Dr David Rowbotham

Healthlink EDI: mcmurray

Contact Details

MacMurray Gastroenterology

Phone09 550 1080
Fax09 550 1081
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5 MacMurray Rd
Auckland 1050

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Also Consulting at Peninsula Medical Centre EDI: peninsmc

Phone09 834 6300
Fax09 834 6375
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382 Te Atatu Rd
Te Atatu Peninsula
Auckland 0610

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Also Endoscoping at Endoscopy Auckland

Phone09 623 2020
Fax09 623 1010
Mobile027 499 1228
148 Gillies Ave
Auckland 1023

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About Dr David Rowbotham

Dr David Rowbotham

A graduate of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School in the UK, David trained in both Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the UK at international centres of excellence in London (Kings College Hospital) and Leeds.

He came to NZ in 1999 as a Specialist Gastroenterologist at Auckland City Hospital and worked there for 5 years until 2004. During this time he set up the first NZ service for both push enteroscopy and wireless capsule endoscopy at Auckland City Hospital, both of which have now taken hold in the country as a whole.

He and his medical wife travelled to the UK in 2004, where he worked as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at a busy general hospital in south east London. Returning in 2007, David took up his previous position at Auckland City Hospital and then in 2008 stepped up to become Clinical Director (CD) of the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. As CD, David commits most of his time to his public work but does transfer his clinical and endoscopic expertise, excellent communication skills, and unique patient rapport to patients in the private sector.

David is happy to be contacted by medical colleagues for any questions or advice.

Endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy, and capsule endoscopy)
Oesophageal physiology testing (impedance pH, and Bravo wireless pH testing)

Special Interests

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Anaemia and GI bleeding
Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
Oesophageal Physiology (Manometry and 24 hour pH testing)
Dysphagia, Dyspepsia & Reflux (GORD)



Services & Treatments

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for selected services




Hospitals practicing at

Clinical Director
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Auckland City Hospital

Definitions of 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 themore


A Gastroenterologist specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the digestive system (Gastroenterology). These may affect the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine andmore

Gastrointestinal endoscopy

Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a procedure that enables viewing of the lining of the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract. The examination is performed using an endoscope, a flexible fibreoptic tubemore


Gastroscopy is an examination of the inside of the oesophagus (throat), stomach and duodenum (the first section of small intestine). It is performed by using a thin, flexible fibre-optic instrumentmore


A hepatologist specialises in disorders involving the liver. Hepatology is often considered a branch of gastroenterology. Hepatology is a large field and may cover conditions such as hepatitis, viralmore

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