Mr David Vokes - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon
David is a voice, upper airway and swallow specialist in Auckland, New Zealand.
A graduate of the University of Auckland, David completed his training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2004, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. 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 returned home to New Zealand in 2007 to take up a consultant position at Auckland City 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 has a unique set of clinical skills and expertise, including videostroboscopy (for voice disorders), laser surgery, office based laryngeal procedures, transnasal oesophagoscopy, and transoral robotic surgery.
David is a member of the Auckland Regional Head & Neck Unit, and the Auckland City Hospital Multidisciplinary Voice, Airway & Swallow Clinic. David also works closely with his Paediatric Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery colleagues at Starship. In 2018, David was appointed to a leadership role as Clinical Director of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Auckland City Hospital.
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, ENT Surgeon, ORL 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
Your tonsils are the oval-shaped lumps of tissue that lie on both sides of the back of the throat.… More
Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a relatively new procedure to remove cancers from the throat, most commonly involving the tonsils or the base of tongue.… More
Head & Neck Cancer
Head and neck cancer is a term used to describe a range of malignant tumours (cancers) that can occur in the throat, mouth, salivary glands, nose and sinuses.… More
Skin Cancer in the Head & Neck
New Zealand has a very high rate of skin cancer, when compared to other countries.… 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
Neck dissection is an operation in which the lymph nodes on one side of the neck are removed.… 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
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
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- 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 12:11PM on July 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr David Vokes - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon.