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.


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.

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 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. 

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 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.

Anti-Reflux Surgery

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 

Other Services

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

Latest Announcements

COVID-19 Level 2

COVID-19 Level 2

Kia ora koutou.  As with everyone, we are disappointed to learn that COVID-19 is back in the community and our thoughts are with those more closely affected in the North Island.  We are pleased to be able to continue offering face to face clinic appointments in...

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Bariatric Surgery and COVID-19

Bariatric Surgery and COVID-19

Reports have emerged from countries severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that obesity may be an important risk factor for a more serious form of the illness. Most people who contract COVID-19 will have a relatively mild illness and go on to make a good recovery....

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One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass

One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass

Aspiring Bariatrics is pleased to start offering the one anastomosis gastric bypass.  This is a variation of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass where only one join is made with the intestine rather than two.  Compared to the Roux-en-Y form of the gastric bypass it may offer...

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Bariatric Information Webinar

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...

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To Find Out More Please Contact Us

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PO Box 6276, Dunedin North, 9059