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Mr David Vokes

Specialist

Profile

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:

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 the only Otolaryngologist in New Zealand providing in-office laser treatment, transnasal oesophagoscopy and transnasal tracheoscopy in both private and public practice.

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.

Interests

  • Laryngology 
  • Voice Assessment and Surgery
  • Swallowing Assessment and Surgery
  • Upper Airway Assessment and Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
    • Neck Lump Assessment 
    • Parotid and Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Nasal & Sinus Surgery
  • Qualifications

    MB ChB 1995 Auckland; FRACS 2004

    Subspecialties

    Laryngology
    Bronchoesophagology
    Head & Neck Surgery

    David is the only otolaryngologist in New Zealand providing in-office laser treatment, transnasal oesophagoscopy and transnasal tracheoscopy in both private and public practice.

    Title or Designation

    Otolaryngologist / Head & Neck Surgeon, ENT Surgeon, ORL Surgeon, Otolaryngologist, ORL Surgeon CLINICAL DIRECTOR, Head & Neck Surgeon

    Post-fellowship Training

    Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery & Laryngology
    University of California, Irvine, California


    Fellowship in Laryngology
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

    Full NZ Registration Date

    7 December 1995

    Vocational Scope

    Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

    Healthlink EDI

    entassoc

    Contact Details

    Mr David Vokes is available at the following services:

    Private Services

    Mr David Vokes - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon

    This service is available at the following locations:

    Lakeside Specialist Centre, 17 Shea Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland

    155 Remuera Road, Remuera

    Public Services

    Auckland DHB ENT - Otorhinolaryngology (ORL)

    This service is available at the following locations:

    Auckland City Hospital

    • Patient enquiries

      (09) 375 4300

    • Known extension/pager

      (09) 307 4949

    • Admission & Planning Unit

      Ext 24210 / 23225 | Fax: (09) 375 7038

    • Acute Referrals Service

      (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 |Fax: (09) 307 2858

    • Emergency Department

      (09) 376 0000, open 24 hours / 7 days

    • Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries

      (09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

    Mental Health Services

    • 24 Hour Crisis Line

      0800 800717

    • GP / External Specialist Help Desk

      (09) 307 2800

    Greenlane Clinical Centre

    General enquiries 

    (09) 367 0000

    Extension/pager number known

    (09) 307 4949

    Patient enquiries

    (09) 375 4300

    Outpatient appointments and surgical bookings 

    (09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

    GP/ External Specialist Help Desk 

    (09) 307 2800

    Mental Health Services 24 Hour Crisis helpline

    0800 800 717

    Private Surgical Services

    Gillies Hospital - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

    This service is available at the following location:

    Gillies Hospital

    For consultant contact details see under "Private Services" on the consultant's profile page.

    Click here for Gillies Hospital contact details.

    MercyAscot Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

    This service is available at the following location:

    Ascot Hospital, Remuera

    Southern Cross Hospital North Harbour - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

    This service is available at the following location:

    Southern Cross Hospital - North Harbour

    Phone: (09) 925 4400
    Fax: (09) 925 4434

    E-mail: northharbour@southerncrosshospitals.co.nz

    Location details here

    Surgeons can be contacted directly at their private consultation rooms.