Bon Secours Hospital Galway offers the widest range of Orthopaedic surgery services of any hospital in Galway and throughout Ireland. The service is provided by eight surgeons with various sub specialist interests who are regarded as experts in their respective fields.
Surgery is performed in two dedicated specialist operating theatres with Specialist Nurses supported by Post Op Recovery in a dedicated Orthopaedic Unit.
Surgery is carried out in two ultra clean air Operating Theatres and the post operative management of each patient is provided in a dedicated nursing unit with specialist orthopaedic nurses. The service is supported by our comprehensive Radiology X-Ray services and Physiotherapy Departments.
Mr Kearns graduated with honours from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996. Having completed higher surgical training in Orthopaedics & Trauma in Ireland, Mr Kearns completed fellowships in Adult Reconstructive Surgery in London Ontario and Foot & Ankle Surgery in Birmingham UK. Research has always been a key area of interest and he has won a number of National and International prizes. No fewer than 55 of his research papers have been published in peer review journals , cited over 700 times. He has made over 200 presentations at National, European and International Meetings. His current interest is on the clinical application of basic science research in the areas of cartilage injury and adult reconstructive surgery.
He currently holds the position of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Galway University Hospital and is an Honorary Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has also worked in the private sector for the past ten years and has established himself as one of the country’s top Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is heavily involved with the advancement of Foot and Ankle surgery in this country and is using and researching innovative products and techniques.
He has a special interest in osteochondral lesions of the ankle and their treatment. Other areas of expertise include lower limb joint replacement, tendon transplant and reconstructive surgery.
Feet & Ankle Surgery
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Spine and Hip/knee surgery) at Bon Secours Hospital and Galway University Hospitals
The Medical Director, Bon Secours Hospital, Galway
Professor of Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, NUI, Galway
President of The Irish Spine Society
1985: Conferred with an honours medical degree from NUI Galway and awarded first place in class for the final medical year
1989: F.R.C.S.I. RCSI
1989: Master of Medical Science Degree, NUIG
1990: Master in Surgery, NUIG
1993: F.R.C.S (Orth) RCSI
1994: Certificate of Accreditation in Orthopaedic Surgery ,Intercollegiate Board
1995: Fellowship in Spine Surgery, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital -Cornell Medical Centre, New York
1996: Fellowship in Joint Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital -Cornell Medical Centre, New York
2017: Personal Professor in Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, NUI, Galway
Having commenced practice in Galway in 1996, Professor Mc Cabe is the longest serving Spine Surgeon in the Irish Public System. His expertise covers the full spectrum of traumatic, degenerative and tumour spine conditions as well as deformity surgery. He has pioneered technologies in this area including anterior and posterior cervical fixation and percutaneous spinal surgery. He has particular expertise in the management of complex spinal conditions in the presence of prior surgery.
Professor Mc Cabe also has an extensive practice in hip and knee surgery given his unique dual fellowship training in the world renowned Hospital For Special Surgery, New York .This experience has ensured that he is skilled and has a wealth of knowledge in dealing with all aspects of musculoskeletal conditions pertaining to the spine and hip/knee area, conditions which often times can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
Research and Publications:
Professor Mc Cabe is very involved in ongoing research and teaching particularly in the area of spinal surgery. He has over 80 publications in peer reviewed journals as well as a number of co-authored book chapters in both spinal surgery and arthroplasty. He presents regularly at national and international meetings.
Hip & Knee Surgery
A referral letter is required to be sent from your GP by fax or post to the relevant consultant.
The Orthopaedic Nursing Staff in the Plaster Room can be contacted on Tel. No. 091 381996.