Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a non-surgical technique using a small telescope with a bright light.

Endoscopy is a non-surgical technique, where a Consultant passes a small telescope with a bright light into an area of the body to obtain a clear view of the surrounding tissue.

Services offered in Cork include:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Colonoscopy including bowel screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • ERCP among others. 

Endocsopy is also used to painlessly take a sample of tissue during this examination which can be analysed in the hospital laboratory, leading to the speedy detection of any abnormalities.

 

NEW GI Department - March 2021

Please click on the link below to view video on our new GI Department March 2021 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n74NUC45rSXgc6M5Jc9Ua6J84Uay-HwY/view?usp=sharing 

 

Contact Information:

Contact Number: 021 4801693 
Opening Hours: 8am to 4pm

The Endoscopy Department at the Bon Secours Health System Cork offers a range of procedures and services, which have been outlined in our Services Section.

Bronchoscopy

Examination of the trachae (windpipe), the bronchi (airway branches and some of the lungs).

Bronchoscopy

Examination of the trachae (windpipe), the bronchi (airway branches and some of the lungs).

Colonoscopy

Examination of the lining of the large bowel.

Colonoscopy

Examination of the lining of the large bowel.

Colposcopy

Examination of the cervix using a magnifying lens called a colposcope.

Colposcopy

Examination of the cervix using a magnifying lens called a colposcope.

ERCP

Detailed x-ray examination of the bile duct and/or pancreas to remove stones or to place a tube if there are narrowed areas.

ERCP

Detailed x-ray examination of the bile duct and/or pancreas to remove stones or to place a tube if there are narrowed areas.

Gastroscopy

Examination of the lining of the oesophagus (gullet) stomach, and duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine.

Gastroscopy

Examination of the lining of the oesophagus (gullet) stomach, and duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine.

Helicobactery pylori / Breath Test

A test performed to detect bacteria in the stomach using fasting breath samples.

Helicobactery pylori / Breath Test

A test performed to detect bacteria in the stomach using fasting breath samples.

Hysteroscopy

Examination of the uterus (womb)

Hysteroscopy

Examination of the uterus (womb)

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Brian Barry
Consultant General Surgeon
Colorectal , General Surgery , Surgical Assessment Unit, Endoscopy General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4544771 Fax: 021 4544772

Mr. Brian Barry

Consultant General Surgeon

Contact Details

  • Mr. Brian Barry
  • Suite 14, The Cork ClinicWestern Road,Cork.
Liam Doherty
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Respiratory& Sleep Medicine, Endoscopy Respiratory Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4340334 Fax: 021 4340336

Dr. Liam Doherty

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Contact Details

  • Dr. Liam Doherty
Diarmaid Houlihan
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology , Gastroenterology , Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4344714

Dr Diarmaid Houlihan

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Biography

Dr Houlihan gratuated from NUI Galway in 2002.  He joined the Higher Specialist Training programme in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2005.

In 2009, Dr Houlihan was awarded an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship (UK) and commenced his PhD focusing on the therapeutic effects of stem cells on Gut and Liver disease at the University of Birmingham, UK.

He was subsequently appointed as a Senioe Fellow with the Gastroenterology and Hepatology services working in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

In 2013, Dr Houlihan was appointed as Consultant Gastroenterolgist & Hepatologist in St Vincent's University Hospital (SVUH)

In 2014, Dr Houlihan was appointed as Director of Hepatology and Liver Transplanation in SVUH.  As part of this role, he represented Ireland's interests at quarterly meeting of the "Liver Advisory Group" hosted by NHSBT UK.

He has extensive research interests in the field of both liver and gastrointestinal disease.

Dr Houlihan is the Clinical Lead for Research with the "Irish Hepatitis C Outcomes and Research Network" (ICORN).  He has numerous publiciations in international journals in his area of interest. 

