The Direct Access Endoscopy Unit at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is a dedicated consultant led unit that provides timely and direct access to Colonoscopy and Upper GI Endoscopy services.  The unit is the first private endoscopy unit in Ireland to receive international accreditation (JAG).  

  • All referrals received are triaged by one of the over 20 consultant team on the day of receipt
  • Depending upon the details in the referral form the referral may be directed to a specific consultant with a particular interest in the specified area / condition
  • Patients are contacted directly to arrange an appointment and depending upon their availability will be offered an suitable timely date
  • Following the procedure, the consultant discusses the results of the procedure with the patient. Patients will be provided with a copy of their report. 
  • A detailed reports is sent directly to the referring GP and where a result is urgent, the GP will be contacted by phone. Any pathology results will also be sent to the GP as soon as they are available ( please note that this may take 3 - 4 weeks).
  • Most private health insurance packages fully cover the cost of the Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy via the Direct Access Endoscopy service at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.

 

Procedures provided as part of the Direct Access Endoscopy Service

 

Colonoscopy

A Colonoscopy is used to identity any abnormalities or to detect changes in the large intestine (colon) and in the rectum.  If you are experiencing one of the following symptoms / clinical indications, you may benefit from the completion of a diagnostic colonoscopy to explore the possible causes:

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Blood in the stool (haemoccult positive stool)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Altered bowel habit - Chronic constipation or diarrhoea, change in colour or consistency of the stool
  • Iron deficiency anaemia - (Symptoms include tiredness / lethargy / pale skin)

Or if you have a family history of bowel cancer

 

Upper GI Endoscopy

An Upper GI Endoscopy is used to look at the upper digestive system to identify and diagnose conditions that affect the oesophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine. If you are suffering from one of the following symptoms / clinical indications, you may benefit from the completion of an upper GI Endoscopy to explore the possible causes:

  • Reflux / heart burn / indigestion – May be an indication of GORD
  • Difficulty swallowing – ( Dysphagia )
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal bloating and feeling of fullness despite very little intake of food – (Dyspepsia)
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Iron deficiency anaemia - (Symptoms include tiredness / lethargy / pale skin)

If you have any of the above symptoms or clinical indications, talk to your GP about a referral to the Direct Access Endoscopy Unit in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.

 

Whilst most will be suitable for Direct Access Endoscopy there will be some who may not be and will require a consultant review prior to their colonoscopy or GI endoscopy. These include those who are:

  • Under 16
  • Have other significant medical conditions
  • Have abnormal or unstable blood pressure or hypertension (Hemodynamically unstable)
  • Over 70’s  may be required to be reviewed by the Consultant prior to their procedure  ( this will be confirmed upon review of the GP referral)

Details of the referral guidelines for GP's is available here.

Patient information / consent booklet

Further Endoscopy Information

For more information visit the Endoscopy Department at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.

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Mayilone Arumugasamy
Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon
General Surgery, Direct Access Endoscopy
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Prof Mayilone Arumugasamy

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon

Biography

Prof Mayilone Arumugasamy graduated from RCSI receiving the Medal in Surgery in 1993. He obtained the FRCSI in 1997 and Masters in Surgery in 2001(RCSI/NUI). Following Irish Higher Surgical Training he obtained the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training with the Intercollegiate Speciality in General / Upper GI (oesophago-gastric) Surgery. In addition to his private practice. he works as a Consultant General and Upper GI surgeon in Beaumont and Connolly Hospital.

Areas of Interest

1.General Surgery - minor ops (skin lesions/toe-nails/lumps and bumps,cysts) , general - investigation of abdominal pain, weight loss, dyspepsia, heartburn, gallstones, reflux, GI bleeding, iron deficiency anemia. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair, laparoscopy, diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy etc. 2.Upper GI (Benign) –investigation of reflux, dysphagia, hiatal hernia, para-oesophageal hernia, achalasia. Gastroscopy and colonoscopy investigations. Laparoscopic anti reflux surgery, management of oesophageal/ gastric disorders. 3.Upper GI (Malignant) - the management and treatment of Upper GI cancer (oesophageal, gastric carcinoma). Investigation of dysphagia, weight loss, Barretts oesophagus, staging, minimally invasive gastrectomy and laparoscopic assisted oesphagectomy.

Qualifications

LRCP & SI MB BCh NUI, MCh FRCSI

Contact Details

  • Prof Mayilone Arumugasamy
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

John Burke
General, Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon
General Surgery, Direct Access Endoscopy, Endoscopy
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 085 2426988

Prof John Burke

General, Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon

Biography

Mr. Burke is an honours medical graduate of University College Dublin. After higher surgical training in general surgery in Ireland, he completed 2 fellowships in colorectal surgery in world-renowned centers in the USA; at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio focusing on inflammatory bowel disease and complex re-operative surgery and in Florida Hospital, Orlando focusing on advanced minimally invasive surgery. He was appointed to Beaumont Hospital as a consultant general and colorectal surgeon in 2015. He is an editor for the journal Colorectal Disease and is a guideline committee member for the European Society of Coloproctology on the management of Crohn’s disease.

 

Areas of Interest

  • Minimally Invasive (keyhole) surgery
  • Colorectal cancer & inflammatory bowel disease
  • Anorectal disease (haemhorroids, fissures & fistula)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Direct access endoscopy - Direct access minor surgery

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Prof John Burke
  • Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Wednesday PM

Danny Cheriyan
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Endoscopy, Direct Access Endoscopy, Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 087 0902439 Fax: 01-686 5128 GDR Compliant

Dr Danny Cheriyan

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Biography

Danny Cheriyan graduated from RCSI with an honours degree in 2005 and completed specialist training in gastroenterology in Beaumont and St. Vincent’s hospital, Dublin.  He was the UCD Newman Scholar in colorectal cancer and was awarded an MD from UCD for his research on colorectal cancer and angiogenesis.

Following completion of specialist training in gastroenterology in Ireland, Danny undertook two fellowships in advanced endoscopy and hepatobiliary medicine; the first at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and the second at Duke University, North Carolina, USA. He joined Beaumont Hospital as a consultant gastroenterologist and honorary clinical senior lecturer (RCSI) in 2016.  

Danny has authored several publications and book chapters. He is experienced in all areas of general gastroenterology, but his special interests include colon cancer, endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, and hepatobiliary disease.

 

 

Areas of Interest

All areas of general gastroenterology, but his special interests include colon cancer, endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, and hepatobiliary

Additional Information

Referrals to Dr Cheriyan can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in Beaumont Private Clinic, sent by secure fax or, by secure email..

Qualifications

MB BCh MD FRCPI

Contact Details

  • Dr Danny Cheriyan
  • Beaumont Consultants Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Secretary

Joe Deasy
Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery, Direct Access Endoscopy, Endoscopy
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr Joe Deasy

Consultant General Surgeon

Areas of Interest

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colonic Motility Disorders, Anorectal Incontinence

Qualifications

M.C., M.Ch., F.R.C.S.I, F.A.C.S.

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Mr Joe Deasy
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

Shamindra Direkze
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Direct Access Endoscopy, Gastroenterology Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 085 187 0706

Dr Shamindra Direkze

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Biography

Dr Shamindra Direkze is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He graduated from the prestigious MB PhD programme at University College London in 2007 and went on to complete his specialist training in gastroenterology in the London deanery which has included experience in a number of advanced gastroenterology and liver centres including University College London Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and Kings College Hospital Liver Unit.

 

On moving to Ireland in 2017, he has held consultant posts in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and most recently St Vincent’s University Hospital, where he was a registered bowel screening colonoscopist and was a part of the inflammatory bowel disease team based there. He has an interest in advanced endoscopic techniques which includes excision of large colonic polyps/lesions. He has number of publications and prizes from his post graduate training.

Shamindra is a member of the following organisations:

  • Irish Society of Gastroenterologists
  • British Society of Gastroenterologists
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)

Shamindra moved to Dublin in 2017 with wife who is from Ireland and now has a daughter. He is a keen cyclist and  a keen hiker and has completed a number of treks throughout Europe and Asia. He has previously played rugby at county and university level.  

