Dr Stephen Inns



Stephen is a gastroenterologist and general physician who is dedicated to providing high quality, modern, gastroenterological services to the Hutt Valley. He works at both Hutt Valley DHB and The Rutherford Clinic. He offers a friendly, patient centered and evidence based approach to the full range of gastroenterological conditions.

Stephen’s doctoral thesis work was regarding dietary interventions in inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. He has completed a 3 year fellowship in luminal gastroenterology and endoscopy at University College Hospital, London.


Areas of clinical expertise:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Investigation of iron deficiency anaemia
  • Dyspepsia and reflux disease
  • Small bowel investigation
  • Interventional endoscopy including endoscopic mucosal resection

Stephen is an accredited Southern Cross provider for upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, balloon enteroscopy and Bravo 48 hour wireless oesophageal pH telemetry.


MB ChB 1995 Otago; FRACP 2006

Title or Designation


Full NZ Registration Date

15 October 1997

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Dr Stephen Inns is available at the following services:

Private Services

Dr Stephen Inns

This service is available at the following location:

Boulcott Specialist Centre, Lower Hutt

  • Phone

    (04) 569 7555

  • Fax

    (04) 567 0041

The Rutherford Clinic

This service is available at the following location:

2 Connolly Street, Lower Hutt