MB ChB 1986 Otago; Dip Obst 1990 Otago; FRACS 1998


Dr Hall brings home to New Zealand years of international experience gained in Australia, Canada and the United States.  He was the first New Zealander to perform sialoendoscopy and spent 5 years on staff at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit (the home of robotic surgery in the US) focusing on treating head and neck cancer patients. He was also the first person to perform transoral robotic surgery in New Zealand. 


Areas of expertise and interest include:

  • all aspects of head and neck cancer surgery
  • microvascular surgery
  • transoral robotic surgery (TORS)
  • skull base surgery
  • thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • neck ultrasound
  • sialoendoscopy
  • general ENT surgery
  • tonsillectomy
  • adenoidectomy
  • grommets
  • endoscopic sinus surgery
  • septoplasty
  • surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
  • Subspecialties

    Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

    Parotid, salivary gland surgery and sialoendoscopy. 

    Head and neck surgery

    Microvascular surgery. 

    Skull base surgery. 

    Title or Designation


    Post-fellowship Training

    2000 Head and neck fellowship with Professor Chris O'Brien, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. 

    2000-2001 Head and neck skull base fellowship. Mr Bernie Lyons and Professor Andrew Sizeland, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. 

    2001-2003. Head and neck, microvascular reconstruction fellowship. American head and neck society fellowhsip. Dr Patrick Gullane, Dr Ralph Gilbert, Dr Jeremy Freeman. University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. 

    Full NZ Registration Date

    21 January 1988

    Vocational Scope

    Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

    Contact Details

    Mr Francis Hall is available at the following services:

    This service is available at the following location:

    Manukau SuperClinicâ„¢

    Manukau SuperClinic™ has a Call Centre designed to manage all incoming calls related to outpatient services. The Call Centre is open to receive calls between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

    Private Services

    Francis Hall - Otolaryngologist

    This service is available at the following locations:

    Gillies Hospital Specialist Centre, 160 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

    8 Kensington Avenue, Whangarei

    Private Surgical Services

    Gillies Hospital - Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

    This service is available at the following location:

    Gillies Hospital

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

    This service is available at the following location:

    Southern Cross Hospital - North Harbour