Dinesh Lal

Areas of expertise:

  • Endoscopy - therapeutic and interventional, specialising in all aspects of gastroscopy, colonoscopy , ERCP and EUS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, indeterminate colitis)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic GIT bleeding and iron deficiency anemia
  • Liver diseases including Hepatitis B & C and investigation of liver dysfunction
  • Dyspepsia, reflux disease and coeliac disease
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases requiring ERCP
  • Endoscopic treatment of bowel polyps
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Special interest in endoscopic bariatric therapy (for overweight and obesity) including Orbera balloon, Spatz balloon and Aspire therapy



Current employment:

  • Specialist Gastroenterologist and General Physician Middlemore Hospital since 2002


  • Trained in New Zealand in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, NZ Liver Transplant Unit and Internal Medicine

Overseas Experience:

  • Sydney and Brisbane – Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy
  • Montreal, Canada – Endoscopic Ultrasound

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