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Susan Durney BHSC (NSG), Post grad Cert (NSG)

Susan Durney graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) from the Auckland University Of Technology and later gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing.
Susan has a strong background in all aspects of surgical nursing, having worked in a private medical/surgical hospital, including plastic surgery and other specialties.
More recently, Susan has provided clinical assistance alongside Plastic Surgeon Dr David Crabb as a Cosmetic Nurse Specialist, consulting with patients and providing all the injectable treatments such as Botox® and Juvederm® dermal fillers to enhance facial appearance. Susan is also experienced in providing advanced Botox® techniques including treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraines.
Susan takes great satisfaction in the challenges of plastic surgery nursing, welcoming the varied nature of the work and enjoying close contact with patients while providing continuous patient care.
Susan is a member of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and keeps up-to-date with research and current changes in this dynamic industry by attending clinical forums, workshops, webinars and conferences.
Susan is available for consultation at the Albany Medispa, Warkworth Medispa and Rodney Surgical Centre, enquires by phone on 0800 4 277 633 or by e-mail to susan@albanymedispa.co.nz
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Mr. David Crabb, F.R.A.C.S (GEN), F.R.A.C.S. (PLASTIC) B.A.

David Crabb obtained his medical degree in the UK and taught anatomy for a year before coming to New Zealand and completing training in General Surgery and then Plastics. He formed an early association with Northland, rotating there as an advanced General Surgery trainee some years ago.
He has completed overseas fellowships in reconstructive microsurgery in Melbourne and a senior clinical fellowship in the London Regional Plastic Surgery Centre. He is an active member of a number of societies and a corresponding member of the American society of plastic surgeons.
David began to practice in New Zealand in 1983 as a consultant Plastic Surgeon. He has practiced in Northland, Auckland and the Regional Plastic Surgery Centre at various times. He is currently working to upscale the Plastic Surgery service in Northland and continues to be involved at a planning level.
His recent focus has been the running of a breast reconstructive service and skin cancer reconstruction service, which is going well and provides a base to develop a full service. David has been using fat grafting for more natural breast reconstruction for some years using smaller to medium volumes of transferred fat from other sites of the body. He has built on this work by being trained in the advanced techniques of larger volume fat grafting using external tissue expansion pioneered and local tissue manipulation by Prof Khouri in The USA. He is well down the track replacing most conventional procedures with these new techniques thus avoiding major invasive surgery, the sacrifice of donor muscles and the use of implants all of which have their problems.
David is also an affiliated provider with Southern Cross for the provision of skin cancer surgery acting in a supervisory role and as back up for specialist management of difficult cases and reconstruction. David has had a wide exposure to all facets of plastic surgery and wide experience. He is a founding member of the New Zealand Foundation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery which has been absorbed into the new Zealand association of plastic surgeons. He has been elected corresponding member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery for some years and continues to be involved in such projects as outcome studies and benchmarking as time permits. David has been benchmarked as being in the top quartile when judged by patients on outcome and ranked against his American peers, particularly in the field of Cosmetic Surgery. David continues to enjoy interacting with scientists at the University of Auckland where interesting projects arise and the opportunity to involve them in clinical projects presents themselves.
David has a longstanding interest in skin cancer prevention, which is incorporated into his practice, as are the opportunities for patients to access the latest developments from research endeavours.
To book an appointment call Alison on 09 438 8514



Susan takes great satisfaction in the challenges of plastic surgery nursing, welcoming the varied nature of the work and enjoying close contact with patients while providing continuous patient care.
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