Dr David Rowbotham


09 550 1080 Auckland
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations
nib Health Partner

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


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
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Auckland City Hospital


Contact Dr David Rowbotham

09 550 1081
3 MacMurray Rd

09 834 6375
382 Te Atatu Rd
Te Atatu Peninsula

148 Gillies Ave

3 MacMurray Rd Auckland 1050 New Zealand
Page last updated on 8 May 2020