Excellence in Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Since 2012


Locally Trained

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


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.


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

While we are based in Dunedin we also offer regular monthly face to face clinics in Invercargill and Queenstown as well as Zoom virtual consultations.

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

Christmas Closure 2021

Christmas Closure 2021

Kia ora koutou, After a busy and at some points challenging year our office is now closed for the Christmas break.  We will be re-opening on Monday 17th of January 2022. For any urgent medical concerns over the holiday break, please either phone 111 or contact your...

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Moving – Dunedin

Moving – Dunedin

We are pleased to announce that we are moving our consulting space in Dunedin just along the corridor to Suite 7 at the Marinoto Clinic, Mercy Hospital.  This move will give us some more flexibility when it comes to scheduling clinic appointments, and also mean that...

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COVID-19 in the Traffic Light System

COVID-19 in the Traffic Light System

Kia ora koutou. With Aotearoa moving in to the Covid protection framework/traffic light system as well as the slow spread south of Covid-19 cases we plan to continue to provide a safe service for our community with as little disruption as possible.  In order to help...

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COVID-19 Vaccination and Surgery

COVID-19 Vaccination and Surgery

With Covid-19 infections gradually spreading south and the Covid protection framework coming in to place people may be wondering what the requirements for vaccination are around elective surgery.  There is very good evidence from overseas that people who contract...

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PO Box 6276, Dunedin North, 9059