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Mr David Vokes - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon

Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery


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 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.


  • Mr David Vokes

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

Referral Expectations

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 (Stroboscopy)

    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

  • Tonsillitis

    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

  • Neck Lumps

    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

    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

    Snoring is the harsh rattling noise made by some people when they sleep.… More

  • Sinusitis

    In the facial bones surrounding your nose, there are four pairs of hollow air spaces known as sinuses or sinus cavities.… More

  • Rhinitis

    Rhinitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More

  • Otitis Media

    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

Visiting Hours

The main office of ENT Associates is open from Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.


  • 155 Remuera Road - Parking is available on-site.
  • Lakeside Specialist Centre - Parking available at front of practice

Contact Details

17 Shea Terrace
Auckland 0622

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Street Address

17 Shea Terrace
Auckland 0622

Postal Address

PO Box 99763
Auckland 1149

This page was last updated at 12:01PM on January 24, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr David Vokes - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon.