Endoscopy

The unit provides a complete range of high quality diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures

The Endoscopy Department in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is the largest and busiest private endoscopy unit in Ireland. The unit provides a complete range of high quality diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including gastroenterology, urology and respiratory.

The Endoscopy unit Bon Secours Dublin provides a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy service to over 13000 patients per annum.  The unit is collaboratively managed by the Clinical Nurse and Unit Manager and the chairman on the Endoscopy Users Group Dr Conor O Brien. The unit includes 3 fully equipped procedure rooms, a first stage recovery area, and a discharge lounge with reclining chairs.

The unit is the largest and busiest private endoscopy unit in Ireland with 30 consultants working in the unit and an experienced team of nurses, care assistants, CSSD technicians, catering and administration team. The consultant team also works closely with the lab, nutrition and dietetic team, urodynamics, diagnostic imaging, infusion centre and other teams across the hospital to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive service to all patients in modern and comfortable surroundings.

Repsiratory Physicians, Consutlant Urologist, Consultant General Surgeons and Consultant Gastroenterologist work within the Endoscopy Unit.

Quality

Following a €2.5 million investment programme, the endoscopy unit at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin was awarded JAG accreditation, the widely recognised international gold standard for Endoscopy Units. The unit was the first private endoscopy unit in Ireland to receive the accreditation, a recognition of the unit's demonstrable competence to deliver the highest quality endoscopic care. The unit has been re-accredited annually since 2016. With quality always at the fore, the Unit was also one of the first units in Ireland to be involved in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy National Quality Improvement Programme and continues to be an active participant which is vital for maintaining the highest of standard within the field.

Patient Care

The unit is focused on patient care and has a very effective strategy in place to ensure that patient needs are always prioritised. Keeping waiting times down and ensuring the patients are informed at all times is central to this care. The units aim is to optomise the patient experience, minimise waiting times and any potential anxieties that a patient may experience.

Direct Access Endoscopy

Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is committed to continuously raising level of access, quality and safety to all patients including Endoscopy. In August 2017, the Direct Access Endoscopy service was launched by Minister for Health, Simon Harris. The Direct Access service is a service whereby a GP can directly refer a suitable patient for an endoscopy procedure ' a scope' including colonoscopy and upper GI Endoscopy. More details about the Direct Access Endoscopy service are available here.

 

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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

Conor Burke
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Respiratory & Sleep Medicine , Endoscopy Respiratory Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: (01) 837 1440

Prof Conor Burke

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Biography

Conor was educated in Blackrock College and graduated from UCD.  After completing a three year Fellowship in Stanford University in California, he returned to Ireland as Consultant Respiratory Physician in Connolly Hospital and Mater Hospital and Professor of Medicine in UCD.  In addition, he currently serves as Clinical Director. He is a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Ireland and Fellow of the College of Physicians in London and Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians (U.S.).

His post-doctoral thesis was awarded for his work in lung transplantation.

He has served on various government committees; for three terms on the Health Research Board and for three terms on the Council of the College of Physicians.

Conor has delivered over two hundred invited papers to international medical and scientific societies and published over one hundred papers in the peer reviewed international literature.

Areas of Interest

Asthma, Occupational Lung Disease, Airway Inflammation

Qualifications

M.D., F.R.C.P.I., F.R.C.P.(Lon), ., F.C.C.P.

Appointments

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown Dublin 15

Contact Details

  • Prof Conor Burke
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

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

Richard Costello
Consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Respiratory & Sleep Medicine , Endoscopy Respiratory Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Prof Richard Costello

Consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

Areas of Interest

Asthma, Sleep Medicine, Allergy

Additional Information

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

Qualifications

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

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Prof Richard Costello
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

Tom Creagh
Consultant Urologist
Urology, Endoscopy Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr Tom Creagh

Consultant Urologist

Biography

Mr Tom Creagh qualified from UCD in 1980. After completing his training as a Urologist, he spent time at Guys Hospital London as the European Board of Urology Scholar (1993). He was subsequently appointed as a consultant at Kingston Hospital South West London. In 1995 he returned to Beaumont Hospital where he specialises in female Urology (incontinence and urinary tract infection) and also works in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin. He was involved in the setting up of the Continence Foundation of Ireland and continues to be active in research and International meetings.

