Excellence in Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Dr Smith is a New Zealand trained fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Specialist Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Dr Smith has undertaken specilaist training in the USA and is a member of multiple local and international specialty societies.
Insurance Affiliated Provider
We are afflilated providers for Southern Cross and other insurance companies.
Aspiring Bariatrics Laparoscopy & Endoscopy is the specialist surgical practice of Dr Mark Smith.
Dr Smith specialises in the use of laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat conditions like reflux, hernias and gallstones as well as metabolic and other complications of excess weight. We are based in Dunedin but also provide regular clinics in Invercargill, Queenstown and Zoom telehealth consultations.
Weight Loss Surgery
Dr Smith specialises in the use of the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques to help people lose weight and improve their health.
Hernia Repair Surgery
Dr Smith offers laparoscopic and open surgery to repair hernias of the groin and abdominal wall.
We offer a free monthly information webinar for people wanting to find out more about weight loss or metabolic surgery.
Region Wide Service
While we are based in Dunedin we also offer regular monthly clinics in Invercargill and Queenstown as well as Zoom virtual consultations.
We offer laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery for the treatment of gallstones and their complications.
We offer a range of laparoscopic surgical techniques for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux or heartburn..
Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
We offer diagnostic and therapeutic Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy at Manaaki Day Surgery facility at Mercy Hospital
We also offers other services including investigation and management of benign and malignant conditions affecting the upper abdominal organs.
We are pleased to announce that we are now offering a free information webinar for people interested in pursuing bariatric surgery. This is a small group meeting, conducted over Zoom, where Dr Smith discusses what is involved in bariatric surgery and the pathway...
Ka rawe! Thank you to all that everyone has done over the past three months to eliminate COVID-19 in New Zealand. We are pleased to report that under level 1 we will no longer need many of the restrictions that we used in levels 2 and 3. We are back to offering...
Well we are almost a week in to the Level 4 lockdown here in New Zealand, and aside from all the other challenges this brings, it also makes it hard for us to keep losing or maintain our hard won weight loss. Even though this situation is new and unprecedented we can...
A question I have been asked more commonly in recent times is "Can I access my Kiwisaver to pay for weight loss surgery?" On the face of it this is a very good question. Many people have enough money in their Kiwisaver accounts to pay for weight loss surgery and feel...