The Endoscopy / Minor Procedures Services Department of Bon Secours Hospital Galway is situated on the ground floor.
The service is provided by Consultant Gastroenterologists, General Surgeons, Urologists and Respiratory Medicine Physicians as appropriate. The Consultants are supported by a dedicated and experienced team of Nursing staff.
7.30am-5.30pm (Main Theatre on call for endoscopy after 6.30pm)
Mr Collins practices as Consultant General and Upper GI surgeon in the Bon Secours Hospital and Galway University Hospital as well as Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe. Chris is currently the Upper GI lead for the HSE West and a member of the National ICU Committee. He is also a lecturer in Surgery at National University Ireland, Galway and University of Limerick.
Mr Collins’ major areas of expertise include upper gastrointestinal swallowing difficulties including achalasia, dysmotility and oesophageal reflux, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of oesophageal (gullet) and Gastric (stomach) cancers.
Mr Collins has extensive laparoscopic experience in general surgery and performs laparoscopic cholecystectomy (keyhole gallstone disease) as well as laparoscopic repair of groin and abdominal wall herniae. He offers direct access gastroscopy and colonoscopy in suitable patients for quick and easy diagnosis.
Mr Collins began his surgical training in Cork completing his basic surgical training and research in surgery there. Following his PhD, he completed the Higher Surgical Training Scheme in General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery along with a Masters in Quality in Healthcare. He then did a fellowship in Guys and St Thomas' in London with Professor Bob Mason concentrating on oesophago-gastric as well as bariatric surgery. He was subsequently appointed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge as a Consultant Surgeon, where his main areas of interest were minimally invasive oesophago-gastric surgery as well as the early diagnosis and treatment of Barretts Oesophagus using Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Radio-frequency Ablation. He was vice-chairman of the Anglia Oesophago-Gastric Group and was a founding member of the Cambridge Hernia Centre specialising in Laparoscopic Inguinal and Incisional Herniae.
Chris is a graduate of UCC engineering and medical schools. On completing his basic training he undertook research at the Cork Cancer Research Centre with Professor Gerry O'Sullivan and developed the electrochemotherapy programme there, which culminated in a successful clinical trial and the development of new medical devices for the laparoscopic and endoscopic delivery of this treatment. He was awarded the St Luke’s Young Investigator Medal in 2005 and has published in excess of 30 peer-reviewed papers as well as being involved in the successful awarding of grants from the EU as well as Enterprise Ireland for the development of electroporation devices as well as educational animation software.
He is very involved in clinical research and teaching in Galway University Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe in the areas of patient safety, minimally invasive day case and upper gastrointestinal surgery.
Mr. Donal Finbarr Courtney is registered in Specialist Registration maintained by Medical Council with reference no. 3692. He is one of one thousand and sixty eight doctors of medicine registered in Galway county. Mr. Donal Finbarr Courtney earned his degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from University College Cork with five hundred and thirty ninth medical practitioners completed education 1975.
Prof. Egan graduated from UCG in 1990 (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.), and completed internship, house officer and registrar training, based at University College Hospital Galway. He received Membership of RCPI in 1992, and Masters in Medical Science from UCG in 1994.From 1994 to 1999, at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota he completed further training in Internal Medicine, Clinical pharmacology & Gastroenterology, receiving American Board certification in those 3 disciplines.
NUI Galway conferred an MD in 1999. Prof. Egan then undertook post-doctoral training from 2000 to 2002, in the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology at the University of California, San Diego, before returning to the Mayo Clinic to take up a consultancy in Gastroenterology, with joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. His research focuses on molecular characterization of signaling pathways involved in intestinal epithelial cell stress, death and malignant transformation. In 2005, Prof. Egan was recruited by NUI Galway and the Health Service Executive Western Region as Professor of Clinical Pharmacology/Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist and Head of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, a position he took up in August 2005.
