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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

ORL 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

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Contact Details

Mr David Vokes is available at the following services:

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 Services

Mr David Vokes - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon

This service is available at the following locations:

Lakeside Specialist Centre, Takapuna, Auckland

155 Remuera Road, Remuera

Private Surgical Services

Gillies Hospital - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Gillies Hospital

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