DR EDWARD SMITH, DR JOANNA WALTON, ANNANDALE FAMILY ENT AND CHILDREN's ear nose and throat surgery in the inner west of sydney

  • We look after young families with children who are suffering from severe problems of the ear, nose or throat
  • We take pride in providing definitive ENT care for your child, without you having to leave the local area to see a specialist.
  • There is an onsite audiology practice, providing a comprehensive service for the assessment of hearing in children of all ages.
  • Both our specialists have young families, and have experienced first hand the misery and sleepless nights that come with ENT problems
  • In the family the main health decision maker is usually the mum, and we recognise how important parental intuition can be when there is a problem with her child’s health.
  • Dr Smith operates in the private system at St George Private and Kareena Hospitals, and in the public system at Sutherland Hospital.
  • Dr Walton operates in the private system at Prince of Wales Private Hospital, and in the public system at Canterbury Hospital and Westmead Children's Hospital.
  • If you are worried about your child, we can usually see them within 2 weeks.
  • If you feel the problem is more pressing, let us know, and we can often see your child within days.

ENT (EAR NOSE AND THROAT) Conditions treated in KIDS

  • ear infections
  • hearing loss/ language delay
  • glue ear
  • tonsillitis
  • blocked nose, nasal congestion
  • nasal discharge/ mucus
  • allergic rhinitis
  • snoring
  • sleep apnoea
  • husky voice
  • nose bleeds
  • broken nose
  • hole in ear drum, tympanic perforation

COMMON OPERAtions/ treatments in CHILDREN

  • adenoidectomy
  • tonsillectomy/ adenotonsillectomy
  • grommet insertion
  • coblation inferior turbinates
  • inferior turbinoplasty
  • reduce broken nose
  • cauterise nasal vessel
  • repair ear drum/ myringoplasty/ tympanoplasty

DR EDWARD SMITH TREATS children with ent (ear nose and throaT) problems and we perform hearing tests for children from the following areas:



      • Abbotsford, Alexandria, Ashfield, Balmain, Birchgrove, Breakfast Point, Burwood, Cabarita, Concord, Croydon, Drummoyne, Dulwich Hill, Enfield, Enmore, Erskineville, Glebe, Haberfield, Hunters Hill, Leichhardt Marickville, Mortlake, Newtown, Petersham, Rosebery, Rozelle, Strathfield, Surry Hills, Tempe, Ultimo

      ST GEORGE AREA and surrounds, SYDNEY:

      • Allawah, Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Valley, Bexley, Beverley Hills, Beverley Park, Blakehurst, Brighton-le-Sands, Campsie, Clemton Park, Doll's Point,  Earlwood, Hurstville, Kingsgrove, Kogarah, Monterey, Mortdale, Oatley, Riverwood, Padstow, Panania, Peakhust, Penshurst, Picnic Point, Ramsgate, Rockdale, Roselands, Sans Souci


      • Alford's Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bonnet Bay, Bundeena, Buraneer, Caringbah, Como, Cronulla, Dolan's Bay, Engadine, Gray's Point, Greenhills Beach, Heathcote, Illawong, Jannali, Kangaroo Point, Kareela, kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Loftus, Lucas Heights, Maianbar, Menai, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Port Hackin, Sandy Point, Sutherland, Sylvania, Taren Point, Waterfall, Woolooware, Woronora, Woronora Heights, Yarrawarrah, Yowie Bay

      SOUTHERN SURROUNDS of sydney

      • Austinmer, Bellambi, Bulli, Clifton, Coalcliff, Coledale, Corrimal, Fairy Meadow, Keiraville, Mount Ousley, Otford, Stanwell Park, Russell Vale, Scarborough, Stanwell Tops, Thirroul, Wollongong, Wombarra, Woonona

      Public and Private Care

      Dr EDWARD Smith and Shire Family ENT doctors work closely with

      • expert children’s anaesthetists and paediatricians
      • Dr Smith is able to provide treatment in local private and public hospitals with excellent paediatric facilities (Sutherland Hospital, Kareena Hospital, St George Private Hospital)
      • Dr Smith has an adult and paediatric public hospital appointment and is able to definitively treat all adult and child patients with general ENT problems.
      • Our doctors are able to provide comprehensive treatment for all general ENT problems in children, in the office setting, and in local private and public hospitals

      Private Hospital 

      • The procedure is covered by health fund and Medicare, with an out of pocket gap payment.
      • There may be extra expenses for hospital excess, anaesthetic fee and disposable equipment.
      • It is possible to have the procedure in the private hospital if you are not covered by a fund, but hospital expenses will need to be covered.
      • Dr Smith’s office staff can give a very detailed breakdown of expected out of pocket expenses, which is usually a very accurate prediction

      Public Hospital

      • This is free.
      • There can be a lengthy waiting period, although urgent cases will be prioritised.
      • It is likely that the procedure will be performed by a registrar (specialist in training), with Dr Smith's supervision.

      How long does it take for my child to see an ENT surgeon?

      DR Smith makes time to see urgent patients.

      • If you are worried about your child, you can make an appointment to see Dr Smith within 2 weeks in most cases.
      • If there is a very urgent problem, Dr Smith can usually see your child far sooner.
      • Dr Smith is always happy to see patients seen previously at short notice if there is a problem such as infection or significant pain.