Paediatric Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Service
Who I Am
Dr Nir Fireman FRACP
Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist
Hello, my name is Dr Nir Fireman. I'm a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist based in Auckland, and also see patients in the Wellington area (Rutherford clinic) and Waikato/ Bay of Plenty (Cambridge Specialist Centre).
I see paediatric patients of all ages from newborn, through childhood to the older teen, with a wide variety of digestive issues. I was trained in paediatrics, then further specialised in paediatric gastroenterology in Israel. Following my arrival in New Zealand, I was working as a consultant at Starship Children's hospital. I have been seeing patients in private practice in Auckland since 2017 and in Lower Hutt since 2018. I have been based at the MacMurray Centre Auckland, Rutherford clinic at Lower Hutt and recently at Cambridge Specialist Centre.
Common conditions referred for my assessment include:
Liver disease in infants and children
Investigations and treatment may include:
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
Video Capsule Endoscopy
Lactose and Fructose breath test
Oesophageal pH Monitoring
Wireless pH Monitoring (BRAVO)
Imaging (Ultrasound, x-ray, MRI) referral
Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet (CDED).
During my time as an intern at the Edith Wolfson Medical Centre, a world renowned public hospital for studies related to clinical trials of the highest standard, I learnt firsthand from Professor Arie Levine and dietitian, Rotem Bone, the originators, developers, and proponents for the now globally accepted Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet.
CDED’s effectiveness and treatment methods have brought relief to many Crohn’s Disease sufferers. I believe patients following the CDED diet and treatment can eventually achieve as normal a life as possible, a prognosis that was considered unachievable before this revolutionary new eating plan was developed.
Today, my goal is to help parents looking for better, more natural, alternative solutions for children with Crohn’s disease: a practical eating program that will grow and adapt as the child does themselves.
· I am a certified CDED consultant and ModuLife provider.
What to Bring
Bring your child’s well child book, plus any previous measurements of their height and weight (particularly if there are concerns about growth). Bring any further investigation your child has had.
Appointments can be made with or without referral from your doctor. If your doctor does suggest the appointment it is useful to have a letter from them containing any important information and results of any previous tests.
A child’s first visit may take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. I’m happy to have a phone or video consultation as well. Please visit our contact page or select the "chat" banner on the site.
Payment will be made at the time of the consultation and a receipt provided. EFTPOS facilities are available. Fees can be advised at the time of booking an appointment.
Nir is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider and all of his consultations, and endoscopies that he provides are covered, allowing these patients to not have out of pocket costs.
There is ample free patient parking provided in front of the clinic.