Dr Sylvester Fernandes

Phone: 0439 461 967

B.Sc. (Hons.) · M.B. · B.S. · M.C.P.S. · F.R.C.S.Ed. · F.R.A.C.S. · F.A.C.S. · L.L.B.

  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Newcastle
  • Former Senior Surgeon, John Hunter Hospital, NSW 2310
  • Author of several peer-reviewed national and international journal articles
  • Member, Australian Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Foundation Member and Past Secretary, Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Foundation Member, Medicolegal Section, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • NSW Workers Compensation Commission Approved Medical Specialist and Appeal Panelist
  • NSW Motor Accidents Authority Approved Assessor and Appeal Panelist
  • Comcare trained Assessor of Permanent Impairment
  • Member Medical Panel, District Court of NSW
  • TASMANIA Workers Compensation Commission Approved Medical Specialist

Medicolegal Assessment

Available for Medicolegal assessment for all ENT cases:

  1. Diagnosis and Causation and
  2. Treatment and
  3. Permanent Impairment and
  4. Fitness for employment

Dr. Sylvester Fernandes has no controlling or vested or other interests in the supply and provision of hearing aids or other such instruments (e.g. tinnitus maskers etc) to clients. The recommendation for hearing aids is hence provided with no conflict of interest (where the outcome of the assessment may be 'perceived as significant for the opinor (examiner) as well as the opinee (claimant)').

Areas of Expertise

  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Balance problems
  • Facial injuries
  • Scarring
  • Smell and Taste problems
  • Nasal breathing problems
  • Voice problems
  • Swallowing problems
  • Necessity of Treatment


Appointments can be made directly by telephone or email:

Also available for consultation in Sydney.

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