Excellence in Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Since 2012

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Locally Trained

Dr Smith is a New Zealand trained fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

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Experienced Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Since specialising in Advanced Laparoscopic and Weight Loss Surgery in the USA in 2009, Dr Smith has performed over 1000 Weight Loss Operations.

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Insurance Affiliated Provider

We are afflilated providers for Southern Cross and other insurance companies.

Our Services

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.  Established in 2012 our focus is on providing high quality care for the people of Otago and Southland.  We are based in Dunedin but also provide regular monthly face to face clinics in Invercargill, Queenstown as well as 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.  Dr Smith has been helping people achieve their weight loss surgery goals since 2009.

Hernia Repair Surgery

Dr Smith offers laparoscopic and open surgery to repair hernias of the groin and abdominal wall. 

Anti-Reflux Surgery

We offer a range of laparoscopic surgical techniques for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux or heartburn..

Bariatric Webinar

We offer a free monthly information webinar for people wanting to find out more about weight loss or metabolic surgery. 

Region Wide Service

We are based in Dunedin but also offer regular monthly face to face clinics in Invercargill and Queenstown as well as Zoom virtual consultations.  We offer surgery at Mercy Hospital, Dunedin and Southern Cross, Queenstown.

Gallbladder Surgery

We offer laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery for the treatment of gallstones and their complications.

Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy

We offer diagnostic and therapeutic Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy at Manaaki Day Surgery facility at Mercy Hospital 

Other Services

We also offers other services including investigation and management of benign and malignant conditions affecting the upper abdominal organs.

Latest Announcements

Calcium after bariatric surgery

Calcium after bariatric surgery

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, although almost all of it is stored in the bones and teeth.  Calcium is also used by the body for nerve conduction, blood clotting and other processes.  Calcium in our diet comes mainly from dairy products such...

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Avoiding the Clexane jabs after weight loss surgery

Avoiding the Clexane jabs after weight loss surgery

Venous thromboembolism (blood clots in the legs or lung) are rare, but still one of the most common serious complications that can happen after bariatric or weight loss surgery.  They are also mostly preventable through a combination of early activity, compression...

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New Queenstown Consulting – Shotover

New Queenstown Consulting – Shotover

Dr Smith is pleased to announce a second location for consulting in Queenstown.  For easier access to those travelling from Wānaka, Cromwell and the wider Central Otago and Northern Southland region, Dr Smith is now also offering clinics at The Doctors Whakatipu...

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Bariatric Multivitamin Availability

Bariatric Multivitamin Availability

Recently Medsafe has become aware that some of the bariatric multivitamins available in New Zealand do not comply with the historical regulations from 1981 and 1985.  This means that some of the widely used bariatric specific multivitamins are not currently available...

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PO Box 6276, Dunedin North, 9059

0800-377-6484