.

Areas of Interest

Special Interests: General gastroenterology, hepatology, advanced endoscopy

Research Interests: Hepatology, luminal gastroenterology, advanced endoscopy

 

Appointments

Urgent referrals – please phone to enable me to expedite necessary investigations. I am happy to discuss cases with referrers.

Referral letter from GP – email referrals also welcome. Please use office.shamindra.direkze@blackrock-clinic.com

or via Healthlink

Contact Details

  • Dr Shamindra Direkze
  • Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.

Secretary

Richard Farrell
Consultant in Gastroenterology / Physician
Direct Access Endoscopy, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 01 6466419

Prof Richard Farrell

Consultant in Gastroenterology / Physician

Biography

Achievements/Experience:

  • First in Final Medical Class UCD 1990
  • 1941 Medal UCD 1990
  • The Reuben Harvey Prize and Diploma 1990
  • Bellingham Gold Medal for Clinical Medicine 1990
  • O'’Ferrell Gold Medal for Clinical Surgery 1990
  • Membership Royal College of Physicians Ireland 1993
  • Health Research Board Research Fellowship 1995
  • Best Oral Paper Prize, Irish Society Gastroenterology 1997
  • Registrars Prize, RAMI 1997
  • MD Thesis, University College Dublin 1998
  • Janssen Travelling Fellowship, Vienna 198
  • Best Oral Presentation, American College Gastroenterology, Phoenix AZ 1999
  • Clinical Effectiveness Course, Harvard School of Public Health 2004
  • Secretary of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology 2007 -2010
  • Over 100 peer-review articles, editorials and book chapters

 

Certification:

 

  • 1991     Medical Council of Ireland #14533
  • 2004    Irish Gastroenterology and General Medicine Register of Medical Specialists #476361
  • 2004    Irish Certificate of Specialist Doctor #478206

 

Training

 

  • Graduate of University College Dublin, First Place in class, 1990
  • Federated Voluntary Hospitals Medical SHO Scheme 1991 – 1993
  • Clinical Research, Sir Patrick Dun’s Laboratory, TCD, 1995-1997
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, 1997 – 2000
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2000 – 2005
  • Co-Director, Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, 2001 – 2005
  • Director Clinical Clerkship Program, BIDMCM, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA 2002 – 2005
  • Appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician, Connolly Hospital and RCSI 2006

Areas of Interest

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBS, Coeliac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Haemachromatosis, Fatty Liver and Therapeutic Endoscopy

 

Additional Information

Referrals to Prof Farrell can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in the Bon Secours Consultants Clinic or by secure email.

Qualifications

M.D., F.R.C.P.I

Appointments

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown Dublin 15

Contact Details

  • Prof Richard Farrell
  • Suite 3, Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Monday AM (Rooms), Wednesday AM and Thursday PM Endoscopy

Gavin Harewood
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology, Direct Access Endoscopy, Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 083 0220213 Fax: 01 8571130

Prof Gavin Harewood

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Biography

Professor Gavin Harewood is a medical graduate of National University of Ireland, Galway.  Following completion of his general medical training, he moved to Rochester Minnesota where he completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology along with a Masters Degree in Clinical Research in the Mayo Clinic.  He was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist in the Mayo Clinic and developed a subspecialty interest in endoscopic ultrasound, health economics and clinical outcomes research. 

In 2006, he was recruited to his current Consultant Gastroenterologist post in Beaumont Hospital to develop and lead a  national endoscopic ultrasound service; he has overseen the successful growth of this practice into one of the largest services in Western Europe catering to a catchment population of over a million people. Prof. Harewood serves on the executive board of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology, having been Honorary Secretary of the organization from 2010-2013.  He also served as the lead Clinical Trainer in the Beaumont Hospital Endoscopy Department and is co-Director of the Beaumont Hospital Gastroenterology Fellowship program, one of the most competitive and prestigious training programs in Ireland. 

