Rheumatology

The Rheumatology Department offers a broad spectrum of treatments to its patients.

The team of 5 consultant rheumatologists care and support patients with a variety of rheumatological disorders including the following:

  • Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
  • Rheumatological disorders such as lupus, vasculitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Crystal deposition diseases such as gout
  • Complicated osteoarthritis
  • Soft Tissue Rheumatic Conditions such as Tendinitis and Fibromyalgia

 

Holistic and Collegiate Environment

A broad range of specialties are available within the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin who may be consulted when complex or multi-system cases require input from other disciplines. The Rheumatology team are also consulted on a large variety of rheumatic conditions arising for example in orthopaedic, oncology or older geriatric patients. 

The vast majority of imaging investigations required in the diagnosis and ongoing treatment of rheumatology patients are carried out on site including MRI, CT, DEXA and ultrasound. Also available on-site is a comprehensive laboratory who provide a full array of laboratory investigations with rapid turnaround in results optimising the care and trearment pathways for referred rheumatology patients.

 

The Treatment

In recent years, the treatment options available to rheumatologists have changed dramatically. This is particularly true of inflammatory arthritis where there are now at least 10 biologic agents which are highly effective, well tolerated and have revolutionised the quality of life for those with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Some of these agents are infused in the dedicated new Infusion Ward in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin. Experience also counts in Physiotherapy and the physio team is extremely efficient at assessing, treating and rehabilitating a range of rheumatic conditions.

 

Quality Nursing Care

For some rheumatic patients the key to the success of their treatment is the quality of the nursing care they receive as an inpatient or outpatient. This is multi faceted and includes understanding the patient and their condition, controlling their symptoms and caring for them in a holistic way. The nursing staff works very hard with patients to ensure the best possible outcome for patients and are very experienced working with rheumatology patients.

 

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Maurice Barry
Consultant in Rheumatology
Rheumatology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Dr Maurice Barry

Consultant in Rheumatology

Qualifications

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

Appointments

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown Dublin 15

Contact Details

  • Dr Maurice Barry
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Monday - Friday 10am - 1pm

Ruth Lee
Consultant in Rheumatology
Rheumatology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Dr Ruth Lee

Consultant in Rheumatology

Areas of Interest

Inflammatory Arthritis, Autoimmune & Connective Tissue Disorders, Soft Tissue Rheumatic Disorders, Intra-articular Injections

Qualifications

•M.B.Bch, B.A.O. L.R.C.P & S.I. (Honours) M.R.C.P. (UK)

Contact Details

  • Dr Ruth Lee
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Monday & Friday - am

Paul O Connell
Consultant in Rheumatology
Rheumatology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Dr. Paul O Connell

Consultant in Rheumatology

Areas of Interest

Autoimmune & Connective Tissue Diseases, Rehabilitation of Rheumatic Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gait Disorders

Qualifications

M.B. F.R.C.P.I., A.B.I.M.Cert, A.B.P.M. & R.Cert.

Appointments

Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9, D09 Y177

Contact Details

  • Dr. Paul O Connell
  • Beaumont Private Clinic Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

Susan Sant
Consultant in Rheumatology
Rheumatology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 01 213 5632 Fax: 01 213 5613

Dr. Susan Sant

Consultant in Rheumatology

Biography

Dr.  Sant graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1986. Having completed undergraduate general medical training in Trinidad and Dublin, she obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 1991.Dr. Sant began her Rheumatology training at St. James’s Hospital and Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. She subsequently spent eight months at the Arthritis Research Council (ARC) Epidemiology Research Unit in Manchester, England. She also completed a three year Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Michigan, USA from 1995-1998.

On her return to Ireland in 1999, she elected to work exclusively in private practice which she has done for the last 14 years in Dublin. Dr Sant has published numerous papers in peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed papers and has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally at Rheumatology conferences.

Areas of Interest

  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Back pain
  • Joint Injection Therapy

Qualifications

F.R.C.P.I.

Contact Details

  • Dr. Susan Sant
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Monday & Friday - am

Catherine Sullivan
Consultant in Rheumatology
Rheumatology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Dr Catherine Sullivan

Consultant in Rheumatology

Biography

Dr Catherine Sullivan graduated from UCD medicine in 2001 with honours before completing higher specialist training in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine in 2012.  During her training she was awarded a PhD from NUI Galway for several years of laboratory research work completed between Galway and Harvard Medical School, Boston. The results of this novel research into stem cells and inflammatory arthritis was published in peer reviewed journals and presented at international meetings.

Dr Sullivan was appointed as a permanent consultant in Galway University Hospital and honorary clinical lecture in NUIG in 2013 but relocated to Dublin in 2017 for family reasons. She has a wide range of experience and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatological disorders.

Areas of Interest

Inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus and fibromyalgia with a special interest in inflammatory arthritis and in particular spondyloarthopathies.

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

  • Dr Catherine Sullivan
  • Suite 5, Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Appointments are made by contacting the individual consultants directly. Please note that you will require a referral from your GP to arrange an appointment.

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