Digestive Diseases & Endoscopy
About MacMurray CentreTHE MOST COMPREHENSIVE GASTROENTEROLOGY CENTRE IN AUCKLAND
We are a group of experienced specialists who aim to provide excellent multi-disciplinary holistic care for your patients. We all hold senior public hospital doctor positions. We have a unique skill set of language skills that enable us to communicate effectively with Chinese speaking patients (Mandarin, Cantonese as well as several other dialects).
Services & TreatmentsA boutique facility with an experienced clinical team offering new unique technology and superb individual service.
- Interventional Endoscopy
- CT Colonography
- Ambulatory pH/Impedance
- Wireless pH
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Iron Infusions
Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Selected Services
The colon (or large bowel/large intestine) starts at the end of the small intestine and ends at the rectum and anus. In a colonoscopy a long flexible tube (a colonoscope) is threaded up through the rectum and transmits an image to a viewing screen. The lining of the colon and rectum can be inspected for such things as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers. Colonoscopy is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum, and for causes of unexplained changes in bowel habits. If an abnormal growth, such as a polyp (a stalk-shaped growth or lump), is found, a small piece may be taken for examination (biopsy) or it may be removed. Thorough cleansing of the bowel is necessary before a colonoscopy. You will be given pain medication and a moderate sedative to keep you comfortable during the examination.