Prof. Harewood has served as co-Investigator for multiple phase three, multi-center pharmaceutical trials of Inflammatory Bowel disease therapies.  He also developed the curriculum and delivered the formal annual lecture series in Health Care Management for Institute of Public Administration (IPA), Dublin which was tailored to equip pharmaceutical industry employees with training in health economics and the ability to apply these principles to clinical drug trials.

In 2009, Prof. Harewood completed a MBA Degree in Health Economics through the UCD Smurfit School of Business.  He has authored more than 140 publications in the peer-reviewed medical literature, many dealing with the importance of resource utilisation and economics in healthcare and clinical therapies and has featured on several national television programs to promote public health awareness.  He was appointed Associate Professor of Medicine for the Royal College of Surgeons Medical School in 2018 in recognition of his distinction in clinical practice, his academic achievements and commitment to medical education.

Areas of Interest

Colon Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome / Non Ulcer Dyspepsia

Additional Information

Referrals to Prof Harewood can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in Beaumont Private Clinic or sent by secure email.

Qualifications

M.D., F.R.C.P.I.

Contact Details

  • Prof Gavin Harewood
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

John (Jack) Hollingsworth
Consultant in Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine
Direct Access Endoscopy, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Dr John (Jack) Hollingsworth

Consultant in Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine

Biography

Dr Hollingswoth qualified  from UCD 1979, worked as Gastroenterology register in the Mater Hospital in 1983 and then worked as a Senior Fellow McMaster University in Ontario Canada from 1984 to 1987.  Jack has worked as a Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine since 1987

 

Current Membership

Royal College Physician; British Society Gastroenterology; Irish Society Gastroenterology; American Gastroenterology Association

Areas of Interest

Haemachromatosis; Crohns Disease; Ulcerative Colitis; Colorectal Cancer, Peptic Diseases incl Reflux, Oesophagitis, Colonic Polyps, and Direct Access Endoscopy .

Qualifications

F.R.C.P.I., F.A.C.P. (U.S.), F.R.C.P. (Can)

Appointments

Referrals to Dr Hollingsworth can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in the Bon Secours Consultants Clinic or sent  by secure email.

Contact Details

  • Dr John (Jack) Hollingsworth
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Tuesday am

Padraic MacMathuna
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Direct Access Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 01 885 8743

Prof. Padraic MacMathuna

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Areas of Interest

Hepato-Biliary Disorders, Colorectal Cancer

Additional Information

Referrals to Prof Mac Mathuna can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in Eccles Street or sent  by secure email.

Qualifications

M.D., F.R.C.P.I.

Contact Details

  • Prof. Padraic MacMathuna
  • 64 Eccles Street, Dublin 7

Secretary

Deborah McNamara
Consultant in General & Colorectal Surgery
General Surgery, Endoscopy, Direct Access Endoscopy General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 01 857 4885 Fax: 01 6875080

Prof Deborah McNamara

Consultant in General & Colorectal Surgery

Areas of Interest

Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Laparascopic Surgery, Perianal Surgery, Endoscopy

Qualifications

M.B., F.R.C.S.I. (Gen)

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Prof Deborah McNamara
  • All corresondence to: Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

Eadhbhard Mulligan
Consultant in General & Colorectal Surgery
Direct Access Endoscopy General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr Eadhbhard Mulligan

Consultant in General & Colorectal Surgery

Areas of Interest

Laparascopic Hernia, Laparascopic Colorectal Surgery, Anorectal pathology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Qualifications

MB, BCh, BAO, FRCSI

Contact Details

  • Mr Eadhbhard Mulligan
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Dublin 9

Secretary

Frank Murray
Consultant in Hepatology & Gastroenterology
Direct Access Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Prof. Frank Murray

Consultant in Hepatology & Gastroenterology

Biography

Prof Frank Murray is a Consultant Physician/Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He graduated from University College Dublin in 1980 and trained in Dublin, Boston USA, and Nottingham, England.  He has been a Fellow of RCPI since 1994 and a member of RCPI Council since 2002, serving as Registrar from 2007 until he took up the office of the President in 2014 until 2017. He works in Beaumont Hospital and in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.

Areas of Interest

Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Clinical Pharmacology, Colorectal Cancer

Additional Information

Referrals to Prof Murray can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in Beaumont Private Clinic or by secure email.

