Services & Treatments

Specialising in
All of aspects of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, ERCP and Liver Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, Coeliac disease, Hepatobiliary disease, Colon cancer screening, Extensive experience in diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy and ERCP, Capsule endoscopy, Teaching undergraduate medical students

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Capsule endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Gastroscopy

About Dr Mark Richard Lane

Associate Professor

Profile: Extensive experience in diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy and ERCP Capsule endoscopy.

Gender: male

Colonoscopy Definition


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.

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MB ChB 1977 Auckland; FRACP 1982

Past President & Member, NZ Society of Gastroenterology
NZ President Royal Australasian College of Physicians
NZ Coeliac Society Patron
NZ Crohn’s & Colitis Board Member

Hospitals Practising at
Gastroenterologist, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland

Clinical Associate Professor Auckland Medical School

Contact Info

Auckland Gastroenterology Associates, Epsom, Auckland

Phone09 630 1838
Mobile021 365 612
Fax09 630 8589
EDI akgastro
Street Address
Mercy Specialist Ctr
100 Mountain Rd

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Endoscopy performed at: Mercy Ascot Endoscopy

Phone09 623 5725
Fax09 623 5704
EDI escopema
Street Address
MercyAscot Hospital
98 Mountain Rd
Postal Address
PO Box 9911
Auckland 1149

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