Dr Rees Cameron


  • 04 381 8110
  • 04 381 8111
  • Healthlink: gstrwkfd
  • Practises at:
  • Wakefield Hospital
  • Consults at:
  • Gastroenterology at Wakefield, Rintoul Street, Newtown, Wellington

Dr Rees Cameron



Special interests 
  • Colonoscopy and polypectomy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Endoscopic resection of tumours (EMR,ESD)
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • POEM
  • Dysphagia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Coeliac disease
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatic cysts
Specialist Training

Rees is a graduate of the University of Auckland and trained in Gastroenterology in Christchurch.  He has completed fellowships in Hepatology at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Advanced endoscopy, EUS and ERCP with Dr Kenneth Binmoeller at CPMC, San Francisco, and ESD and POEM with Prof Pinghong Zhou at Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai.  He is the lead therapeutic endoscopist at Wellington Hospital, and works at Wakefield Hospital. 

About Rees Cameron

Rees is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Therapeutic Endoscopist.  He is the senior therapeutic endoscopist at Capital and Coast District Health Board, and consults privately at Wakefield Hospital.  With advanced training in top centres in the US and China he offers the broadest range of endoscopic skills available in New Zealand.  Since 2012 Rees has pioneered the use of cap and water-assisted (‘underwater’) colonoscopy in New Zealand to improve patient comfort.  

He has developed the greatest NZ experience and expertise in the associated technique of underwater endoscopic mucosal resection (UEMR) for the removal of large colonic non-malignant polyps, including those where there has been a prior unsuccessful attempt.   He is available for a second opinion for those who have had surgery recommended for a pre-cancerous polyp.  His colonoscopy quality measures rank at the very highest level.  He is a regional lead in the management of patients with Barrett’s oesophagus, particularly in those with changes of dysplasia. He has expertise in modern surveillance techniques, and the resection and elimination of dysplasia and early oesophageal cancer. 

Following training in the prestigious Zhongshan Hospital Endoscopy Unit in Shanghai, he offers endoscopic submucosal dissection for early cancers of the oesophagus, stomach and rectum, and Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for achalasia.  Dr Cameron is an affiliated provider for Southern Cross Health Society and can be contacted for private consultation, colonoscopy and gastroscopy through the Wakefield Gastroenterology Centre at Wakefield Hospital in Wellington.