Dr Richard Newbury


Dr Richard Newbury

Dr Richard Newbury is an experienced Gastroenterologist based in Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty.

His private practice works out of Southern Cross Hospital Rotorua and as Consultant Gastroenterologist, Lakes DHB, Rotorua since 2009.

Let Richard introduce himself below, and explain a little about what he does. 

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • MBChB Hons Medicine & Anatomy 1998
  • MRCP (UK) 2001
  • DTM&H Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Specialist Training:

  • CCST London Deanery SE

About Richard:

  • I specialise in endoscopic management of Colonic Polyps to avoid the need for surgery where possible, previously failed Colonoscopy, diseases of the Oesophagus, and water-assisted Colonoscopy to reduce discomfort.
  • I am dual accredited in General Internal Medicine (UK)
  • I specialise in Gastroenterology with an interest in Crohn’s and Colitis, Coeliac Disease, Viral Hepatitis, Alcohol related Liver Disease and other Liver Disease.
  • From the West Midlands, I grew up in Worcestershire, completed Medical School and Post Graduate Training at University Hospital Birmingham, received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine at the Liverpool School and spent 6 months on the Burmese Border with MSF 2002. I also completed an exchange in Zambia for 3 months in 2009.
  • I undertook Specialist Registrar training in Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Jeremy Saunders at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals, London.
  •  In 2016 I did a sabbatical in Crohn’s and colitis and Therapeutic Endoscopy with Simon Travis and team at The John Radcliffe, Oxford.
  • In my spare time I enjoy trail running – having run about 20 marathons including a few ultramarathons – as a way to relax in the Rotorua surrounds, knowing it is one of the best spots in the world for this.
  • I live semi-rurally with 2 dependents, at each end of the age spectrum. I am lucky though as get to go sailing and scuba diving sometimes. Attempting free diving, most memorable moment so far, was seeing a turtle in the shallows around Tuhua.

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