About 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.

Gender: male

Services & Treatments

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)

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
APC procedures in association with endoscopy, Capsule endoscopy, Capsule pH monitoring, Colonoscopy, Consultations, EMR procedures in association with endoscopy, Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Gastroscopy, Oesophageal manometry test, Physician/surgeon assessment and follow up, Sigmoidoscopy



Hospitals Practising at
Clinical Director
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Auckland City Hospital

Contact Info

MacMurray Gastroenterology, Remuera

Phone09 550 1080
Fax09 550 1081
Street Address
5 MacMurray Rd

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Also Consulting at Peninsula Medical Centre, Te Atatu

Phone09 834 6300
Fax09 834 6375
EDI peninsmc
Street Address
382 Te Atatu Rd
Te Atatu Peninsula

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Also Endoscoping at Endoscopy Auckland

Phone09 623 2020
Mobile027 499 1228
Fax09 623 1010
Street Address
148 Gillies Ave

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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