Wabnitz ENT
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Dr David Wabnitz is a Specialist Otolaryngologist – Head & Neck Surgeon, otherwise known as an Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgeon.

Our practice is dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive treatment of ear, nose, and throat problems in infants, children, and teenagers. We pride ourselves in providing state of the art care in an environment that puts your child at ease while ensuring that you understand your child’s diagnosis and its treatment.


David qualified in Medicine in 1998 as a graduate of the University of Adelaide, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is also a Member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngologists – Head & Neck Surgeons, a Member of the Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology, and a Member of the Interamerican Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. David has undertaken further advanced training in Paediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgery and from 2011 he has limited his practice to treating paediatric patients, from the age of 0 to 18 years, who may be suffering with Ear, Nose, and/or Throat issues.

New Patients

Please note that patients are seen by appointment only and a referral letter from your GP, Paediatrician, or other specialist is required to receive a Medicare rebate. For more details please go to the New Patients page.


This website contains information on the full spectrum of ear, nose, and throat disorders that can affect children. Individual pages can be downloaded and/or printed.

Before an operation

There are a number of issues to consider before an operation. This section contains information that guides parents through the process once an operation has been recommended.


This section contains information about how individual operations are carried out, what to expect after the operation, and what the possible risks are with each procedure.


Details of what to expect after an operation can be found in this section. There is also information on how to proceed with swimming and water exposure after grommets have been inserted.