Stephen is a specialist gastroenterologist with over 15 years experience. After training in Sydney, Australia & Auckland he returned from a postgraduate fellowship in interventional endoscopy & ERCP at one of Europe’s premier endoscopy units in 1998 to accept a consultant post at Middlemore Hospital. He is one of the interventional endoscopists at MMH performing advanced endoscopic & ERCP procedures including stent placements, enteroscopies, endoscopic drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts, palliative tumour debulking, endoscopic removal of large polyps/early cancers, etc. He performs private endoscopies at Ormiston Hospital, Endoscopy Auckland and Manukau Health Trust. He has subspecialty interests in pancreaticohepatobiliary disorders, difficult abdominal pain & functional bowel disorders (IBS, etc). He has extensive experience & expertise in dealing with reflux and other peptic disorders, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal malignancies & fatty liver disease. He places a strong emphasis on patient education with an extensive library of educational materials available to patients and is available for phone & email advice (firstname.lastname@example.org). He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and NZ Society of Gastoenterology. Stephen commenced a private ERCP service at Ormiston Hospital in 2010.