Meet the experienced and skilled team at Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic. We are passionate about people and achieving individual results. Our team share a common interest – providing trusted and specialist care across cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, skin cancer and appearance medicine procedures.
Adam is a specialist plastic surgeon, with a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). He is New Zealand-trained and thoroughly knowledgeable in the newest, safest and latest techniques available worldwide. His warm and respectful way with patients is well-known, with many journeying from the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, New Zealand-wide, the Pacific and abroad, to meet with him. He consults and performs minor procedures here at Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic and more significant operations at Tauranga’s Grace Hospital. Ensuring his patients receive excellent care and achievable, long-lasting results is of utmost importance to Adam. His in-depth experience in the field of plastic surgery is an integral part of his skillset, and has gained him a reputation as a respected and talented surgeon nationally and internationally.
Brandon is a New Zealand-trained specialist plastic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, with a FRACS (Plastics) from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In addition to his work at Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic, he is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Waikato DHB, and a visiting plastic surgeon at Tauranga Hospital. Brandon's patients are his first priority – he believes surgery is a partnership between patient and doctor – and he strives to deliver the very best individual results. In 2012, he was awarded the ASAPS Advanced Aesthetic Fellowship and undertook a six month fellowship (apprenticeship) in cosmetic surgery at the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. During his fellowship, Brandon gained invaluable knowledge about all aspects of cosmetic surgery which he draws upon in his role here at Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic.
Dan completed his plastic surgical training at many leading plastic surgery units in London, followed by two years of advanced fellowship training in the UK that included cosmetic surgery at Harley Street, head and neck cancer and microsurgical reconstructive surgery. Prior to relocating to New Zealand, Dan spent just under two years working as a specialist at Charing Cross and Queen Victoria Hospitals in London. Alongside his work at Da Vinci Clinic, Dan is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals. A member of the NZ Association of Plastic Surgeons, and a fellow of the UK Royal College of Surgeons, Dan keeps up to date by regularly attending national and international plastic surgery meetings. Offering a contemporary practice that prioritises patient safety and satisfaction, is central to Dan’s approach. He provides the highest standard of care and creates tailored treatment plans to meet each patient’s individual needs. Outside of work he can be found enjoying the active lifestyle the Bay of Plenty serves up.
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Suzanne is integral to Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic, ensuring its seamless operations and serving a supportive hand to staff and patients alike. Honing a wealth of business expertise, Suzanne is committed to coordinating the management and administration of surgeons, nurses and patients to the highest of standards. Her resounding knowledge across all areas of cosmetic, reconstructive and plastic surgery, and appearance medicine is invaluable, and affords patients greater peace-of-mind and assurance throughout their individual journeys. Suzanne’s warmth and passion for people, and commitment to driving greater awareness for breast cancer and melanoma sufferers, extends beyond her role at Da Vinci. Her charitable work for the Waipuna Hospice is far reaching, and includes assisting with their bi-annual fundraising calendar. Alongside her work in and outside the clinic, Suzanne celebrates a bustling family life here in the Bay, with children and grandchildren all keeping her on her toes and in ever-popular demand.
British-born and trained Angela has many years of plastic surgical experience in both private and public plastic surgical hospitals in the UK, and more recently in New Zealand private surgical hospitals. With experience in day stay and short stay surgery, as well as having worked at Tauranga’s Grace Private Hospital, Angela is in charge of Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic's theatre and assists Mr Bialostocki and Mr Adams with surgery performed here. She also performs simple and complex wound care, punch biopsies and tissue expansion. Having moved to New Zealand with her family just over a decade ago, Angela loves the lifestyle offered by the Bay of Plenty region and enjoys an active social life.
Dr Justin Imrie has been employed as a consultant anaesthetist at Tauranga Public Hospital since 2003. He has always been involved in teaching and for two years held the title of Supervisor of Training for the Tauranga anaesthetic registrars. Dr Imrie relinquished this position to become Head of the Bay of Plenty Anaesthetic Department, which he also held for two years. Since 2006 Dr Imrie has also been involved in private practice at Grace Hospital, with his focus being primarily on plastic, orthopedic, vascular and general surgery. His goals as an anaesthetist are to provide safety and quality of care. Preoperative assessment, planning and consent are vital parts of this - as such he aims to see most prospective patients in his rooms at Grace Hospital before their operation date. Dr Imrie enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons fishing, surfing and biking in the playground provided by the Bay of Plenty.
An invaluable member of the team, Christine, moves between Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic and Grace Private Hospital. Her warm and friendly manner makes Christine a popular nurse, and teamed with her experience, she brings another dimension to the Da Vinci family. As a registered nurse, Christine has over 20 years of theatre nursing expertise – three spent abroad in London's Harley Street Clinic and Harefield Hospital. Christine is a senior theatre nurse at Tauranga's Grace Private Hospital, applying specialist skills and knowledge, including plastic and cosmetic surgery alongside Mr Bialostocki and Mr Adams. She is also involved in general, gynaecology, some ENT and orthopaedic procedures. When she is at Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic she assists our surgeons with surgery performed under local anaesthetic and pre and post-operative reviews. Christine thrives on outdoor activities, many of which she shares with her three sons at their Bay of Plenty lifestyle block.
