Our Services

At Darwin Day Surgery we are the facility in which the surgeons visit to perform procedures. Therefore, in order for you to have a procedure performed with us you will require a referral from your GP to see one of the specialists that operates here. From there the process involves contacting the specialists consulting rooms to make an appointment. They will then book you onto the next available list with us at Darwin Day Surgery.

Our friendly administration staff will then get in contact with you to discuss the process from hereon and inform you of any fees that may be incurred. See the attached information for more details of our fee structure and the new patients tab for a full explanation of what to expect.

Be advised that we currently operate on children above 12 years old.

Please take the time to view the specialties below that we currently offer.


We currently have 4 visiting gastroenterology physicians (Dr Guru Iyngkaran, Dr Suresh Sivanesan, Dr Edmund Tse and Zina Valaydon) from interstate that frequent Darwin Day Surgery regularly, ensuring one of them is here every week. They perform the following endoscopic procedures:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Following the procedure they will explain any findings with you and give you a printed report for you to take home on the day.

They also offer “Open Access Referral Endoscopy”, whereby your GP directly refers you for your endoscopy procedure, without having to see the gastroenterologist prior. Your GP will send your information directly to NT Medical Specialist and the gastroenterologist will then speak with you before your procedure at Darwin Day Surgery. This commonly will help speed up the timing of having these procedures performed, but will require your GP to explain the indications and risks to you prior to the day of the procedure.

If you would like any additional information about the process or about a consultation, please feel free to contact. NT Medical Specialist

Plastic Surgery

Our highly qualified resident plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Ravi Mahajani currently performs the following procedures at Darwin Day Surgery on a regular basis.

  • Removal of skin cancers and lesions
  • Breast Augmentation and exchange of implants
  • Breast reduction and breast lift
  • Male breast augmentation (gynaecomastia)
  • Blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid reduction)
  • Mini face lifts
  • Otoplasty (prominent ear correction)
  • Labiaplasty
  • Hand Surgery and Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Scar revision surgery

We are currently the only hospital in the Northern Territory to be on the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR). The registry is a Commonwealth Government initiative tracking the outcomes and quality of all Breast Device Surgery performed across Australia. During your consultation Dr Mahajani will discuss this with you and provide the necessary information required. We automatically send the essential paperwork in for you, and the ABDR will then get in contact with you, giving you the option to opt out if you wish.

For further information about any of the procedures listed above, or whether he can perform any other procedures at Darwin Day surgery then please contact Northern Plastic Surgery.


We work in conjunction with Repromed Darwin to provide egg collection services to the woman of Darwin. The highly qualified doctors (Dr Nicky Purser and Dr Stephanie Girle) visit the Darwin Day Surgery on a monthly basis, allowing those living in Darwin the option of fertility services without having to travel interstate.

If you require any additional information on your fertility treatment options then contact Repromed.

Dental Surgery

We provide the opportunity for patients to have their wisdom teeth removed and dental implants inserted, under general anaesthetic or IV sedation anaesthetic. Our highly qualified dentists and dental surgeons provide an alternative for Territorian’s that are unable to tolerate dental work in the chair. We currently have the below Dr’s operating with us.

Dr Thien Pham of Compass Dental operates at Darwin Day Surgery once a month. If you would like more information, then contact his office.

Dr Leon Smith is a visiting specialist Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgeon from WA that frequents Darwin on a monthly basis. He can be contacted through Smith St Dental Practice.

Also dentists (Dr Erna Melton, Dr Thea Tran and Dr Harry Kim) of Trower Dental in Casuarina are accredited to operate here.

General Surgery

Dr David Read is currently our only General Surgeon that frequents Darwin Day Surgery approximately once a month. He currently performs the below day procedure cases, but it is by no means a full list of the procedures he is capable of performing here.

  • Endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy)
  • Vasectomy
  • Hernia repairs
  • Removal of lesions and lipoma

If you require any more information on what procedures he does perform here, or to make a consultation appointment then contact his practice.


In combination with NT Medical Specialist we offer patients the option of having a bronchoscopy at Darwin Day Surgery. You require a referral from your GP and then you can contact them to arrange a consultation.

We have two physicians that visit from interstate on a monthly basis.

If you require assistance with any respiratory or sleep issues, then contact NT Medical Specialist. They will then get in contact with us to organise a time for you to have a bronchoscopy performed.

STEROID Injection

Dr Ba Nyunt is an orthopaedic surgeon that visits Darwin Day Surgery twice a month to provide patients with steroid injections into joints’ which help relieve pain and inflammation once all avenues have been explored. Dr Nyunt requires a referral from a GP before a consultation appointment can be made.

For assistance contact:

Casuarina Specialist Clinic

50 Vanderlin Drive, Wagaman

Ph: 08 8945 1122