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Services & Treatments

New Zealand’s largest digestive disease centre, offering a comprehensive service with cutting edge technology delivered by an experienced multidisciplinary team.
  • Consultations
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Upper GI Surgeons
  • Dietitian
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Iron Infusions
  • Ambulatory & Wireless pH
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Manometry
  • Food Intolerance Testing

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Selected Services

About MacMurray Centre

We are New Zealand’s largest digestive disease centre, offering a comprehensive service with cutting edge technology delivered by an experienced multidisciplinary team.

Colonoscopy Definition

Colonoscopy

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.

Contact Info

Remuera, Auckland

Phone09 550 1080
Fax09 550 1081
EDI mcmurray
Street Address
5 MacMurray Rd
Remuera
Auckland


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