing
    Practice Manager

    Carly joined the Southeast ENT Team October, 2014. Carly has an excellent manner with people and always goes above and beyond to ensure our patients journey is smooth and easy.

    In her spare time Carly enjoys long drives discovering new places within Victoria, sharing time with friends and family and indulging in the Melbourne food and wine culture.

  • Janet Lockyer
    Administrative Support

    Janet joined the Southeast ENT Team September, 2014. Whether you have the pleasure to meet Janet over the phone or in person, you will find that she is simply lovely. Janet has been a medical receptionist since 2001 and is an absolute professional; ensuring genuine care for our patients is prioritised.

  • Belinda Young
     Administrative Support

    Belinda has been with Southeast ENT since July 2012.  She aims to provide a high level of professional service to ensure the smoothest experience is made possible. Belinda is here to make you feel welcome at Southeast ENT and is always on hand with a friendly smile.
    In her spare time, Belinda enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, travelling, and cooking for friends and family

  • Natalie Hurtado
    Business Development Manager

    Natalie has been with us at Southeast ENT since 2013; initially as Practice Manager and now focusing on the development of the business. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys practicing Yoga, tending her garden and preparing wholesome meals for her family.