Meet Our Staff
Our practice is dedicated to excellence in patient care and providing you with a positive surgical treatment experience. Our staff consists of professionals who are ready to assist you with all of your needs and questions. We believe that our multi-disciplinary team, working side by side, are the main pillars, leading to the success of your surgical journey.
If you have any queries regarding any part of your procedure or the pre and postoperative care – all you have to do is ask us.
Dr Daiva Kuzinkoviene
MBBS MRCGP FRACGP
Dr Daiva is a Bariatric physician, specialising in weight loss management. She consults patients during the follow up appointments before and after bariatric surgery.
After completion of her GP training in the UK, in 2008 she was conferred a MRCGP degree – Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners – London, UK.
Dr Daiva then arrived to work in Australia and, after completion of the accreditation process – she was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners FRACGP.
She is a member of the Obesity Network at the National Faculty of Special Interest at Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Daiva is very caring and passionate about her job. She very well understands the complexity of obesity as a disease, its related illnesses, patient’s physical and psychological challenges, therefore provides a fully comprehensive approach to weight loss management for our patients before and after bariatric surgery.
Dr Vincent DaSilva
BSc(Med) MBBS FANZCA
Dr DaSilva graduated from the University of NSW and spent the early part of his career in Intensive Care medicine before commencing his anaesthesia training at St George Hospital, Sydney. He also trained at The Royal Hospital for Women, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and St Vincent’s Hospital before completing his Fellowship year with NRMA CareFlight. Following this he worked as a retrieval specialist with NRMA CareFlight and the NSW Ambulance Helicopter Rescue Service.
His current clinical profile includes anaesthesia for bariatric and upper gastrointestinal surgery, liver and colorectal surgery, obstetrics and plastic surgery. He has a special interest in anaesthesia for trauma surgery and anaesthesia in the elderly and critically ill.
Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading dietitians, known for her extensive background in both nutrition and psychology and for her practical, easy to understand approach to diet, nutrition and wellbeing.
Early in her career, she spent almost 10 years working at The Children’s Hospital and with elite sporting teams including the St George Illawarra Dragons and the South African Blue Bulls where she gained much applied experience working with children, families and elite athletes.
Susie is currently the resident dietitian on Channel’s 7’s SUNRISE and has a weekly radio segment on the top rating 2GB Afternoon Program with Chris Smith. Susie has a weekly column on news.com.au and runs the online weight loss program – www.shapeme.com.au.
Currently Susie is also completing a Master’s Degree in Coaching Psychology at Sydney University. Loves going on long walks around Sydney and is kept pretty busy with her twin boys, Gus & Harry.
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Vanessa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who has developed expertise in a variety of clinical areas through her employment at St Vincent’s Hospital and in Private Practice. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about nutrition and is committed to providing evidence-based dietary advice to improve the health and quality of life of individuals. Her strong interest lies in bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal disorders, weight management, heart disease, diabetes as well as general healthy eating.
Dip. SpTh, Dip. RM, Dip. Nutr, Cert IV Bus. Admin
Meredith has predominantly worked within the Wellness Industry for the past 17 years and has a Cert IV of Executive Secretarial Studies, Diploma of Sports Injury Therapies, Diploma of Remedial Massage and Diploma of Nutrition.
As your first point of contact, Meredith will help you with any questions you may have and support you along your weight loss journey, with her caring nature.
BscHons Health & Exercise Studies
Laura has always had a passion for health and fitness, beginning her career as a Personal Trainer working with patients referred by their GPs to exercise. Laura then worked around the world on cruise ships where she began managing spas which progressed to clinic management and administration.
Laura looks forward to welcoming you to Advanced Surgicare and helping answer any questions you have on your weight loss journey.