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Dr Ana Braithwaite

MD, Gastroenterology consultant, Interventional Endoscopist

Special interests

Coeliac disease,Endoscopy (Gastro),IBD,IBS,Lower GI (Gastro),Upper GI (Gastro),Bowel cancer screening,Early detection and treatment of polyps

Specialist training

Gastroenterology and Hepatology training in Spain. Senior Clinical Fellowship in Addenbrooke’s Cambridge Hospital in UK. Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship in the Royal Brisbane and The Alfred Hospital in Australia

About Ana Braithwaite

Dr Braithwaite is a gastroenterologist consultant who specialises in providing personalised, evidence-based care for people with gastrointestinal conditions including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), coeliac disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux and IBS. She has a special interest in bowel cancer screening, detection and early treatment of polyps, and familiar and hereditary bowel cancer.

She provides endoscopy services including colonoscopy, gastroscopy and ERCP. She has expertise in bowel cancer screening, endoscopic resection of large colonic polyps, stricture dilatation, and stent placement.

Dr Braithwaite graduated from medical school in 2008 in Peru. Her gastroenterology training was undertaken in Spain, with subsequent interventional endoscopy fellowship years in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, and The Alfred in Melbourne.

Having moved to Hawke's Bay in 2018, Dr Braithwaite is the Clinical Lead of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.