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 instrument (gastroscope) that is passed through the mouth to check for any damage to the lining of the oesophagus or stomach, and for any ulcers in the stomach or duodenum. The procedure is painless and is usually done under a sedative.
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Over 20 years specialised laparoscopic practice and 25 years endoscopy. First NZ surgeon to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy 1990. . . .
Specialist General Surgeon – Endoscopist
Specialities, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery . . .
Dr Smith is a Consultant General Surgeon at Southland Hospital with specialist training and experience in laparoscopic weight loss surgery and other . . .