A lifelong interest in biology and a drive to work in a people-centric environment, drew our practice nurse Rachel to a vocation in the medical field – specifically a nursing career which promised a journey of reward and hands-on engagement. After graduating, Rachel pursued roles in public and private hospitals – both in New Zealand and Canada – in predominantly surgical settings. Her specific areas of expertise include pre, peri and post-operative surgical care, and she relishes the opportunity to play a role in patients’ medical journeys – which never cease to amaze and inspire her. Alongside Rachels active and diverse role at Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic, she loves celebrating the best of the Bay of Plenty. You’ll find her out and about exercising, playing sports and spending time with her husband and children – a lifestyle that fits her to a tee.
The rewarding nature of nursing is what Mandy values most about her career. With busy days serving in surgical and post-surgical care, and playing mum to a full-on household, Mandy is not one to stand still. So, it is the quiet, personal and moving experiences she shares with patients – whether it’s for cosmetic surgery, lesion removal or burn treatment – seeing their reactions and playing a part in life changing moments, she holds fast to. With near two decades of nursing tucked under her belt, there’s nothing Mandy would change about her journey to-date – nursing has delivered her a focus on people and opportunities to travel. However, if a twist of fate had seen her turn in another vocation direction, she believes she may have taken up teaching!
Sharing in people’s stories and experiences is what our nurse Kathy relishes. With 14 years spent as a registered nurse here in New Zealand and in Australia, she loves the human factor of her profession: the reward of helping people from all walks of life and hearing their life journeys. Kathy’s nursing days began on the trauma ward of Middlemore Hospital, before she crossed the ditch to Australia and worked in intensive care. Her time overseas saw Kathy forge close and lasting friendships with those she served alongside. The arrival of their first child prompted a sea change for Kathy and her husband, so the Bay of Plenty’s relaxed beachy lifestyle and close-knit community called them. Kathy returned to New Zealand and worked in recovery at Grace Hospital, she now specialises in plastic surgery nursing and appearance medicine at Da Vinci Clinic. As a mum of two boys, she loves nothing more than spending her spare time on the beach and in the Great Outdoors with her family.
A born and bred Bay of Plenty resident, for our nurse Tess, life is about offering support and care to those who need it.Community and people have always taken center stage in Tess's life. A career in nursing was a natural step and a practical way to help and assist patients on their health journeys. With over a decade of surgical nursing experience across multiple specialties, Tess has worked at Middlemore Hospital, Tauranga Hospital, and Grace Hospital, thriving in demanding yet rewarding environments. She's always ready to celebrate her patients' successes and support them through the tough times. When Tess is not working alongside the surgeons at Da Vinci Clinic, you'll find her serving as a volunteer firefighter, a role she cherishes within the community. Not one to sit still, when she's not in scrubs or overalls, Tess is out and about, exploring and enjoying everything the Bay has to offer.
Erin is the bright spark at Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic’s reception desk. A people person through and through, Erin thrives on helping our patients from the beginning of their journeys right through to post-op and recovery. With excellent communication skills and extensive knowledge in cosmetic, reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures, Erin is a natural fit for her role. A mum to twins, outdoor adventurers and cancer survivor, Erin’s personal battles overcoming both breast cancer and melanoma have made her even more determined to spread awareness and strengthen support for cancer sufferers. Experiencing first-hand the incredible calibre of the Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic staff throughout her cancer journeys, brought both greater peace-of-mind and assurance for Erin, and she feels blessed to be a part of a trusted team.
Every day brings reward for our Da Vinci Plastic Surgery Clinic receptionist Robyn, who loves nothing more than seeing the differences occurring in our patients’ lives because of the care and expertise they receive at our clinic. A multitasker extraordinaire, on any given day you’ll find Robyn greeting patients, scheduling appointments, processing referrals – she always goes the extra mile when coordinating specialist and patient requirements. When she’s not working at our clinic, she turns a creative hand to brush and canvas in her home studio. Staying fit, healthy and maximising the great outdoors is also high on her list, and you’ll often find her walking one of the many Bay of Plenty boardwalks and tracks.
Connecting with people face-to-face and discovering the intricacies of the human body – and what makes it tick! – are the key benefits of working at a plastic surgery clinic, says our new receptionist Emma. A passionate learner, Bay of Plenty explorer, mum and wife, Emma cherishes her front-of-house role for the opportunities it brings – assisting patients to ensure their journey is comfortable and rewarding, and keeping the clinic running at its optimum. Alongside her role at Da Vinci, Emma keeps physically and mentally fit with regular pilates and yoga sessions, and believes her second career calling would be as a breath specialist because she has a real interest in helping people through stress, anxiety and breathing related disorders.
Born in 1452 in Italy, Da Vinci’s influences and discoveries are still hugely significant in the modern world. Leonardo Da Vinci – among other things – was an anatomist, artist and scientist. We believe this is the perfect match for the services we provide – cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, skin cancer expertise and appearance medicine treatments.
If you are insured with Southern Cross, you’ll be glad to know that Dr Adam Bialostocki, Dr Brandon Adams and Dr Dan Butler are affiliated providers. For patients who are insured with Southern Cross Medical Society the process couldn't be any simpler. We handle it all for you.