 

Areas of Interest

Endscopy

GI Bleeding 

Acute & chronic liver disease

Hepatocellular carcinoma

Inflammatory bowel disease

Haemochromatosis 

Contact Details

  • Dr Diarmaid Houlihan
  • Suite 4, The Lee Clinic, Lee Road, Cork

Secretary

Lucina Jackson
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology , Gastroenterology , Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4933533 Fax: 021 4933534

Dr. Lucina Jackson

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Contact Details

  • Dr. Lucina Jackson
Barbara Kerkhoff
Consultant Gynaecologist
Gynaecology, Gynaecology, Endoscopy Gynaecology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4347235 Fax: 021 4933534

Dr. Barbara Kerkhoff

Consultant Gynaecologist

Biography

Speciality: Gynaecology
Practice: Suite 11, The Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork

Secretary:  Patricia Buckle, Denise Slattery
Clinic Times: appointments only
Telephone: 021 4347235
Fax: 021 4933534
Email: P.Buckle@bonsecours.ie
 

Professional Profile

Dr. Barbara Kerkhoff graduated from The Free University of Berlin, Germany in 1989. She commenced her specilized registrar training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology under the founding specialist of Perinatal Medicine Prof. Erich Saling at the Women's Hospital in Neukoelln, Berlin. In 1994 she achieved her M.D. at The Free University of Berlin through clinical research in ‘Management of pre labour rupture of membranes.’
 

For further training in view of Female Incontinence and Pelvic Floor disorders she worked in the Urogynaecological Department of the Charite under Prof. Wolfgang Fischer.
 

After completion of specialty training in 1998 she worked as a junior Consultant in Berlin. In 2001 she took a Senior Registrar post in Cork covering Erinville, St. Finbarrs & CUH. Since 2005 she has worked as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is in private practice at The Bon Secours Hospital Cork since 2009. She is a Senior Lecturer for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in UCC, Cork.

 

Special Interests

Minimal invasive surgery, vaginal and abdominal surgey, coloscopy (working with Cervicalcheck.ie), adolescent gynaecology, menstrual disorders.

 

Current Membership

Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK;  Accredited member of the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology;  Member of the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology;  Member of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, Irish Hospital Consultants Association

 

Qualifications

MD, MRCOG, State ex med

Contact Details

  • Dr. Barbara Kerkhoff
  • Suite 11The Cork ClinicWestern Road,Cork.

Secretary

Dermot Lanigan
Consultant Urologist
Urology, Endoscopy Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4342277 Fax: 021 4342460

Mr. Dermot Lanigan

Consultant Urologist

Biography

Dermot Lanigan qualified from University College Galway in 1984.  He did Pre-Fellowship training in Cork.  Subsequently he obtained an MCh degree for research into the molecular biology of renal carcinoma at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  His higher surgical training was in the United Kingdom, initially in Plymouth and subsequently at Glasgow. 

Having completed higher surgical training he worked as a consultant at The West Glasgow Hospitals University NHS Trust and as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery at The University of Glasgow.  He returned to The Bon Secours Hospital in Cork in 1997. 

His clinical interests are in general/core urology and general paediatric urology. 

For further information please visit www.urologicalsurgery.ie 

Appointments

Referrals & Enquiries Email:

urology_suite20@bonsecours.ie

Contact Details

  • Mr. Dermot Lanigan
  • Suite 20, Block B, The Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork T12 W59X
Muhammad Mushtaque
Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Endocrine Surgeon
Gastroenterology , General Surgery , Breast Care Centre, Surgical Assessment Unit, Endoscopy General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Mr. Muhammad Mushtaque

Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Endocrine Surgeon

Biography

Mr Muhammad Mushtaque is a Consultant General Surgeon at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork.  Mr Mushtaque graduated in 1994 and did his surgical training in Pakistan before receiving a Fellowship at the College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan 2000 (FCPS).

Mr Mushtaque undertook his Higher Surgical training in Ireland and was awarded a Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland (FRCSI) 2003 and Intercollegiate Speciality Board Examination in Surgery FRCS (Gen) in 2009.

Mr Muhammad Mushtaque has  a specialist interest in all aspects of General Surgery including; upper and lower GI endoscopy, Laparoscopic General/ surgery, Laparascopic and open incisional/ inguinal and recurrent hernia surgery, Thyroid, parathyroid and laparoscopic adrenal surgery and Acute General Surgery.