Areas of Interest

Incontinence, UTI and Prolapse

Qualifications

M.Ch., FRCSI

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Mr Tom Creagh
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Secretary

Niall Davis
Consultant Urologist
Urology, Endoscopy Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr Niall Davis

Consultant Urologist

Biography

Ms Davis is a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland and undertook basic surgical training with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI). He completed his Higher Surgical Training in urology in 2017 and completed his fellowship in minimally invasive urological surgery in Melbourne in 2019.

He is a senior lecturer for the RCSI and works as a consultant urologist in Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals. Niall has also completed a PhD in tissue-engineering in the University of Limerick and has 100 publications in indexed medical journals. He presented the Millin lecture in 2016 in the RCSI.

He has a special interest in undergraduate teaching for medical students and his research interests include Biomaterials, Stone disease and Uro-oncology

Areas of Interest

  • Stone Disease
  • Urological Cancers
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • General Urology

Qualifications

MB BCh NUI, FRCSI

Appointments

Appointments to Mr Davis are by GP referral which can be sent via Healthlink, posted to the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin or by health mail / email to nialldavisurology@bonsecours.ie

Contact Details

  • Mr Niall Davis
  • Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, Glasnevin, 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

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

James Forde
Consultant Urologist
Urology, Endoscopy Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr. James Forde

Consultant Urologist

Biography

James Forde, an honours medical graduate of University College Dublin (2005), completed his specialist urological training in Ireland in 2015. In 2010 he was awarded the degree of Doctor in Medicine (M.D) from Trinity College Dublin for his investigation of novel treatments for prostate cancer. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in Urology in 2014.

More recently, he has completed a Fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction at Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Under the guidance of renowned international experts, the fellowship encompassed female and male voiding dysfunction issues, in particular the surgical management of female incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse repair as well as post prostatectomy incontinence, urethral reconstruction and the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. He also developed expertise in novel treatments for the management of these conditions using the latest technology available including GreenLight laser vaporization of benign prostatic disease and sacral neuromodulation for overactive bladder.

James has authored over 30 peer reviewed urology publications to date, and has presented his research at national and international meetings. He was a lead investigator in a national study assessing PSA testing throughout Ireland. He has collaborated on the development of Irish national guidelines for the role of active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer. He has an MSc in Medical Informatics from University College Dublin (2010).  Other awards and grants include the Irish Society of Urology research medal (2010), the RCSI Ethicon Foundation Grant (2015), and the RCSI-Anthony Walsh/Ipsen Travelling Fellowship in Urology (2015). In 2014 he was invited to the annual meeting of The European Section of Oncological Urology (ESOU), an honour awarded to only 15 trainees internationally annually.

Areas of Interest

General urology Renal stone disease Prostate cancer diagnostics Female voiding dysfunction - Overactive bladder treatments - Female incontinence - Urinary tract infection - Pelvic organ prolapse repair Male voiding dysfunction issues - Male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) - Post prostatectomy incontinence - Urethral reconstruction - Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Qualifications

MD MSc FRCS (Urol)

Appointments

Consultant Urologist in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown and Consultant Urologist and Renal Transplant Surgeon in Beaumont Hospital.

Contact Details

  • Mr. James Forde
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Hubert Gallagher
Consultant Urologist
Urology, Endoscopy Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 01 2898834 Fax: 01 2898831

Mr. Hubert Gallagher

Consultant Urologist

Biography

Mr Gallagher graduated from the RCSI with honours in 1986 (1st Place). He worked an anatomy demonstrator RCSI 1987-1988 (Awarded BSc (Hons) Anatomy and Anthropology and was a Postdoctorate Research Fellow from 1991 to1993 in the University of Pennsylvania. He completed is Specialist Registrar training in Edinburgh, Scotland from 1997 to 2001

Hubert has worked as part of the Consultant Urologist team in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin since 2001and in the Beacon Hospital since 2006. He is on the Specialist Register (Urology) with both the Irish Medical Council and General Medical Council (UK).

