Francis Hall - Otolaryngologist
Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery
Francis Hall is one of New Zealand's most accomplished and respected ear, nose and throat surgeons.
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 and FNA
- general ENT surgery (tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, grommets, endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty).
Francis consults at Gillies Hospital Specialist Centre in Auckland and also consults 2 days a month at Kensington Health in Whangārei.
Francis is a Southern Cross Affliated Provider in the following categories :
Otolaryngology (Ear, nose & throat)
- Aural toilet
- Epley manoeuvre
- Fine needle aspiration
- Nasal cauterisation
- Nasal debridement
- Punch biopsy
- Ultrasound guided FNA
- Ultrasound guided core biopsy
- Punch biopsy
Procedures / Treatments
Otology (Ear) Tests
Audiometry is the electronic testing of hearing ability. You will sit in a special room wearing earphones and be asked to respond when you hear a noise through the earphones.… 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
When the growth of one of the tiny bones in your middle ear, the stapes, changes from hard to soft and spongy, it leads to the condition called otosclerosis.… More
Hearing loss can be divided into two types: conductive hearing loss (caused by some sort of mechanical problem in the external or middle ear) or sensorineural hearing loss (caused by disorders of the inner ear, hearing nerve or associated brain structures).… More
This is a slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) overgrowth of tissue on the nerves that affect you hearing and balance.… More
Meniere’s disease is a disorder in which there is an abnormality in the fluids of the inner ear resulting in increased pressure in the inner ear.… More
In the facial bones surrounding your nose, there are four pairs of hollow air spaces known as sinuses or sinus cavities.… More
Snoring is the harsh rattling noise made by some people when they sleep.… More
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
When snoring is interrupted by episodes of totally obstructed breathing, it is known as obstructive sleep apnoea.… More
Rhinitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More
Your tonsils are the oval-shaped lumps of tissue that lie on both sides of the back of the throat.… 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
Hoarseness can be described as abnormal voice changes that make your voice sound raspy and strained and higher or lower or louder or quieter than normal.… More
Head & Neck Masses
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
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
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
An incision (cut) is made in the front of and at the base of the neck and part or all of the thyroid gland is removed.… 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
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This page was last updated at 12:01PM on October 4, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Francis Hall - Otolaryngologist.