Dr Candice Silverman is a Specialist General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon. Her subspecialty interests and training have focused on upper-gastrointestinal surgery, hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and obesity surgery. Specifically, Dr Silverman focuses on minimally invasive laparoscopic (keyhole) surgical procedures.
Dr Silverman takes pride in offering compassionate and individualised care to her patients at all times, both in a public and private hospital setting. She operates at John Flynn Private Hospital and is the current Head of Department, General Surgery, at Tweed Heads Hospital (NSW) and Murwillumbah Hospital (NSW).
Education & Training
Dr Silverman is committed to her own education and training, as well as the advancement of others.
She trains general surgical registrars at the Tweed & Murwillumbah hospitals. In addition, she is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University and an Assistant Professor at Bond University. Candice is a Course Instructor for the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) Program.
Dr Silverman graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1998 and was awarded a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours – MBBS (hons). In 2003, Dr Silverman completed a certificate in Sports Medicine through the University of New South Wales. This was completed while she was in the Australian Navy, working as a Ships Medical Officer.
After returning from Naval Service she completed her surgical training and commenced her fellowship in General Surgery. In 2007, Dr Silverman completed her fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons followed by two sub-speciality fellowships. She completed a hepato-pancreato-biliary fellowship at the Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia in 2008 and went on to complete a Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at John Flynn Private Hospital in Queensland in 2009. The later, inspired her passion and reaffirmed her dedication to weight loss surgery.