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Meet our team of surgeons and specialists.
Meet our team of surgeons and specialists.
Vascular Surgeon - MBBS FRCS MSc FACP
Mark qualified in Medicine at Guys Hospital, London University, in 1989 and trained in Vascular and General surgery in South-East England. He gained a Master’s degree in Vascular Science and Technology from Imperial College, London, in 1997, during which time he developed the VascuQol questionnaire – a quality-of-life questionnaire for patients with peripheral vascular disease that has been adopted by clinicians throughout the world as the gold standard quality of life measure for this condition. This has recently been developed further into a short version in conjunction with Professor Joakim Nordanstig in Sweden, with whom Mark continues to collaborate and publish work in major vascular surgical journals.
He was appointed as a consultant surgeon at University Hospital, Lewisham, in 2000, before moving to New Zealand with his family in 2004 to take up an appointment at Tauranga Public Hospital.
One of the first vascular surgeons to provide Endovenous Laser Treatment of varicose veins in New Zealand, he has passed on his expertise in this technique to Vascular Surgical colleagues and trainees at New Zealand Vascular Surgical Society meetings and regional training days. Endovenous vein treatments have become the first-line treatment approach in his vein practice, as he finds that patients experience less bruising and discomfort, a faster return to normal activities and have less recurrence than with traditional surgery.
Since taking up his medical practice in Tauranga, Mark has worked hard to improve vascular surgical services throughout the Bay of Plenty and continues to do so to this day. He has been elected as a committee member to the Vascular Surgical Society of New Zealand and is co-chair of the Midland Vascular Services review group. He has also been awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Phlebology.
Trained and still practicing as an Intensive Care Nurse, Kate added appearance medicine to her portfolio around 16 years ago. Initially working with the introduction of IPL in New Zealand, Kate has added a wide range of medical aesthetic treatments to her portfolio over the years.
Trained extensively with both national and international industry experts over the last 16 years, Kate offers expertise and guidance in the application of Dermal fillers, Botulinum Toxin, Intense Pulsed light therapy and specialises in Microsclerotherapy for the treatment of spider veins. Kate also offers expertise in medical grade skin care products and peels having trained with Advanced Skin Technology Institute and has recently introduced the new V2 Skin Boosters.
She has a passion for natural, appropriate results that are tailored for each individual client.
With a background in accounting, Vanessa has joined Fraser Clinic as the Clinic Manager. She is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the clinic. Vanessa is the first point of contact for your insurance needs and she can liaise with the insurance companies and assist in obtaining pre-approval, therefore making your visits worry free.
Outside of the clinic, Vanessa enjoys socialising and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys Pilates, walking her dog, and visits to the beach.
Tracy is responsible for our front-of-house, and she is the staff member who will greet you on arrival to Fraser Clinic. Tracy attends to all general enquiries and appointment requirements, so do not hesitate to get in touch.
Outside of office hours, Tracy enjoys hanging out at home on her rural block with her family.
Sonographer - Focus Ultrasound
Sally has extensive experience as a sonographer and is originally from Yorkshire where she obtained a Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (UK). In 1997, Sally and her family immigrated to New Zealand. Two years later, Sally began working with Dr Geoff Olsen when he introduced Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy to Tauranga, a non surgical treatment for varicose veins.
For clients who are having varicose vein treatments, Sally will do a preliminary map of the legs to ascertain which treatment will be most suitable. A sonographer also assists when varicose vein treatments are performed at Fraser Clinic.
Wendy Trained in Derbyshire England as a Registered Nurse before returning to NZ. Wendy has lived in Tauranga for over 25 years and worked in the Tauranga Emergency department since 1996 before starting at Fraser clinic in 2019. She has completed a laser safety course and is up to date with CPR to ensure clients are in safe hands during the procedures offered here, including measuring and fitting compression stockings.
During her spare time she enjoys playing tennis and biking, running and golf and her favourite parts of the country are Queenstown and the Hawkes Bay where she enjoys spending time with her family.