Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery generally results in less scarring, less pain, faster return to normal activities and fewer wound related complications.


At Aspiring Bariatrics Laparoscopy and Endoscopy Limited, Dr Smith uses the latest advanced laparoscopic techniques to treat the following surgical conditions.

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux

Dr Smith is experienced in Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and offers partial or total (Nissen) fundoplication as well as re-do surgery.  These surgeries involve correcting the anatomical problems that pre-dispose people to reflux, as well as strengthening the valve mechanism between the oesophagus and stomach.  Typical hospital stay is 1-day.

For more information about gastro-oesophageal reflux disease including diagnosis and surgical treatment options please click here.

Gallstone Disease

Dr Smith has extensive experience in laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy).  In otherwise healthy patients, this can usually performed as ‘day-case’ surgery without an overnight stay in hospital.

For more information about gallbladder removal please click here.


Dr Smith offers the latest laparoscopic techniques for repair of groin and incisional (resulting from previous surgery) hernias.  Laparoscopic repair of groin hernias offers less pain, quicker return to normal activities, and a reduced risk of ongoing groin pain compared to open hernia surgery.

For more information about hernias, and surgery to repair them please click here.

Flexible Endoscopy

Dr Smith is an accomplished endoscopist with certification by the New Zealand Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  He offers diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy.