MBBS: MD (Internal Medicine): FRACP
I have been in New Zealand since 1995. I trained as a specialist in internal medicine in Kashmir, India. After coming to New Zealand I completed dual training in gastroenterology & internal medicine. I have been working as a specialist gastroenterologist since 2001.
Currently I am the Head Of Department Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Middlemore Hospital.
Apart from the general aspects of general gastroenterology & hepatology I specialise in advanced interventional endoscopy.
- Removal of large colorectal polyps and early tumours
- Endoscopic eradication of Barrett's
- Endoscopic resection of early oesophageal, gastric and colonic malignancy
- Insertion & removal of GI stents
- Endoscopic palliation of GI tumours
- Single balloon enteroscopy
- Endoscopic treatment of Gastrointestinal leaks
- Argon plasma coagulation for GAVE & radiation proctitis
Endoscopy Procedures Done at:
- Ormiston Hospital Endoscopy:
- Phone: (09) 926 5848
- Fax: (09) 926 5849
- Endoscopy Auckland:
- Phone: (09) 623 2020
- Fax: (09) 623 1010
- Botany Medical Specialist Centre :
- Phone: (09) 271 3344
- Fax: (09) 271 3345
- Pakuranga Medical Centre:
- Phone: (09) 950 7351
- Fax: (09) 577 4162
Professional Memberships & Other Positions:
- Clinical Head Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Middlemore Hospital
- Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physicians
- Member NZ Society of Gastroenterology
- Member American Gastroenterology Association
- Member American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Director Ormiston Hospital
What is Gastroenterology?
The oesophagus is the tube that joins your mouth with your stomach. It is a muscular tube that contracts to push the food through when you swallow.
The stomach is where food is broken down by acid and emptied into your intestines. The stomach has special cells lining its wall to protect it from these acids.
The intestines consist of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum and ileum – different sections of small intestine) and the large intestine (colon). As food passes through the small intestine, nutrients are broken down and absorbed. When it passes into the colon, water is absorbed. The waste that is left is passed as faeces (poo).
The liver is roughly the size of a football and is on your right side just under your ribs. It stores vitamins, sugar and iron which are used by cells in the body for energy. It also clears the body of waste products and drugs, produces substances that are used to help blood clot and aid the immune system, and produces bile which aids in digestion.