Rowan French - Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgeon
Member Breast Section of RACS
Rowan French is a gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeon with a strong interest in metabolic surgery, including both under-nutrition and over-nutrition.
He is a member of many general and obesity surgical societies.
His primary interests include the treatment of breast disease and breast cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy and the surgical management of obesity. He is committed to the treatment of patients at both ends of the nutritional scale. His bariatric work with patients suffering from obesity is curiously balanced by his role as clinical leader of the Advanced Nutrition Support Team at Waikato Hospital that deals with severely malnourished patients.
He has trained extensively in these areas around New Zealand, and has recently returned to Hamilton after working for 2 years in the Lakes region. His other interests include surgical nutrition including intravenous nutrition.
Rowan is married to Cheryl, and has two very active boys under 5, which means he doesn't always get to spend as much time on his mountain bike as he would like!