 

Education

Professional diploma in Clinical Leadership

Institute of Leadership at RCSI, Dublin  2017

 

FRCS(GEN)         Intercollegiate specialty board September,2009

 

FRCSI                  Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland   July 2003

 

FCPS (Surgery)  College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan  June  2000

 

M.B.B.S.              Quaid-e-Azam Medical College  

                            (Islamia University)  Bahawalpur ,Pakistan  1988 to 1993

 

Publications and Presentations

1.Clinical Presentation of Liver abscesses.

Muhammad Mushtaque, Ghulam Mustafa Nandwani, Asadullah Khan.

J Surg Pak Sep 2002;7(3):43-6

 

2.   Experience of Bile duct injury at JPMC Karachi ,Pakistan.

Muhammad Mushtaque, Ghulam Mustafa Nandwani, Muhammad Ali, Asadullah Khan.
J Surg Pak Mar 2002;7(1):31-3.

 

3. Tuberculosis of the Breast

Asma Hanif, Mushtaque. M, Kamran Malik, Asadullah Khan. J Surg Pak Sep 2002;7(3):26-8

 

4.Life threatening complications of pleurocentesis.

Poster presentation at Intensive care society of Ireland( ICSI) annual   meeting.  Galway  November     15th 2003.

M.Mushtaque, Jeanne Moriarty

 

5.Diagnosis and Subsequent management of Anterior Pappillery rupture

Authors: Dr. M. B. White, Mr. M. Mushtaque, Dr. R. whitty

A case Report,  ESA meeting at Lizbon, Portugal,  5-8th June, 2004   

 

Qualifications

MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS (GEN)

Appointments

Referral & Enquiries email:

Mmushtaque@bonsecours.ie

Contact Details

  • Mr. Muhammad Mushtaque
  • Suite 3, Clinic A, The Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork

Secretary

Peter O'Leary
Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery , Breast Care Centre, Surgical Assessment Unit, Endoscopy General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: Fax:

Mr Peter O'Leary

Consultant General Surgeon

Biography

Mr Peter O’Leary is a Consultant General Surgeon in The Bon Secours Hospital Cork and Senior Lecturer in Surgery in University College Cork.

Peter is a fellowship trained General Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in Breast and Endocrine Surgery. He is a graduate of the UCC medical class of 2007. During his surgical training, Peter was the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Ethicon/British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery training scholarship, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Travelling Fellowship award and the Lynn Sage Breast Travelling Fellowship award. He completed a clinical fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology with dedicated oncoplastic training and a travelling fellowship to the Cleveland Clinic where he learned about the latest innovations in Endocrine Surgery. He has also undertaken a Cancer Genetics observership in the Royal Marsden.

Peter’s work in cancer research led to a PhD being awarded by UCC in 2013. He has over 60 peer reviewed publications and he has been awarded eight research prizes to date in recognition of this work. Peter has delivered a number of invited lectures and has presented his research worldwide.  He has established a number of national and international research collaborations and serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mesentery and Peritoneum.

Areas of Interest

Endoscopy - Gastroscopy & colonoscopy 

Breast Cancer Surgery including reconstruction 

Endocrine Surgery - Minimally invasive parathyroid/thyroid surgery 

General Surgery - Hernia, Lap Cholecystectomy 

Melanoma/pigmented skin lesions 

 

Qualifications

BMedSc, MB BCh BAQ (Hons), PhD, FRCSI (Gen Surg)

Appointments

General / Endocrine / Melanoma / Endoscopy referrals (FAO:  Mr Peter O'Leary)

E-referrals - clinic@dpolsurgery.ie

Healthlink

Phone - 021 4346276

Fax - 021 4346168

 

Breast Triple Assessment/Family History Referrals (FAO:  Mr Peter O'Leary)

E-referrrals - clinic@dpolsurgery.ie

Healthlink

Phone - 021 4941910/4941913

Fax - 021 4941911

 

