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General Manager: Stephanie Thomson
58 Otonga Road, Springfield, Rotorua 3015
Reception Phone: 07 921 2700
Fax: 07 921 2701

Dr Richard Newbury

MB ChB 1998 Birm; MRCP (UK) 2001; FRACP 2014

Practising at

Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital



Full NZ Registration Date

08 December 2010

Private Services

Dr Richard Newbury - Gastroenterologist

Physical address:Southern Cross Rotorua Hospital

(07) 348 1199

Special Clinical Interest(s)

  • Endoscopy - Diagnostic & Therapeutic
  • Bowel Screening Colonoscopy
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Hepatology
  • Crohn's & Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Gastro-oesophegeal Reflux

Professional Profile

  • Endoscopic management of large colonic polyps to prevent the need for surgery, complicated and previously failed colonoscopy and diseases of the oesophagus. Water-assisted colonoscopy to reduce the need for patient sedation.
  • Practices in internal medicine at the public hospital but specialises in gastroenterology and hepatology including viral hepatitis, with a particular interest in chronic hepatitis B, alcohol and fatty liver disease.
  • From Worcester in the UK, Medical School in Birmingham, Diploma in Tropical Medicine at the Liverpool School and worked overseas for 6 months on the Burmese Border with MSF 2002, Zambia for 3 months in 2009.
  • Trained in Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Jeremy Saunders at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals, London. 2016 sabbatical Crohn’s and colitis and therapeutic endoscopy with Simon Travis and team in Oxford at the John Radcliffe.
  • Lives in Rotorua with his partner who is expecting their first child, enjoys working with a great group of physicians who provide acute medical services for the often complex health needs of the population Lakes DHB serves. In his spare time he enjoys trail running, having run 20 marathons including 5 ultramarathons, knowing that he lives in probably one of the best spots in the world to enjoy this.

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Visiting hours: 10am - 8pm

58 Otonga Road, Rotorua, 3015
PO Box 2240, Rotorua, 3040

Phone: 07 921 2700
Fax: 07 921 2701

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