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About Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Specialists

"Comprehensive, personalised gastroenterology and endoscopy care."

Teresa, Richard, Catherine and Bruce are an energetic and dynamic team of specialist gastroenterologists who have all had international experience in prestigious centres of excellence. We believe in providing patient centred, state of the art care to facilitate rapid diagnosis and treatment of your symptoms.

We are committed to performing high quality colonoscopy and endoscopy provided at your convenience, with your comfort and safety as our highest priority.

We all hold Consultant appointments at Christchurch Hospital and are actively involved in medical research particularly into inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease, as well as clinical trials of new therapies. We regularly present cutting edge research at national and international conferences.

We offer a comprehensive service encompassing the diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of gastrointestinal health.

Credentials

Dr Teresa Chalmers-Watson
BMedSc BMBS MRCP MD


Dr Bruce Chapman

MB ChB FRACP


A/Prof Richard Gearry

MB ChB FRACP PhD


Dr Catherine Stedman

MBChB FRACP PhD

Services & Treatments

  • Colonoscopy for investigation of bowel symptoms and bowel cancer screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Breath testiing
  • Dietitian

Christchurch

Phone03 378 6236
Fax03 374 6299
EDI gastrosp
Street Address
Lvl 1
40 Stewart St
Christchurch


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Definitions of Services

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 themore

Endoscopy

An Endoscopist performs an Endoscopy. This involves examining the inside of the body with an endoscope, a lighted, flexible instrument that has a small camera on the tip. There are many types ofmore

Gastroenterology

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

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