Qualifications

M.B., B.Ch. B.A.O., M.D., F.R.C.P.I., F.R.C.P. (Ed)

Contact Details

  • Prof. Frank Murray
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Secretary

Conor O Brien
Consultant in Gastronenterology & Hepatology
Direct Access Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Dr. Conor O Brien

Consultant in Gastronenterology & Hepatology

Biography

Dr Conor O’ Brien graduated from University College Dublin in 1995 and subsequently obtained his MRCPI. He completed his specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. He completed his research fellowship in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and the University of Newcastle, UK. He subsequently worked as Consultant Gastroenterologist / Hepatologist at Toronto Western Hospital. He returned to Dublin in 2007.

Areas of Interest

Colorectal Cancer Screening, Gastro-Oseophageal Disease, Functional Bowel Disorders, Fatty Liver Disease, Hemochromatosis

Additional Information

Referrals to Dr O Brien can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in the Bon Secours Consultants Clinic or sent by secure email.

Qualifications

M.D., F.R.C.P.I.

Contact Details

  • Dr. Conor O Brien
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Every 2nd Thursday - pm

Aoibhlinn O Toole
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Direct Access Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Bon Secours Cavan Clinic, Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Dr Aoibhlinn O Toole

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Biography

Aoibhlinn O'Toole graduated from University College Dublin in 2004. She completed her Specialist training in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in St Vincent's University Hospital, Sligo General Hospital and Beaumont Hospital. She was the UCD Newman Scholar in Inflammatory Bowel disease and obtained an MD from UCD for her research on colorectal cancer and immune evasion. She subsequently moved to Boston where she completed Inflammatory Bowel Disease fellowships in the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Programme for Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. She returned to Dublin in 2015 to join the Gastroenterology team in Beaumont Hospital.

Her areas of interest include management of complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease as well as colorectal cancer and dysplasia detection.

 

Areas of Interest

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colorectal Cancer, Dysplasia detection

Additional Information

Referrals to Dr O Toole can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in Beaumont Private Clinic or by secure email.

Contact Details

  • Dr Aoibhlinn O Toole
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Secretary

Stephen Patchett
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Direct Access Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Prof. Stephen Patchett

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Biography

Professor Patchett is a Consultant Gastroenterologist working in Beaumont and The Bon Secours hospitals and is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin. Having graduated from UCD, he commenced his training in Dublin before moving to London to train in St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals.

He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Barts in 1996 and returned to take up in current position in Beaumont in November 1998. Professor Patchett’s professional interests focus on diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy and therapeutics of inflammatory bowel disease. He is currently chair of the working group for the national QA programme in endoscopy and represents the College of Physicians on the QA Steering group and the Conjoint Endoscopy Curriculum development group.

Professor Patchett is also the clinical lead for endoscopy services in both Beaumont hospital and The Bon Secours.In addition he is Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, and has served as chairman of the division of Medicine in Beaumont and as National Specialty Director in Gastroenterology.

Areas of Interest

Interventional Endoscopy, Quality Assurance in Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Additional Information

Referrals to Prof Patchett can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in Beaumont Private Clinic or by secure email.

Qualifications

M.D., F.R.C.P.I.

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Prof. Stephen Patchett
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Secretary

William Robb
Consultant General and Oseophago-Gastric Surgeon
General Surgery, Endoscopy, Direct Access Endoscopy General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr. William Robb

Consultant General and Oseophago-Gastric Surgeon

Biography

Mr. William Robb graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2000. He completed his fellowship training in the Department of Surgical Digestive Disease Oncology in Lille, France which is one of Europe’s foremost centres for diseases of the oesophagus and stomach. He was appointed as a Consultant in Lille prior to taking up a post as a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon in the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2013. He returned to Dublin in 2015.

In addition to his private practice in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, he works as a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.

 

 

Areas of Interest

General Surgery

Gallstone disease and Laparoscopic cholecystectomy,

Hernia Surgery - Abdominal wall and groin hernias,

Minor operations

Endoscopy and  Investigation of Abdominal Pain.

