ABLE Moving to Dunedin

With the holidays approaching, there are some changes in store for ABLE Ltd and myself.  In January 2018, I will be relocating to Dunedin with my family to take up a position at Dunedin hospital.  Although the reasons for any move like this are numerous, one of the primary goals for me was to protect the future of bariatric surgery in the south.  This will entail working with my upper gastrointestinal surgeon colleagues in Dunedin to support the delivery of surgery for benign and malignant upper gastrointestinal disease throughout the south; with the intention in the future of recruiting another well trained bariatric and upper GI surgeon who can grow the present program with me.

In a practical sense this means that from January 2018:

  • I will still offer clinic appointments for new and follow-up patients in Invercargill, Queenstown and Dunedin.
  • I will see patients with a broad range of general surgical and upper gastrointestinal conditions in Queenstown and Dunedin, but limit my Invercargill practice to bariatric surgery and specialist upper gastrointestinal surgery.
  • I will do all my private operating at Mercy Hospital in Dunedin.
  • I will no longer operate in the private sector in Invercargill
  • I will continue to operate on public bariatric patients in Invercargill every month
  • I will continue to conduct public bariatric surgery clinics in Dunedin and Invercargill
  • I will continue to work with Renovate Nutrition Ltd in Invercargill, and Nutrition and Life Ltd in Dunedin

I am very grateful for all the support I have received over the last 6 years in Invercargill and rest assured that although I will be based in Dunedin I will continue with my goal of excellence in Bariatric and Upper GI surgery throughout Southern New Zealand.  If you have any questions, please contact me.