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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.
Bariatric Physician: 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.
Anaesthetist: 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.
Dietitian: Kerryn Chisholm
Kerryn Chisholm (MSc, Grad Dip Diet) is an accredited practising dietitian with extensive experience in counselling individuals and families in weight management. She completed her Masters of Science and Biochemistry at Melbourne University and Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics at Deakin University. Since then she has worked with children and adults at several hospitals and private practices including the Children’s Hospital at Westmead for the past 21 years. She is a leading specialist in weight management and obesity with 20 peer reviewed published papers and has presented both nationally and internationally at Obesity conferences. She is a key spokesperson and professional mentor to other weight management specialists and dietitians. She has an additional special interest in diabetes and metabolic disease. She has a caring, practical, and motivational approach and works collaboratively with clients to achieve their weight loss goals.
Practice Manager: Meredith Hawkins, 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.
Carmel Myles (Clinical Psychologist) B.Ed. B.Sc. (Psych. Hons) P.G.C. (A.Psych.) M.A.P.S
Carmel has worked as a Psychologist in the public and private sectors for the past 18 years; including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The Sydney Clinic (Private Psychiatric Hospital) and in private practice at Bondi Junction. Carmel has extensive experience in the psychological assessment, treatment and counselling of individuals and group therapy. Carmel has worked in a broad range of areas including; anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioural problems, eating disorders and obesity, body image, self-esteem and addiction.
Carmel has a special interest in the treatment of obesity and has worked as a Psychologist at Metabolism and Obesity Services, Department of Endocrinology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Carmel also conducted her own research in the treatment of obesity at the University of Sydney and at the Metabolism and Obesity Services and it was presented at conferences for the Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity and at the International Congress of Applied Psychology.
Carmel takes a wholistic view to help you live a full and meaningful life, helping you to establish helpful eating patterns, achieve better life balance, learn more effective coping strategies, and develop a healthier relationship with yourself, your body and with food.
Practice Administrator: Elizabeth (Liz) Ackroyd – BA (Communications); MTeach (Secondary)
Liz brings a wide range of skills to her role as Practice Administrator that were developed through her previous work in communications, teaching and retail. She worked both here in Australia, and in the UK, in the communications industry; and later as a high school teacher in Western Sydney. Liz is a resourceful and energetic team member within our clinic, and is constantly working towards creating and implementing innovative resources and strategies that improve patients’ experience and outcomes. With a compassionate and empathetic nature, Liz is a great source of support for patients during their weight loss journey.
Practice Receptionist: Madeline Forrester
Madeline is currently completing a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at The University of Sydney. She is passionate about an holistic approach to health through nurturing patients’ physical and mental wellbeing. Madeline has a caring and empathetic nature, as well as a practical and organised approach to her work. As your first point of contact, she will help ensure that you feel supported along your weight loss journey by answering any questions you may have and assisting you through the pre and post- operative phases.
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