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Surgical Team


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Surgical Team


CHO  +  HALL

Dr Cho and Dr Hall have combined forces, creating New Zealand’s premiere Head and Neck Surgery provider. Our combined years of exceptional surgical expertise has allowed us to form our company Robot Head and Neck Surgery, bringing New Zealand into the 21st century with the country’s first and only Robot Head and Neck Surgery service.  Together, our partnership, includes the most experienced Trans-oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) surgeons the country has seen.

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Dr Francis Hall


Dr Francis Hall


Dr Francis Hall's 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 and general ENT surgery (tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, grommets, endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty).

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.

Dr Francis Hall is available for appointments at the Robot Head and Neck Surgery (Suite 5) in Gillies Hospital in Epsom, Auckland.  He conducts robot head and neck surgery at the Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital. He also perform general ENT surgeries at Gillies Hospital. 

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Dr Andrew Cho


Dr Andrew Cho


Dr Andrew Cho brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of general ENT (Ear, Nose & Thorat) surgery, particularly on cancer care, laser surgery and head and neck reconstruction. 

He has undertaken fellowships in Paediatriac Otolaryngology at Starship Hospital in New Zealand, Neck Cancer and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California and Facial Plastic Surgery in Brazil, working with world leaders in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr Cho's interests and expertise are in cancer care, transoral robotic surgery and reconstructive surgery. 

Dr Cho is fluent in Cantonese

Dr Andrew Cho is available for consultation and surgical appointments at Gillies Hospital, Westgate Medical Centre & Crawford Specialist Centre, Howick.  Dr Cho conducts surgery at North Harbour Hospital, Gillies Hospital and Brightside Hospital.