Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology

Gastrointestinal (GI) pathology includes cancers and benign (non-cancer) diseases of the gut, from the oesophagus (gullet), stomach, small and large intestine (bowel), appendix and rectum to the anus. 

Our specialist GI pathologists examine small biopsies and large resection (surgical) specimens to diagnose diseases including inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), digestive disorders (such as coeliac disease), and cancers of the gut, as well as assisting in the assessment of other gut problems such as unexplained diarrhoea, indigestion and anaemia, in adults and children.  We provide diagnostic services to the Bowel Screening programme for the Canterbury and West Coast DHB’s and provide specialist diagnosis in rarer tumours of the gut including neuroendocrine tumours and gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). 

Our GI pathologists attend multidisciplinary meetings in upper and lower gastrointestinal tract cancers, gastroenterology, colorectal surgery and the National Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET) group. 

Meet the GI team: