Urology

All aspects of general urology are catered including minimally invasive sling procedures for incontinence.

The Urology Centre at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin includes a team of 8 Consultant Urologists and an integrated Urodynamics service. The Consultant team provides rapid assessment and diagnostic evaluation of patients suspected of having Prostate cancer, concerning scrotal swelling, symptoms concerning for kidney / bladder cancer eg. Haematuria (Blood in Urine). In addition the team diagnoses and treats male and female patients with a broad spectrum of different urological conditions inlcuding urinary incontinence.

The Urology Centre at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin has a long tradition of providing state of the art services in Urology. The Centre has dedicated theatres with highly experienced staff for both inpatient and day care procedures. There is also an excellent urodynamics department which supports both the urology and gynaecologist teams.

The consultant team provides rapid assessment and diagnostic evaluation of patients suspected of having:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Concerning scrotal swelling
  • Symptoms concerning for kidney / bladder cancer eg. Haematuria (Blood in Urine)

 

In addition we diagnose and treat male and female patients with a broad spectrum of different urological conditions including:

  • BPH / LUTS
  • Penile and scrotal disorders eg. Hydrocele, Circumcision, Varicocele
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Kidney stones
  • UTI
  • Female Urology (Overactive bladder, urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse

 

All referrals are triaged by one of the consultant team within 24 hours and patients will be contacted to organise an appointment.

 

About the Urology Team

The Urology Team includes nine Consultant Urologists who provide a complete urology service. Each of the urologists has a specific and complimentary area of interest. Details of the individual urologist team is detailed below.

The Urodynamics team is led by Clinical Nurse Manger Adele Ross.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Urology consults can be arranged with a specific Consultant by contacting their secretary directly. Please note that a referral will be required from your GP.  Referrals can be sent by email to the relevant consultant, by post or via Healthlink.

If following your consultation a consult with the urodynamics department is recommended, this will be arranged by your consultants’ secretary directly with the urodynamics department and you will be contacted to confirm the details of the appointment.

For patient information on some of the more common Urological conditions you may wish to check the British Association of Urological Surgeons website  – www.baus.org.uk

The International Urologynaecology Association also has some excellent Patient information leaftlets on their website - http://www.iuga.org/?page=patientleaflets

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