Contact Details

  • Mr Peter O'Leary
  • Suite 12, Block A, The Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork
Colm O’Boyle
Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery , Surgical Assessment Unit, Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery, Endoscopy General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4941144 Fax: 021 4941145

Mr. Colm O’Boyle

Consultant General Surgeon

Biography

Consultant Laparoscopic General and Bariatric Surgeon

Mr. Colm O’Boyle was appointed to the Bon Secours Health System Cork as Consultant General Surgeon and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery in January 2008. He is extensively experienced in laparoscopic surgery and trained in Dublin, Galway, Yorkshire and the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia prior to becoming lead clinician for surgical services at Hull Royal Infirmary in 2002. He has a particular interest in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and has been performing procedures for morbid obesity since 1998. He is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the UK and Ireland. He is currently the council member representing Ireland on the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He co-edited a book entitled Weightloss Surgery, A Comprehensive Medical Team Approach. He is a member of the International Federation for the Treatment of Surgical Obesity and British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society. His research interests include psychological aspects related to bariatric surgery, the affect of bariatric surgery on medical conditions, physiological consequences of anti-reflux surgery and evaluating new techniques in laparoscopic surgery. He has had a career interest in ongoing medical education and mentors final year medical students throughout the year. He is a member of faculty for the RCS Advanced Laparoscopic Training Course. He regularly performs most laparoscopic surgical interventions including Inguinal Hernia, Cholecystectomy, Incisional Hernia, Fundoplication, Splenectomy, Gastrectomy, Colectomy, Anterior Resection. He is expert at and routinely performs diagnostic and interventional colonoscopy and gastroscopy.

Special Interests:
Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery (Banding, Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy)
Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery (Inguinal, Umbilical, Incisional, Hiatal)
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Surgical Tutor Laparoscopic Skills RCS England

Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy (Less than one month wait)
Gastric Sleeve, Bypass, Band, Balloon
Laparoscopic Fundoplication for GORD
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Incisional, Umbilical, Inguinal, Hiatus Hernia repair
Laparoscopic Colectomy for cancer/diverticulitis/colitis
Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection

Link:  /contentFiles/files/Cork/Cork_Obesity_Surgery__Website_Content_YPO.docx
 

 

Appointments

Referrals and Enquiries email:

cmbosullivan@bonsecours.ie or catriona@thecorkclinic.eu

Contact Details

  • Mr. Colm O’Boyle
  • Suite 19, The Cork Clinic, Western, Road, Cork

Secretary

Peter Ryan
Consultant Urologist
Rapid Access Prostate Clinic, Urology, Endoscopy Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4343985 Fax: 021 4344907

Mr. Peter Ryan

Consultant Urologist

Appointments

Referral and Enquiries email:

clinic@corkurology.ie

Contact Details

  • Mr. Peter Ryan
Charles Shinkwin
Consultant ENT Surgeon
General Medicine, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Endoscopy ENT Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4348240 Fax: 021 4865776

Mr. Charles Shinkwin

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Appointments

Referrals and Enquiries email:

Cshinkwin@bonsecours.ie

Contact Details

  • Mr. Charles Shinkwin
William Stack
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology , Gastroenterology , Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4348433 Fax: 021 4347682

Dr. William Stack

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Contact Details

  • Dr. William Stack
  • Suite 4, The Lee Clinic, Lee Road, Cork

To access these services, you will need a letter of referral from your GP

To make an appointment, please contact

021- 4544771 - Mr Brian Barry - Colerectal Surgeon

021 - 4340334 - Mr Liam Doherty - Respiratory Physician

021 - 4346276 - Mr David Gough - Breast & General Surgeon

021 - 4933533 - Dr Lucina Jackson - Gastroenterologist

021 -  4347235 - Dr Barbara Kerkhoff - Gynaecologist

021 - 4342277 - Mr Dermot Lanigan - Urologist

021 - 4941144 - Mr Colm O'Boyle -Bariatric & General Surgeon 

021 - 4343985 - Mr Peter Ryan - Urologist

021 - 4348240 - Mr Charles Shinkwin - ENT Surgeon

021 - 4348433 - Dr William Stack - Gastroenterologist

 

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