Expert knowledge and clinical experience in Gastroenterology and Surgical fields

Welcome to The Rutherford Clinic. Our new facility is a collaboration between the local gastroenterologists Dr Stephen Inns, Dr Jeff Wong, Dr Richard Stein and Dr Ian Wilson, Mr John Groom , Dr John Wyeth ,Dr Arjun Sugumaran , Dr Sylvia Wu, Mr Amit Reddy, Dr Sophia Savva , Mr James Tietjens and Southern Cross Healthcare. We aim to work with you and your patients to provide efficient, high quality Gastrointestinal services and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our focus is prompt access to Endoscopy services and/or specialist assessment.


You can refer your patients directly to The Rutherford Clinic.

Referrals can be made through our electronic referral system using Healthlink (E-Referral).
Our Healthlink ID is sxhospru.

  • Referrals are processed in a secure, fast and efficient manner. You will be notified as soon as a referral has been received.
  • If your GP Practice is not connected to HealthLink then you can refer directly to The Rutherford Clinic using the following email: or Fax: 04 903 2901


We have implemented Medtech Evolution as our patient management system, allowing us to communicate with you directly. We will have the ability to communicate results and reports directly back to you using a secure portal.

CME sessions

We are again hosting the second series of CME events in November 2020 for all our GP colleagues. These sessions will be designed in consultation with GP’s and will be eligible for CME points through the University of Otago.

The Agenda is below :

Start time 6pm Drinks, Welcome , Housekeeping
6.15pm – 6.30pm Dr Arjun Sugumaran – Chronic Diarrhoea
6.30pm – 6.45pm Dr Sylvia Wu – Polyp management
6.45pm – 7pm Dr Richard Stein – What to do when your patient with IBD flares and no gastroenterologist is around
7pm – 7.15pm Dr Jeffrey Wong – What should be considered part of the routine liver screening in a patient with abnormal Liver tests
7.15pm – 7.30pm Dr John Wyeth – Oesophageal motility disorders
7.30pm – 7.45pm General Discussion – Questions for the Panel
7.45pm Close

Feel free to email us if you or any of your colleagues are interested in attending – email:

The “GP Gastroenterology Update” activity, has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1.5 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.