Our Team

At Brighton Day Surgery we believe that healthcare should be accessible to all. Our philosophy is to help you be the best you can for your age, lifestyle and health, whether you are 18 or 98.

Our clinicians are highly trained and competent in all areas of practice. Brighton Day Surgery has a robust clinical credentialing program to ensure all visiting medical professionals meet the requirements and are sufficiently skilled in practice. Staff and visiting professionals undergo continuous professional development to ensure their skills and knowledge are kept up to date.

Our Doctors

Dr. Lisa Marks

Medical Director

Dr Marks is a Phlebologist and cosmetic and laser physician with more than 15 years of experience in the field of cosmetic medicine. She also has significant experience in skin and cosmetic rejuvenation.

Graduating from the Flinders University of South Australia in 1995 with degrees in Medicine and Surgery, Dr Marks has a Certificate in Dermatology from Monash University completed in 2003 and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology (2015).

Dr Marks has undergone extensive training in non-surgical management of varicose veins and has performed several hundred ultrasound guided sclerotherapy and endovenous laser procedures.

Our Nurses


Registered Nurse

Ella-Mae is a qualified Registered Nurse who is currently studying her Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables and also works at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the Emergency Department. Her diverse skill set and enthusiasm for holistic health means she is an asset to the BDS Team. Ella-Mae is passionate about everything skin and currently works at Brighton Day Surgery as our Laser Nurse she also provides facial treatments and has completed training with Ultraceuticals. These specific treatments assist Ella-Mae achieve maximum skin results. Her passion


Registered Nurse

Karen is a highly experienced Registered Nurse and Cosmetic Nurse Injector who genuinely loves what she does. Karen has worked at many hospitals in Adelaide but since 2005 has specialised in Plastic Surgery Nursing and Cosmetic Nurse Injecting. In 2012 she become the state trainer for Galderma, taking on the role of training other Nurses and Doctors in SA. Karen and Dr Lisa Marks worked together extensively for many years. Karen is passionate about her job and this shows in the work she does and the following she has gained throughout her career. Initial consultation and facial assessments are complimentary and Karen would love the opportunity to see what she can do for you.


Registered Nurse

Ethalia is a dedicated and passionate registered nurse. She brings years of experience scrubbing and scouting in theatre. Her commitment to fostering an exceptional theatre environment and providing high-quality patient centred care makes her a valuable asset to Brighton Day Surgery.

Our Support Staff



Debbie likes meeting all of the lovely patients, and being there for them, from their first appointment to their last. Her experience in medical administration makes her a valuable asset to the administration team.


Practice Manager

Margie has many years of medical administration experience. In her role here she will guide us through accreditation and support the team. Her attention to detail makes the daily running of the Practice go smoothly. She welcomes all feedback from patients.



Deanne has worked in medical administration for many years. She is an integral part of the team. Her focus is on helping patients wherever possible. Her calming nature makes her very approachable.