Dr. Brian Egan is a graduate of NUI Galway (2001). He is on the Specialist Register of the Irish Medical Council and is currently a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Mayo General Hospital and Galway Univeristy Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at University Hosptial, Galway. He completed his specialist training in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Internal Medicine on the Irish Higher Medical Training Programme.
Dr. Egan has a subspeciality interest in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, complex polypectomy, hepatology, malabsorption, and coeliac disease. He has completed Fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology in St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He has published peer reviewed papers in International Journals on Inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy, helicobacter pylori and confocal laser endomicroscopy.
Mr Myles Joyce has commenced private practice in the Bons Secours Hospital. He is currently working as a General / Colorectal Surgeon in University College Hospital Galway since 2010.
He is a Galway graduate (1997): Gold Medal Award in Surgery.Completed the Western Surgical SHO scheme followed by an MD in Beaumont Hospital (2000). Completed Higher Surgical training in Ireland (2001-2007).Advanced Colorectal fellowship (2007) in the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA. Colorectal Surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio (2008-2010). Consultant General / Colorectal Surgeon University Hospital Galway (2010-current).
Mr Myles Joyce’s main areas of colorectal interest include colorectal cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, ileal pouch surgery, complex gastrointestinal fistula surgery, and surgery for restoration of intestinal continuity.
His general surgical interests include gallbladder disease, hernia repair, haemorrhoidal surgery, Fistula-in-ano, endoscopy and colonoscopy.
Myles Joyce has published over 60 peer reviewed papers in International Journals.He has published 10 books chapters in the area of Colorectal Surgery; Crohn’s disease; Ulcerative Colitis;Rectal Prolapse; Pelvic floor disorders.
Dr. Manning is a graduate of UCD. He trained in gastroenterology at St. Vincentâ€™s University Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin, before moving to Boston, USA, where he completed advanced fellowship training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and subsequently worked as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and Harvard Medical School.
Mr. Myers has commenced private practice in the Bon Secours Hospital, Galway. Mr. Myers also holds the posts of Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Galway University Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway and Lecturer in Surgery at National University of Ireland, Galway, since 2011.
Mr Myers major areas of expertise are in minimally invasive laparoscopic colorectal surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and rectal prolapse. He also provides expert assessment of pelvic floor dysfunction including faecal incontinence and evacuatory disorders. Mr Myers deals with a large number of patients with complex anal fistulae and pilonidal disease. Mr Myers has an expertise in haemorrhoidal surgery providing the HALO procedure and open and stapled operations. Given his extensive laparoscopic surgery experience, Mr. Myers also provides minimally invasive surgery for a range of general surgical problems such as groin hernias, abdominal wall and incisional hernias and gallstones. He also performs day-case gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Education, Training and Experience:
Mr. Myers is a 1999 graduate of University College, Dublin. He completed the Dublin based Basic Surgical Training Scheme prior to completing an MD in Surgical Oncology at University College, Dublin. He was awarded the prestigious Patey Prize by the Society of Academic and Research Surgeons in 2005 for a presentation related to this research. Additionally, he was awarded the 2005 Ronald Raven Prize by the British Association of Surgical Oncology. He successfully completed the Higher Surgical Training Scheme in Colorectal & General Surgery prior to departing to Sydney, Australia for his Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and Pelvic Floor Surgery in Concord and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. He returned to Ireland in 2011 to his current post. Mr. Myers has authored more than one hundred peer reviewed scientific surgical articles including research on diverticular disease and is recognised as an international expert on this topic.
Mr. Denis Quill M.B., B.C.h., BAO., M.Ch., F.R.C.S.I. Formerly fellow colorectal cancer St Marys Hospital Paddington Formerly vascular fellow southern Illinois University Formerly lecture in Surgery RCSI Formerly examiner for fellowship RCSI
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A referral letter is required to be sent from your GP by fax or post to the relevant consultant.
Contact details for the Endoscopy Department are as follows:
Direct Dial Number: 091 381947