` Zafar Iqbal

Mr Zafar Iqbal

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon




General Surgery,Endoscopy


General Surgery


Mr Zafar Iqbal is a Consultant General Surgeon and Colorectal Surgeon at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, bringing his vast experience in complex open and laparoscopic surgery in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and proctology to patients in County Kerry. He also specialises in upper and lower GI endoscopy, Laparoscopic general surgery, Laparoscopic/open incisional, inguinal and recurrent hernia surgery.

Throughout his specialist training, Mr Iqbal completed a clinical fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham and the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.  Mr Iqbal was a Registrar at the University College Hospital in Galway for 3 years where he attained extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of general surgical patients.

Mr Iqbal has taken part in numerous research projects and presentations; including the Post Presentation for the Irish Society of Gastroenterologists and the Poster Presentation for Association of Laparoscopic  Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland in 2008 and the International Journal of Surgery Case Report in 2014.

Specialist Interest 

Mr Iqbal has a Specialist interest in all aspects of General and Colorectal Surgery. 


  • Intercollegiate Specialty Board FRCS (General Surgery) (2011)
  • Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery-Strasbourg France (2008)
  • ATLS- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2005)
  • CCrISP- Royal College of Surgeons in England (2004)
  • ACLS- Irish Heart Foundation (2004)
  • FRCSI- Royal College Of Surgeons in Ireland (2003)
  • BSSC- Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2001)
  • MBBS – University of Karachi, Pakistan (1992)

Previous Appointments

  • James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin
  • Midwestern Regional Hospital in Clare and Tipperary
  • Portiuncula hospital, Ballinasloe
  • Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham
  • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University College Hospital, Galway
  • AMNCG Tallaght, Dublin
  • Naas General Hospital, Kildare
  • Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar
  • Our lady of Lourdes hospital, Drogheda
  • The Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Tallaght , Dublin
  • Bon Secours Hospital, Glasnevin, Dublin
  • Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise
  • Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan
  • Monaghan General Hospital
  • Bantry General Hospital, Co. Cork
  • University Hospital ,Cork
  • General Hospital, Letterkenny, Donegal
  • University Hospital Tralee, Co. Kerry
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