Dinesh Lal

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Areas of expertise:

  • 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
  • Therapeutic and interventional endoscopy specialising in all aspects of gastroscopy, colonoscopy , ERCP and EUS
  • 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