• Gastro
  • Gastro2

Timaru Gastroenterology provides a range of comprehensive health care services covering Gastroenterology (all Stomach and Bowel Disorders) and Hepatology (Liver diseases).

Conditions:

  • All Bowel Disorders
  • Diarrhea/altered bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Stomach Ulcers and Gastritis
  • Acid reflux disease/Heartburn
  • Bowel cancer, Bowel Polyps
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Liver Diseases

Services include: 

  • Consultation & Evaluation
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Polyp removal
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy - Procedure also known as “Pillcam”. It allows for direct and minimally invasive visualization of small bowel mucosa and can identify superficial lesions not detected by traditional endoscopy and radiography. 
    • Indications: small bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and the evaluation of anaemia and obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.  
  • -H2-Breath-Testing

Specific blood/lab tests can be arranged, Imaging can be arranged as needed, e.g. ultrasound, CT, MRI

 

A hydrogen breath test provides information about the digestion of certain sugars or carbohydrates, such as milk sugar (lactose) or fruit sugar (fructose). The test detects lactose intolerance, fructose malabsorption and abnormal growth of bacteria (Bacterial overgrowth) and can clarify the cause of symptoms incl. diarrhoea, bloating, gas, and abdominal cramps.

Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, polyp removal rocedures can be done in Sedation

Procedure also known as “Pillcam”. It allows for direct and minimally invasive visualization of small bowel mucosa and can identify superficial lesions not detected by traditional endoscopy and radiography. Indications: small bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and the evaluation of anaemia and obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.

Consulting Room

Aorangi Surgical Group (ASG)
03 688 4447
7 Dee Street, Timaru
New Zealand

Referrals

A referral letter is required from your health professional, (GP or specialist) prior to an appointment being made Learn more...

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