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A group of endoscopists and gastroenterologists offering diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures – gastroscopy, colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopies and colon cancer screening.


Christchurch Endoscopy is Christchurch’s largest endoscopy clinic staffed by highly-experienced endoscopists.
Operating out of a state-of-the-art, purpose-built endoscopy unit, our team includes internationally trained gastroenterologists and upper and lower gastrointestinal specialists and provides a full range of investigative and diagnostic procedures.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopies
  • Endoscopic stenting
  • Colon cancer screening

About Us

Christchurch Endoscopy provides assessment, diagnosis, advice, management, treatment and personal, ongoing follow up care for all gastrointestinal tract problems.

The largest medical practice of its type in the city, Christchurch Endoscopy employs a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment and our endoscopists are supported by specialist nursing staff.

Christchurch Endoscopy conducts procedures at St George’s Hospital and Southern Endoscopy Centre both of which are centrally located in Christchurch.


Birgit Dijkstra


Birgit is a General Surgeon with overseas experience in the UK and Ireland. Born in Holland, she did most of her surgical training in Christchurch. She . Birgit is experienced in both open and laparoscopic hernia repairs.

Grant Coulter


Grant trained in Christchurch then spent time working in Norwich, London and Melbourne. He was amongst the first NZ surgeons to use keyhole surgery for hernias and other procedures, and is now the gold standard.

Malcolm Gordon


Malcolm is a specialist general, breast and vascular surgeon, and is a director of Laservein. He trained in Christchurch, with further post-graduate training in the United Kingdom and Australia. He is experienced in keyhole and open hernia repair.

Michael Burt


Michael Burt is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with extensive specialist training in New Zealand and Australia. He has over 20 years clinical experience in gastroenterology and has a busy public and private practice. His special expertise is in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

Richard Flint


Richard trained in Christchurch, then in Boston (Harvard Fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery) and New York (Surgical Oncology Fellow). He also works at Christchurch Hospital (Consultant General Surgeon), Christchurch School of Medicine (Senior Lecturer) & Christchurch Weight Loss Surgery.

Rob Robertson


Rob is a Specialist General Surgeon with a busy public and private practice. Rob has trained in Christchurch, Aust, the UK and USA and introduced keyhole surgery to Christchurch. He is one of Christchurch’s leading hernia surgeons.

Steven Kelly


Steven is a General Surgeon with specialist training in NZ and the UK at Cambridge, Edinburgh and Taunton. His special interest is the full range of the surgical management of hernias. He performs keyhole and open hernia repair including complex hernias.


Southern Endoscopy Centre: Christchurch Endoscopy has a contract with Southern Endoscopy Centre in Christchurch, a purpose-built, state-of-the-art endoscopy facility and the largest of its kind in the South Island.

Centrally located on Caledonian Road near the corner of Bealey Avenue, the facility boasts digital operating theatres, advanced digital scanning technologies, consulting facilities and a purpose-built endoscopy centre.

St George’s: Christchurch Endoscopy has a contract with St George’s Hospital in Christchurch. St George’s was ranked in the top 1% of hospital units in Australasia.

It is one of the best equipped private hospitals in Australasia and boasts modern facilities and the latest technology. it is also staffed by highly-qualified medical, surgical, nursing and ancillary staff.

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Christchurch Endoscopy

146 Leinster Rd

P.O. Box: 36 403



Phone: (03) 375 4413

Fax: (03) 355 3802

Clinic Hours

Monday to Friday

8am to 5pm

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