Gastroenterology is the medicine concerned with diagnosing and treating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
Gastroenterology services for MidCentral DHB include:
- Outpatient consultations at Palmerston North Hospital including IBD and Hepatitis C clinics
- Outpatient clinics in Horowhenua
- Gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP procedures
- Inpatient support via referrals predominately from medicine and surgery
Referral to Gastroenterology Department
Your primary care practitioner may refer you to the gastroenterology department at Palmerston North Hospital if you present with symptoms like abdominal pain, persistent indigestion, vomiting or for example, have suspected celiac, colonic or liver disease.