About us

Registered Nurses Joanne Kovac and Maureen Schaffer teamed up with Darwin’s resident plastic surgeon Mr Ravi Mahajani to open Darwin Day Surgery in Fannie Bay, in 2007. Making it the only stand-alone day surgery in the Northern Territory and the only nurse initiated in Australia.

They quickly realised that they had outgrown there small surgery and it wasn’t going to meet the needs of their clientele and the growing population of Darwin. They saw the opportunity to offer Territorians an alternative and provide everyone in Darwin the chance to access high quality autonomous care. Ensuring they remain in Darwin to have their procedure instead of travelling interstate.

By 2012 they opened a brand new purpose built, state of the art Day Surgery in the Casuarina Health precinct, expanding to offer more specialties. With patients now having access to a range of procedures and specialties, such as Gastroenterology, IVF, dental surgery, general surgery, and plastic surgery; by means of either a General Anaesthetic, sedation or local anaesthetic. See “our services” for a full description of what we do here at Darwin Day Surgery.

From humble beginnings to now seeing their vision exceeding all expectations, they are thrilled to see that Territorians have embraced their model of care. Putting the day surgery in good stead in 2016 to reaching the goal of 2,000 patients in one year. This is further recognised by awarding the day surgery with the 2014 Australian Business Quality award for excellence in customer service.

This is complemented by ensuring your care is being delivered by a team of dedicated appropriately qualified Doctors and Nurses who are supported in the continuing development of their skills and knowledge. Our small team of friendly nurse’s work hard to make sure your time with us is a stress free experience, and we guarantee that you won’t be with us any longer than needed. By providing high quality, safe and continuously improving care to ensure best practice for you. The key to our success is ensuring that we meet the high standards that we set ourselves in our Quality Policy and striving to meet your expected level of care.