Upper GI Surgery

Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery - Anti-reflux surgery, Laparoscopic myotomy for Achalasia, Laparoscopic Hiatal hernia repair

Barrett’s oesophagus (including endoscopic mucosal resection and radiofrequency ablation) and endoscopic treatment of early mucosal oesophageal cancer

Laparoscopic gastrectomy and totally minimally invasive oesophagectomy (MIO)

Qualifications

M.D., F.R.C.S.I.

Appointments

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon Beaumont Hospital

Contact Details

  • Mr. William Robb
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Secretary

Subhasish Sengupta
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Direct Access Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 087 0652535

Dr. Subhasish Sengupta

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Biography

Dr Gupta is a Consultant Gastroenterologist working in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and the Bon Secours Hospitals and is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin.  Having completed his Masters degree from UCD and Specialist Training in Gastroenterology from Ireland, he completed his fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston USA before taking up the consultant post in Ireland in 2008.

Dr Gupta does diagnostic and therapeutic OGD and Colonoscopy at Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda and Louth Hospital Dundalk. He also does National "Bowel Screening' colonospies in Dundalk and advanced hepatobiliary interventional procedures like ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)  in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. 

Dr Gupta is currently the Endoscopy Department lead and also the Endoscopy Training lead for the Louth Hospital group. He is also the honorary secretary of the Irish Society Of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy. 

Areas of Interest

Diagnostic and therapeutic OGD and colonoscopy, National Bowel Screening, Inflammatory bowel disease, ERCP and EUS (Beaumont Hospital), Quality Assurance in Endoscopy.

Additional Information

Referrals to Dr Sengupta can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in the Bon Secours Consultants Clinic or sent by secure email.

Qualifications

MD, MRCP (UK), FRCPI

Appointments

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda / Louth County Hospital, Dundalk / Beaumont University Hospital, Dublin

Contact Details

  • Dr. Subhasish Sengupta
  • Suite 5, Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Claire Smyth
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Direct Access Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 086 7848442 Fax: 01 5441414

Dr. Claire Smyth

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Biography

Claire graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1994 with an Honours degree.  She completed her BST on the Federated Hospitals Scheme and subsequently her HST in Gastroenterology in both St. James’ and Beaumont hospitals.  Claire was awarded her MD in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Trinity College Dublin in 2005 having completed research in RCSI/Beaumont and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore.  She also spent a year as Junior Lecturer in Trinity Medical School during her HST.  Claire then spent two years abroad, the first in Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia and the second in University College London, completing Fellowships in ERCP and Hepatobiliary Medicine.  She returned to Dublin in 2008 to take up her current position as Consultant Gastroenterologist in Connolly Hospital.   She became a Fellow of RCPI in 2010 and has been an active member in RCPI, having been the National Specialty Director in Gastroenterology for three years.  She has recently been appointed as Senior Lecturer in RCSI. 

Claire has a particular interest in IBD, IBS and Hepatobiliary disease, but is experienced in all aspects of general Gastroenterology. 

Areas of Interest

Pancreaticobiliary Disease, Intrinsic Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease,Colorectal Cancer Screening, Coeliac Disease, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Additional Information

Referrals to Dr Smyth can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in the Bon Secours Consultants Clinic or sent by secure email.

Qualifications

MD FRCPI

Appointments

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown

Contact Details

  • Dr. Claire Smyth
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

GP

Your patient will be offered an endoscopy with the next available consultant team member.  If you would prefer that your patient is seen by a specific consultant, please indicate your preference on the referral  form/letter. A full list of our consultant team is available on this page. A copy of the referral guidelines are available here

 

Patients

If you are a patient and would like to attend the unit, please speak to your GP directly and request to be referred to the Endoscopy Unit at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin. The GP referral will be required preferably on our referral form (included in the documents sections below) but also by referral letter.  

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, please contact our Direct Access Endoscopy team on 01 806 5490

Completed referral forms may be emailed to Dublindirectendoscopy@bonsecours.ie or alternatively a referral can be sent vis Healthlink.

The Bon Secours Hospital Dublin has excellent insurance coverage in place with all health insurance companies. To check if your health insurance policy covers you in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin please call 1890 50 40 30 or 01 8082300.

 

Self Pay Patients

The following is the cost of procedures carried out in the Direct Access Endoscopy Unit.

  • Gastroscopy - €810
  • Full Colonoscopy - €1250
  • Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy - €1550

The above prices include Hospital, Consultant & Pathologist fees under local anesthetic (if applicable). Please note that it does not include anesthetist fees if required.

For more information on costs, please contact patient accounts on 01 8065351

 

 

 

A copy of the Direct Access Referral Guidelines for GP's are available here

Car Parking

The Bon Secours Hospital Dublin car parking is operated by Euro Car Park. Pay and display machines are located at various points around the car park and it is also possible to pay via parkingtag.ieCharges apply of €2.50 per hour or €15 for a 24hr period

There are drop off / set down spaces located at the front of the hospital if you are being dropped to the hospital for your procedure.Parking for those with mobility issues is available to the right of the front door of the hospital. A valid disability car parking sticker must be displayed.

My GP has referred me to the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin for a Direct Access Endoscopy but I have heard nothing. 

Once your referral has been received you will receive a text confirming this within 24hrs. If you have not received a text from us, this may mean;

  • Your referral has been sent directly to a consultant by your GP

           or

  • Your referral has not yet been sent to us

Please contact your GP to reconfirm that the referral has been sent. If your referral has been sent directly to a consultant, you will need to contact the consultant directly. Details are available in the consultant section of this page. 

What time should I arrive for my procedure?

Please refer to your appointment confirmation letter and arrive at the time indicated. If you arrive early you will need to wait in your car until your appointment time.

I am attending for a Direct Access Endoscopy, do I need to fast beforehand? 

This will be dependant upon the procedure you are having

Gastroscopy

  • You will need to fast for 6 hrs beforehand from food and drink – please follow the instructions in your pack that was sent out

Sigmoidoscopy

  • You will need to fast for 6 hrs beforehand from food and drink – please follow the instructions in your pack that was sent out
  • You will do the preparation for this procedure in the hospital.

Colonoscopy

  • You will fast from food for 24 hours prior to your procedure and from liquids 4 hours before your procedure.
  • Please follow the moviprep instructions and  information on fasting that was sent out in your pack.

When can I expect to receive the results of my endoscopy procedure? 

Normally you will receive a copy of your endoscopy report on the day of your procedure. A copy of the report will also be sent to yout GP.  If you are attending your GP within 1 week of your procedure, please bring your copy of endoscopy report with you to your appointment. Any blood or pathology results will be sent to your GP within 4 – 6 weeks.

Can I drive home after my endoscopy procedure?

If you have had sedation you will not be allowed to drive home and must arrange for someone to collect you approx. 4 hours after the arrival time stated on your letter. You will be need to be collected in person from the Endoscopy unit. 

If you opt to not have sedation – you can drive home after your procedure.

Will my insurance cover my endoscopy procedure?

This will be dependant upon the terms of your policy. You will need to contact your insurance company to confirm you are covered. They will ask you for a copy of a code for your procedure. 

The following are the codes for the procedures: 

Colonoscopy  - Code 455

Gastroscopy  - Code 194

Sigmoidoscopy  - Code 450

Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy  - Codes 455 & 194

I don’t have medical insurance; can I pay for an endoscopy myself?

Yes - you can. The cost will be dependant upon the procedure you are having. 

Colonoscopy -  €1250

Gastroscopy  - €810

Sigmoidoscopy - €810

Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy -  €1550

These prices excl. the cost of any scans.  

Will I need to be screened for COVID prior to my procedure?

No – unless you are receiving a General Anaesthetic for your procedure. You will be advised if a covid screen is required at the time of booking an appointment. 

All patients will receive a call from our team to complete a COVID questionnaire by phone 24 hours before their procedure date. You will be asked the same questions again when you arrive in the unit on the day of your procedure. 

Additional Questions

If you would like any additional information, please call the unit on 01 806 5490 or send us an email to dublindirectendoscopy@bonsecours.ie  

 

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