 

Memberships

British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Urology
Irish Society of Urology (Secretary 2006/8)
Advisor to Marie Keating Foundation on Men’s Health
Examiner RCSI
MCQ Committee for Intercollegiate Fellowship in Urology Examination (past member


 

Areas of Interest

Superficial Bladder Cancer, Endourology, Prostate Cancer

Qualifications

M.Ch., F.R.C.I.S.I., F.R.C.S.I, (Urol)

Contact Details

  • Mr. Hubert Gallagher

Secretary

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

Ponnusamy Mohan
Consultant Urologist
Urology, Endoscopy Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr Ponnusamy Mohan

Consultant Urologist

Areas of Interest

Urology, Male Infertility, Male Incontinence

Qualifications

F.R.C.S.I.

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Mr Ponnusamy Mohan
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, 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

Denis O Sullivan
Consultant Urologist
Urology, Endoscopy, Bon Secours Cavan Clinic Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr. Denis O Sullivan

Consultant Urologist

Biography

Mr O Sullivan graduated from UCC with honours and trained in Urology in Dublin and the UK and was awarded a Masters in Surgery for research into prosthetic bladder. He has completed fellowships in the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US in prosthetics, prostate cancer and minimally invasive treatment and research. Denis was an NHS Consultant Urologist in Liverpool for 6 years before returning to Dublin in 2007 to take up full time private practice in Urology in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.

Areas of Interest

  • Male and female urinary symptoms
  • Urinary incontinence: female and male
  • Comprehensive stone treatment,
  • Prostate bladder and renal cancer
  • Erectile and scrotal problems

Additional Information

In addition to seeing patients in his rooms in the Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Mr O Sullivan regularly attends the Bon Secours Cavan Clinic for Outpatient Consultations.  

Qualifications

M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., M.Ch. F.R.C.I.S.I., F.R.C.S.I, (Urol)

Contact Details

  • Mr. Denis O Sullivan
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Thursday - am, Cavan Clinic - Monthly

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

Richard Power
Consultant in Urology & Renal Transplantation
Urology, Endoscopy Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr. Richard Power

Consultant in Urology & Renal Transplantation

Areas of Interest

Prostate cancer, robotic and laparoscopic surgery, Urological Oncology, Benign Prostate Disease, Renal Transplantation, Stone Disease

Qualifications

F.R.C.S.I. (Urol), M.Ch.

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Mr. Richard Power
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, 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

Gordon Smyth
Consultant Urologist
Urology, Endoscopy Urology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Mr. Gordon Smyth

Consultant Urologist

Areas of Interest

Laproscopic Radical Prostectomy, Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery, Uro-Oncolocgy

Qualifications

M.D. M.Sc. F.R.C.S.I. (uROL)

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Mr. Gordon Smyth
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, 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

With the exception of the Direct Access service, patients may have a procedure in the endoscopy unit following a consultation with a consultant in one of the following specialties – Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Respiratory or Urology. 

A full list of the consultants and their contact details are as listed in the consultant section. A GP referral is required and can be sent to the consultant directly by secure email, post or via Healthlink.

Referrals for Direct Access Endoscopy – Colonoscopy and Upper GI are by also by GP referral but can be sent directly to the direct access endoscopy team by email Dublindirectendoscopy@bonsecours.ie . Further details about the referral process are available here 

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

If you do not have private health Insurance, it is possible to pay for a procedure in the endoscopy unit privately. For more information on costs, please contact patient accounts on 01 8065351

The following is an indication of the prices for procedures performed as part of the Direct Access Endoscopy Service

  • 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

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