Bon Secours Hospital Galway offers a wide range of general surgery procedures.  The service is provided by surgeons with various sub specialist interests who are regarded as experts in their respective fields.

Main Services Offered

  • Abdominal wall and peritoneum surgery
  • Breast surgery*
  • Gall bladder and bile duct procedures
  • Surgical procedures of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Thyroid gland procedures
  • Varicose veins - Ligation/Endovenous laser ablation therapy
  • Skin - removal of lesions, lipomas, melanoma, plantar warts
  • Repair of wounds, abscess drainage

* Specialists only

Nursing Staff

Personalised nursing is provided by a very professional and experienced team of registered nurses.

Working together as part of a multidisciplinary team we see as central to our success in continuing to deliver high quality patient care.

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Chris Collins
Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway

Prof. Chris Collins

Consultant General Surgeon

Biography

Current Position

Professor 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.

Clinical Expertise

Professor 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.

Professor 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.

 

Background:

Professor 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.

 

 

 

Contact Details

  • Prof. Chris Collins
  • Suite 19, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

Myles Joyce
Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon
General Surgery General & Colorectal Surgeon
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091–761626 Fax: 091-761575

Mr. Myles Joyce

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

Biography

Current position

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.

 

Background

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.

Contact Details

  • Mr. Myles Joyce
  • Suite 2, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

Michael Kerin
Consultant General & Breast Surgeon
General Surgery General & Breast Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 380576 Fax: 091 380583

Prof. Michael Kerin

Consultant General & Breast Surgeon

Biography

Professor Kerin is a leading opinion on breast cancer management internationally and has been external assessor to the UK breast screening programme for several years.  As well as breast cancer he has a special interest in surgical oncology including melanoma and has been instrumental in developing sentinal node practice in this area.  He has published extensively on thyroid and parathyroid disease and has a major interest in minimally invasive parathyroidectomy.  He also has extensive experience in minimally invasive, general surgery including gallbladder and hernia surgery.

 

Appointments

His clinic is on Wednesday’s from 2pm to 6pm

Contact Details

  • Prof. Michael Kerin
  • Suite 1, The Consultant Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

Eddie Myers
Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon
General Surgery General & Colorectal Surgeon
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 767773 Fax: 091 767685

Mr. Eddie Myers

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

Biography

Current Positions:

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.

 

Clinical Expertise:

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.

 

Contact Details

  • Mr. Eddie Myers
  • Suite 18, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway
John Nee
Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 763030 Fax: 091 769650

Mr. John Nee

Consultant General Surgeon

Contact Details

  • Mr. John Nee
  • Suite 18, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

Niamh Ni Choileain
Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon
General Surgery General & Colorectal Surgeon
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 767773 Fax: 091 380583

Ms. Niamh Ni Choileain

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

Contact Details

  • Ms. Niamh Ni Choileain
  • Suite 1, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway.

Secretary

Mark Regan
Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 720085 Fax: 091 720086

Prof. Mark Regan

Consultant General Surgeon

Contact Details

  • Prof. Mark Regan
Karl Sweeney
Consultant General / Breast Surgeon
General Surgery General & Breast Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway

Mr. Karl Sweeney

Consultant General / Breast Surgeon

Biography

Karl Sweeney has 10 years experience as a consultant breast and general surgeon in Galway and has personally treated over 1000 women with breast cancer. He is the lead surgeon for BreastCheck, Western Unit and an honorary Senior Lecturer at NUI Galway. He has previously held the position of Clinical Director of Surgery at Saolta Health Care Group.


He qualified from UCD and obtained his MD thesis at TCD prior to training at the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. His specialist interests include breast cancer surgery and immediate breast reconstruction, breast cancer family history, noncancerous breast disease and breast aesthetic/cosmetic surgery.

 

Qualifications

MD FRCS FACSConsultant General & Breast Surgeon

Contact Details

  • Mr. Karl Sweeney
  • Suite 10, The Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Galway
Muhammad Tubassam
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
General Surgery Vascular Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 720286 Fax: 091 720287

Prof. Muhammad Tubassam

Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Biography

I have been working as a Vascular/ Endovascular Consultant Surgeon in University College Hospital, Galway for more than six years and have recently started my private work at Bon Secours Hospital Galway. I am a participating consultant and am interested in the entire spectrum of Vascular Diseases with a particular emphasis on Aortic Aneurysmal Disease, Carotid, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Varicose Veins.

Contact Details

  • Prof. Muhammad Tubassam
  • Suite 35, The Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Galway
Ali Zaki
Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 758133 Fax: 091 771613

Mr. Ali Zaki

Consultant General Surgeon

Contact Details

  • Mr. Ali Zaki
  • Suite 14, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

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