Mr David Vokes - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon
David Vokes is a graduate of the University of Auckland; David completed his training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2004. He then spent two years in the USA in post-Fellowship subspecialty training: one year of Head and Neck Surgery and Laryngology at the University of California at Irvine, and one year of Laryngology at the University of Washington in Seattle. David came home to NZ in 2007 to take up consultant posts at Auckland City Hospital and North Shore Hospital.
David’s clinical focus is on:
- disorders of the voice
- the upper airway (trachea, larynx, throat and nose)
- head and neck cancer, including skin cancers in the head and neck region.
David is a member of the Auckland City Hospital Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Clinic, and the Voice Clinic, working closely with voice therapists.
David is the current secretary of the NZ Otolaryngology Advanced Training Committee, coordinating national registrar training, and is also the current secretary of the NZ Society of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.
What is Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery?
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery is also known as Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT). This specialty is concerned with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and of the head and neck.
Otolaryngologists (or ENT Surgeons) are specialist surgeons who provide both medical and surgical treatment of conditions of the ears, nose, throat and structures of the head and neck.
Otolaryngologist / Head & Neck Surgeon
If you have any questions or an urgent referral please contact David on 021 248 9969.
Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments
Hoarseness & Voice Disorders
Hoarseness is a general term used to describe a change in the quality of one's voice.… More
Videostroboscopy is a specialised examination of the vocal folds (vocal cords) using an endoscope placed through the nose or mouth to examine the larynx (voice box) with a strobe light.… More
Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
If you find it difficult to pass food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach, you may have a swallowing disorder or dysphagia.… More
Growths, lumps, tumours or masses on the head and neck can be benign (noncancerous) or cancerous and can form in the larynx, pharynx, thyroid gland, salivary gland, mouth, neck, face or skull.… More
Radical Neck Dissection
All lymph nodes (bean-shaped glands that filter harmful agents picked up by the lymphatic system) from the collar bone to the jaw and from the front of the neck to the back are removed, along with the sternocleidomastoid muscle (moves the head from side to side), the… More
Salivary Gland Disorders
There are three large pairs of glands (parotid, sublingual and submandibular) in your mouth that produce saliva which helps break down food as part of the digestion process.… More
Salivary Gland Surgery
Parotidectomy: an incision (cut) is made in front of the ear and runs down below the jaw line.… More
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
When snoring is interrupted by episodes of totally obstructed breathing, it is known as obstructive sleep apnoea.… More
Snoring is the harsh rattling noise made by some people when they sleep.… More
Your tonsils are the oval-shaped lumps of tissue that lie on both sides of the back of the throat.… More
Skin Cancer in the Head & Neck
New Zealand has a very high rate of skin cancer, when compared to other countries.… More
In the facial bones surrounding your nose, there are four pairs of hollow air spaces known as sinuses or sinus cavities.… More
Rhinitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More
This is inflammation or infection of your middle ear (the space behind your eardrum) and is often associated with a build-up of fluid in your middle ear.… More
The main office of ENT Associates is open from Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm
The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.
- 155 Remuera Road - Parking is available on-site.
- Lakeside Specialist Centre - Parking available at front of practice
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This page was last updated at 1:38PM on February 25, 2015. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr David Vokes - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon.