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Dr Dinesh Lal - Gastroenterologist

Private Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver)


Dr Lal will see you for your consultation at:

  • Ormiston Specialist Centre - 125 Ormiston Rd, Botany Junction. Ph (09) 271 3305, Fax (09) 277 0769
  • MacMurray Gastroenterology - 5 MacMurray Rd, Remuera. Ph (09) 550 1080, Fax (09) 550 1081

Dr Lal performs endoscopy procedures at:


Areas of Interest:

  • Therapeutic and interventional endoscopy covering upper GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Endoscopic bariatric therapy for management of obesity including gastric balloons and Aspire therapy
  • Management of liver disease including chronic hepatitis and fatty liver disease
  • Tailored management for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • All immigration medical evaluation relating to gastroenterological and liver disease 


Referral Expectations

At the appointment a history of your symptoms will be taken as well as a review of any medications you are on (please bring these with you).  You will then be examined and then you may be referred on for some of the following radiology tests, depending on your condition: ultrasound scan, CT scan or MRI.
All endsocopic procedures will be performed by Dr Lal depending upon your symptoms and appointments will be made by the bookings coordinator after liaising with you regarding a suitable date.


Dr Dinesh Lal is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider under the Gastroenterology (Digestive system) service category. This includes :

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Capsule pH monitoring
  • Colonoscopy
  • Consultations
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Oesophageal manometry test
  • Physician/surgeon assessment and follow up
  • Sigmoidoscopy

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Gastroscopy

    This is a procedure which allows the doctor to see inside your oesophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum) and examine the lining directly. … More

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP)

    A flexible tube with a tiny video camera attached (endoscope) is inserted through the mouth into the stomach and small intestine while you are under sedation (you have been given medication to make you drowsy).… More

  • Colonoscopy

    This is a procedure which allows the doctor to see inside your large bowel and examine the surfaces directly and take biopsies (samples of tissue) if needed.  Treatment of conditions can also be undertaken.… More

  • Hepatitis

    This is inflammation of the liver, commonly caused by viruses.  Hepatitis B and C are viruses that can cause chronic (long term) inflammation and damage to the liver.… More

  • Cirrhosis

    Cirrhosis is the term used to describe a diseased liver that has been badly scarred, usually due to many years of injury.… More

  • Peptic Ulcers

    Peptic ulcers are sores or eroded areas that form in the lining of the digestive tract.… More

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    There are two types of IBD, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.  In these conditions, the immune system attacks the lining of the colon causing inflammation and ulceration, bleeding and diarrhoea.  In ulcerative colitis this only involves the large intestine, whereas in Crohn’s disease areas within the entire intestine can be… More

  • AspireAssist Weight Loss System

    The AspireAssist is a new, minimally-invasive and reversible approach to weight loss for people with obesity.… More PDF

  • Bariatric Endoscopies

    Two commonly used balloons for weight loss are Spatz balloon (adjustable) and Orbera(nonadjustable) More

  • Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS)


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