Orthopaedics

Bon Secours Hospital Galway has an expert team in place to treat a wide range orthopaedic conditions.

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.

Main Services Offered:

  • Carpel Tunnel decompression
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Knee Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Pain Management Procedures
  • Repair of Achilles Tendon
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacements
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacements
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement

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Emmet Cullen
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway

Mr. Emmet Cullen

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Mr. Emmet Cullen has worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since returning from a senior clinical fellowship in arthroplasty at St. Albans and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore in 2018. He attended UCD on a rugby sports scholarship and graduated from medical school in 2002. He completed orthopaedic training through the Irish Healthcare system and RCSI in 2016/2017 (CCHST).

Mr. Cullen has published widely in orthopaedics with extensive postgraduate research that includes a doctorate of medicine from REMEDI/Galway University (osteoarthritis and stem cell research), honours by thesis in healthcare informatics from UCD, several book chapters, seminars and peer reviewed papers with presentations of his work at national and international meetings. He has won several awards for his orthopaedic research, winning the Cappagh National Orthopaedic Prize, the Merlin Gold medal at the Freyer meeting at NUIG, the best basic science research paper in orthopaedics at the Atlantic meeting and the best clinical research paper in orthopaedics.

Mr. Cullen is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, a member of the Irish Orthopaedic Association, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society, the European Research Society and the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and a member of the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction. He uses minimally invasive surgical techniques in joint replacement and has incorporated enhanced recovery protocols in his practice. His main specialist areas of interest are in primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery.

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Appointments

Bon Secours Hospital, H91 KC7H

 

Contact Details

  • Mr. Emmet Cullen
  • MD FRCS (Tr. and Orth.) IMRCS PGDipHI (Hons) Bon Secours Hospital Renmore Galway

Secretary

Aiden Devitt
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 773809 Fax: 091 773816

Prof. Aiden Devitt

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Special Interests:

Spinal Surgery

Hip and Knee Surgery

Contact Details

  • Prof. Aiden Devitt
  • Suite 17, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

John Galbraith
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 412010

Mr John Galbraith

Biography

Biography

Mr John Galbraith is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery. He was appointed to University Hospital Galway in 2020 and offers a tertiary referral service for complex shoulder, elbow and hand conditions for the region. He commenced at the Bon Secours Hospital Galway in 2020.

John graduated with honours from University College Cork in 2007. After completing higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery in Ireland, he then completed a one year shoulder and elbow fellowship in Christchurch, New Zealand. Following that, he completed the internationally renowned Dandenong Hand Fellowship for one year in Melbourne, Australia. He also completed a visiting fellowship for 2 months focusing on elbow reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He successfully completed the European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma examination in 2019.

John is involved in research and has over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals. He completed his Doctor of Medicine thesis for his biomechanical research in University College Cork and carried out further biomechanical research while in Melbourne and New York. He has won prizes both nationally and internationally for his research work.

 

Secretary- Suzanne

Phone- 091412010

Email- jgalbraith_referrals@bonsecours.ie

Healthmail- john.galbraith@healthmail.ie

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

Shoulder and Elbow surgery

Hand and Wrist surgery 

Contact Details

  • Mr John Galbraith
  • Suite No.2, Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

Ken Kaar
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 381984 Fax: 091 779908

Mr. Ken Kaar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Special Interests:

Shoulder Surgery

 

Contact Details

  • Mr. Ken Kaar
  • Suite 12, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

Stephen Kearns
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 767445 Fax: 091 768882

Prof. Stephen Kearns

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

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.

Areas of Interest

Special Interests:

Feet & Ankle Surgery

Contact Details

  • Prof. Stephen Kearns
  • Suite 15, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

John P. McCabe
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 768565 Fax: 091 768621

Prof. John P. McCabe

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Current Positions:
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Spine and Hip/knee surgery) at Bon Secours Hospital and Galway University Hospitals
Professor of Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, NUI, Galway
President of The Irish Spine Society

Education:

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

Clinical Practice:
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.

 

Areas of Interest

Spine

Hip & Knee Surgery

Contact Details

  • Prof. John P. McCabe
  • Suite 5, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

Colin Murphy
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway

Mr. Colin Murphy

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Mr Murphy is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Galway University Hospital and Merlin Park Hospital, Galway since 2015. He completed a hip and knee reconstructive fellowship in Lyon, France at the Centre Orthopédique Santy, and completed further fellowship training at Addenbrooke’s Cambridge University Hospital, UK, specialising in Trauma. Mr Murphy is departmental lead for the Irish National Orthopaedic Register and the Irish Hip Fracture Database, and is extensively published with ongoing research interests in hip pathology. He acts on international faculty for hip arthroplasty, trauma and anatomical approach educational meetings, and is actively involved in higher surgical education in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in Ireland.

 

 

 

Areas of Interest

 

His area of special interest is in primary and revision hip and knee replacement.

Contact Details

  • Mr. Colin Murphy
  • Suite 17, The Consultant Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway
Michael O'Sullivan
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 752872 Fax: 091 752888

Mr. Michael O'Sullivan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Contact Details

  • Mr. Michael O'Sullivan
  • Suite 11,The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

Fintan Shannon
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 767508 Fax: 091 767552

Mr. Fintan Shannon

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Special Interests:

Knees & Shoulders

Contact Details

  • Mr. Fintan Shannon
  • Suite 15, The Consultants Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway

Secretary

Brendan Waldron
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Galway
Phone: 091 720015 Fax: 091 720016

Mr. Brendan Waldron

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Contact Details

  • Mr. Brendan Waldron
  • Suite 3, The Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Galway

Secretary

Arranging Appointments:

A referral letter is required to be sent from your GP by fax or post to the relevant consultant.

Plaster Room:

The Orthopaedic Nursing Staff in the Plaster Room can be contacted on Tel. No. 091 381996.

To help all our patients prepare for their surgery, we also request that you view the attached information videos. These contain important information and advice on preparing for and recovering from your surgery. Please watch the What You Need to Know video first, then the Frequently Asked Questions video. You can contact us at bsgphysio@bonsecours.ie with any additional queries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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