Dr Ravinder Ogra - Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist
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. I am a member of Australia & New Zealand Endoscopy Leaders Forum.
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
- Endoscopic management of obesity
- Intragastric balloon treatment for obesity
- Management of complications of obesity surgery
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
- Pakuranga Medical Centre
- Phone: (09) 950 7351
- Fax: (09) 577 4162
- Ormiston Specialists
- Phone: (09) 271 3305
- Fax: (09) 277 0769
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.
Gastroenterologist, Endoscopist & Physician Specialist
Procedures / Treatments
This is a procedure which allows the doctor to see inside your oesophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) and examine the lining directly. … More
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP)
A flexible tube with a tiny video camera attached (endoscope) is inserted through the mouth into the stomach and small intestine while you are under sedation (you have been given medication to make you drowsy).… More
This is a procedure which allows the doctor to see inside your large bowel and examine the surfaces directly and take biopsies (samples of tissue) if needed. Treatment of conditions can also be undertaken.… More
The best way to establish what type of liver disease is present and the extent of the disease, is a biopsy.… More
This is inflammation of the liver, commonly caused by viruses. Hepatitis B and C are viruses that can cause chronic (long term) inflammation and damage to the liver.… More
Cirrhosis is the term used to describe a diseased liver that has been badly scarred, usually due to many years of injury.… More
Peptic ulcers are sores or eroded areas that form in the lining of the digestive tract.… More
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
There are two types of IBD, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. In these conditions, the immune system attacks the lining of the colon causing inflammation and ulceration, bleeding and diarrhoea. In ulcerative colitis this only involves the large intestine, whereas in Crohn’s disease areas within the entire intestine can be… More
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(09) 271 3305
(09) 277 0769
021 162 2929
Ormiston Specialist Centre
125 Ormiston Rd
Ormiston Specialist Centre
125 Ormiston Rd
Ormiston Specialists Centre
125 Ormiston Road
Flat Bush 2016
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This page was last updated at 1:32PM on February 19, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Ravinder Ogra - Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist.