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Qualifications

MB ChB 2000 Auckland; FRACP 2007

Profile

I am a New Zealand trained gastroenterologist and I have lived in the Waikato with my family for over 15 years. After completing my specialist training, I undertook an advanced Fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease and functional bowel disorders with Professor Peter Gibson at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne. During that time I participated in the clinical management of complex patients, endoscopy, breath testing and research.

I have been working as a consultant gastroenterologist at Waikato Hospital since 2008 where I manage a wide variety of patients with gastrointestinal disease and perform high quality endoscopy. I am the clinical lead for the infusion centre and I have been able to pursue teaching and research interests. I have subspecialist expertise in managing diseases of the bowel and I am well known for my excellent communication skills, thoroughness and empathetic nature.

I am in private practice at Cambridge Specialist Centre. 

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Interests

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy (including chromoendoscopy for bowel cancer screening in inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Gastroscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Functional gastrointestinal disorders
  • Anaemia and gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Colorectal cancer surveillance
  • Reflux and dyspepsia

Title or Designation

Gastroenterologist

Full NZ Registration Date

29 November 2000

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Healthlink EDI

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Contact Details

Dr Melissa Haines is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

21 Hamilton Road, Cambridge

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