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Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital - Gastroenterology

Private Surgical Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver)

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.


A long, flexible tube with a tiny camera attached (gastroscope) is inserted through your mouth and moved down your digestive tract. This allows the surgeon a view of the upper part of your digestive tract i.e. oesophagus (food pipe), stomach and duodenum (top section of the small intestine). Sometimes a biopsy (small tissue sample) will need to be taken during the procedure for later examination at a laboratory.

This page was last updated at 3:10PM on June 4, 2021.