GastroenterologyGastroenterology is the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic gastrointestinal and liver disease.

Waikato Hospital is the base for a regional gastroenterology service covering the central North Island and providing specialist services (e.g. double balloon enteroscopy, and fibroscan) for the whole of New Zealand.
It was the first in New Zealand to introduce double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) and liver fibroscan.


Gastroenterology is a sub-specialty of General Medicine at Waikato Hospital and is part of the Internal Medicine cluster.

Services include:

Outpatient services

  • Clinics
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hepatology
    • Liver transplant
    • Viral hepatitis
  • Procedures
    • Gastroscopy
    • Gastrostomy tube insertion
    • Double balloon enteroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Liver fibroscan
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • ERCP
    • Endoscopic ultrasound

Inpatient (ward) services

  • Care for gastroenterology and hepatology patients
  • Consultations as requested


Waikato Hospital, Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Pembroke Street, Hamilton

  • Gastroenerology Clinic, Reception I, Level 3, Meade Clinical Centre
  • Meade Day Care Procedures, Reception I, Level 3, Meade Clinical Centre
  • General Medicine wards (A3 and A4) in Acute Services Building

Contact information

Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments

Referral information

Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs), hospital or other health specialists.
Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at a clinic.


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