Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine which focuses on the digestive system and its disorders.

Gastroenterology involves the study of the normal function and diseases of the 

  • Oesophagus
  • stomach
  • small intestine
  • colon
  • rectum
  • pancreas
  • gall bladder
  • liver; and
  • bile ducts 

New GI Department - March 2021

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

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The following are some of the gastroenterology complaints that we assess and treat:

  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Constipation and diarrhoea
  • Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Cancers,for example: 
    • colorectal
    • stomach
    • pancreatic; and
    • liver
  • Diverticular disease and other diseases of the colon
    • polyps 
    • IBS (Irritable boweln syndrome)
    • colitis (inflammation of the colon); and
    • Crohn's disease
  • Liver disease,for example:
    • Hepatitis; and
    • jaundice 
  • Malabsorption disorders,for example;
    • coeliac disease
    • lactose intolerance

We also provide some of the following gastroenterology tests:

  • Colonscopy - We examine the colon with an endoscope
  • Stool test - We do tests on a stool sample to help diagnose certain conditions affecting the digestive tract
  • Barium swallow -The patient swallows liquid barium while we take X-ray images
  • Endoscopy - This involves using an endoscope to examine inside the body

Colonoscopy

Examination of the lining of the large bowel.

Colonoscopy

Examination of the lining of the large bowel.

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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
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

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

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To make an appointment, please contact

021 - 4933533 - Dr Lucina Jackson

021 - 4348433 - Dr William Stack 

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