Jim Bartley

University Education:1979 BHB Auckland University
1981 MB, ChB Auckland University
Postgraduate Degrees: 1989 FRACS (Otolaryngology)
 2008 FFPMANZCA

Current Appointments

March 2008 –Otolaryngologist, Counties Manukau District Health Board
June 2012 –Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Auckland

Background

Early in in my surgical career, I was involved in the development of minimally invasive sinus surgery (endoscopic sinus surgery) in New Zealand. This led to two major interests:

  • the patient with pain over their sinuses with minimal sinus disease
  • the patient who has had endoscopic sinus surgery, but the disease remains problematic.

Sinus Surgery

Since my return from London in 1991, I was to the forefront in the development of endoscopic sinus surgical techniques. I also did additional training with David Kennedy in Philadelphia. I was the first person in Auckland to repair CSF leaks endoscopically, perform pituitary surgery endoscopically and perform frontal sinus drill-out surgery.  I was the first otolaryngologist to describe the successful use of ultrasound to treat refractory sinus disease.  I am to the forefront of vitamin D research.  Vitamin D has been shown to have a role in the treatment and prevention of respiratory infections.  

Septorhinoplasty

Over the last thirty years, I have been involved with the treatment of a large number of cases of nasal trauma from contact sports or accidental injury in the Auckland region. These constitute a particularly challenging group of patients. This focus has given me a large experience in functional nasal surgery.

Books

I have written two books that are available in the bookshops, in the Auckland public library, and through Amazon and Kindle:

  • Breathing Matters (with Tania Clifton-Smith)
  • Healing Headaches