Digestive Health Services
Teresa, Richard, Catherine, Gary and Bruce work closely with Digestive Health Services to provide integrative gastrointestinal care. Digestive Health Services is a diagnostic service provider which performs hydrogen and methane breath tests to diagnose small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, lactose and fructose malabsorption – all important causes of gastrointestinal symptoms. Additionally, Digestive Health Services performs 24 hour ambulatory pH studies to definitively diagnose gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and capsule endoscopy for the diagnosis of small bowel disease. For more information click here
There are few organ systems that are as intimately linked to what we eat as the gastrointestinal tract. Dietary manipulation is an effective means of treating and managing many gastrointestinal diseases and we work particularly closely with Julie, Leigh, Fiona, Sarah and Clarice at Dietary Specialists to provide an integrative and personalised management plan for our patients. Dietary specialists are pioneers in the establishment of a specialist gastrointestinal dietitian service and were the first dietians to introduce low FODMAP diet concepts to New Zealand. For more information click here.
In addition to colonoscopy, gastroscopy and consultation, Teresa, Richard, Catherine, Gary and Bruce work closely with other health professionals to provide integrated and personalised care for our patients. Both Digestive Health Services and Dietary Specialists also work from Level 1. 40 Stewart Street.
Carbohydrate breath testing (to diagnose dietary triggers for irritable bowel syndrome) and 24 hour ambulatory pH studies (to diagnose gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) are performed by Digestive Health Services: www.digestivehealthservices.co.nz
Dietary manipulation is an effective means of treating and managing many gastrointestinal diseases and we work particularly closely with Clarice and Julie at Dietary Specialists to provide an integrative and personalised management plan for our patients. www.dietaryspecialists.co.nz
Teresa, Richard, Catherine, Gary and Bruce perform colonoscopy and gastroscopy at the Southern Endoscopy Centre
Teresa, Richard, Catherine, Gary and Bruce want to perform the highest quality colonoscopies or gastroscopies for their patients. Together with a group of New Zealand Gastroenterologists they have formed Quality Endoscopy New Zealand which outlines steps that QENZ members follow when performing colonoscopy and gastroscopy.
Teresa, Richard, Catherine, Gary and Bruce are Members of the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology and hold Fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Teresa, Richard, Catherine, Gary and Bruce are passionate about medical research. This allows new and improved tests and treatments to become available to patients. The Bowel and Liver Trust, Canterbury and the Canterbury Medical Research foundation, two organisations that promote Gastrointestinal research and health for Cantabrians.
Other Specialists at 40 Stewart Street
In addition to Gastroenterology and Dietary Specialists, Stewart Street Specialists at level 1, 40 Stewart Street comprises a close network of other medical specialists. This includes Associate Professor Penny Hunt (Consultant Endocrinologist and General Physician), Dr Steven Soule (Consultant Endocrinologist and General Physician), Dr Deborah Mason (Consultant Neurologist) and Dr Philip Parkin (Consultant Neurologist)
For more information on inflammatory bowel disease please contact Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand: www.crohnsandcolitis.org.nz
For more information on coeliac disease please contact the Coeliac Society: www.coeliac.co.nz
For more information on colorectal cancer please contact the Cancer Society: www.cancernz.org.nz
For more information on viral hepatitis (Hepatitis A. B and C) please contact the Hepatitis Foundation: www.hepfoundation.org.nz
For more information on Nutrition please contact the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation: www.nutritionfoundation.org.nz