About Mr Rowan French
Rowan French is a Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and Endocrine surgeon with a strong interest in metabolic surgery, including both under-nutrition and over-nutrition.
He is a member of many general and obesity surgical societies.
His primary interests include the treatment of abdominal complaints, gastrointestinal cancer, gastrointestinal endoscopy and the surgical management of obesity. He is committed to the treatment of patients at both ends of the nutritional scale. His bariatric work with patients suffering from obesity is curiously balanced by his role as clinical leader of the Advanced Nutrition Support Team at Waikato Hospital that deals with severely malnourished patients.
He has trained extensively in these areas around New Zealand, and returned to Hamilton after working for 2 years in the Lakes region. His other interests include surgical nutrition, intravenous nutrition, and governance in health care. He holds a number of surgical leadership positions, and is a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons examiner in General Surgery.
Areas of Specialisation
Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Surgeon, Metabolic Surgery, Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & the surgical management of Obesity
Colonoscopy with associated procedures
Gastroscopy with associated procedures
Laparoscopic repair of femoral hernia
Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia
Open repair of epigastric hernia
Open repair of incisional hernia
Open repair of inguinal hernia
Open repair of umbilical hernia
MBCHB, FRACS, Member Breast Section of RACS, Member NZAGS