An Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure that is performed to examine a patients digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your Consultant can view pictures of certain areas of the digestive tract on a color TV monitor. Endoscopic treatments carried out in Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons are a Gastroscopy, a Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy. These procedures are investigative procedures that check for anomalies in the digestive tract such as polyps, ulcers and tumours.
At Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons, our dedicated Endoscopy Suite is located on the second floor of the hospital. We perform procedures under local anaesthetic or sedation. Patients arriving at our facility always receive personal, friendly and efficient service. We strive to minimize the time and inevitable anxiety associated with endoscopy investigations, while making sure that we maintain our high standards of individual attention, thoroughness, and quality.
Our skilled and dedicated nursing staff and support staff provide outstanding care for the patient and technical support to the Consultant ensuring the highest standards of care and safety. After procedures are completed, patients are returned to the recovery area where light refreshments are offered and test results are explained by the Consultant.
We are fully equipped to perform both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as:- Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Flexible cystoscopy
Access to Service: Please note that a referral letter from a GP / Consultant will be required for each patient attending the consultant. You can email, post or fax the referral letter to the relevant department.
Mr Eoghan Condon MB Bch BAOI MMedsci MD FRCSI
Consultant Surgeon General/Colorectal
Basic Surgical Training – Jul – Dec 99 UCHG Urology SHO, Jan –jun 00 Letterkenny GH General Surgery SHO, Jul-Dec 00 UCHG General & Vascular Surgery SHO, Jan-Jun 01 Merlin Park Galway Orthopaedic; Spinal Surgery SHO.
Professional Training, Irish Higher Surgical Training Scheme – Jul 01-Jul 02 CUH Medical Doctorate, Surgical Research Fellow Jul 02- Jul 03 CUH General Surgical Registrar Jul 03 – Jul 04 Beaumont Hospital Dublin Colorectal/General Surgical Registrar Jul 05 – Jun 06 UHL Colorectal Surgery, Specialist Registrar Jul 06 – July 07 CUH Colorectal Surgery, Specialist Registrar Jul 07 – Jul 08 GUH Colorectal, Upper GI, HPB, Specialist Registrar July 2009, Consultant Surgeon, special interest in Colorectal Surgery UHL Jul 08-Jun 09
Advanced Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Dept of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Diseases Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio USA.
Mr Condon joined Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons in July 2011.
Completed 15 different courses in advanced surgical practices including US and Laparoscopic skills in the US Europe.
Directed and organised 5 similar courses in Ireland. RCS Critical Care course instructor
2 Book Chapters, 15 Peer reviewed international journal publications. 54 international presentations.
Dr Jane Elizabeth English Pre Med Cambridge University MB ChB Liverpool University conferred 1st January 1979 Practiced in Liverpool Royal Infirmary, and then moved to Ireland and completed MRCPI University, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland conferred 1stJuly 1982.
Dr. Jane English worked as gastroenterology registrar at Cork University Hospital. She then moved to Limerick Mid-Western Regional Hospital where she was involved in opening the medical day ward in 2000. She then took up full time positions in the Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee and also Barringtons Hospital Medical Centre, practicing gastroenterology and general Internal medicine.
Dr. Jane English is enrolled in the Specialist Registration of Medical Council with registration no. 4379. She is one of six hundred and ten physicians practicing medicine in Co Limerick. Dr English also accomplished a specialist training programme in Internal Medicine.
Dr Holloway graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in 1986 MB (Bachelor of Medicine); BCh (Bachelor of Surgery); BAO (Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics). In 1990 she was MRCPI (Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland) and in May 2004 achieved Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Dr Holloway completed her internship from Jul 86 to Jul 87 at Jervis Street Hospital, Dublin From 1987 to 1989 she carried out her Clinical Research Fellowship at the Department of Medicine at Beaumont Hospital Dublin. Her field of study related to Crohn’s Disease. She also completed a 2 year Masters in Medical Education from Queens University in 2011.
Dr Holloway participated in the Professorial Dept’s clinical teaching sessions in both Beaumont and James Connolly Memorial Hospitals in Dublin. She was Senior House Officer at St Vincent’s Hospital from Jul 89 to Jul 91.
At the University of Limerick she has been tutoring 1st and 2nd Year Medical Students since Sept 2009.
Since May 1996 she runs a busy public and private practice at the University Hospital Limerick and at St John’s Hospital Limerick.She joined the Barringtons Hospital team of Consultants in 2011.
Mr Zafar Iqbal is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick and Tralee. During 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 gained vast experience in complex open and laparoscopic surgery in Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Proctology. He also took part in a weekly Colorectal MDT to discuss management for colorectal cancers. Mr Iqbal was a registrar at University College Hospital in Galway for 3 years, attaining extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of general surgical patients. He took part in weekly GI cancer Multidiciplinary Meetings and weekly journal clubs. 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.
Mr Iqbal has a specialist interest in all aspects of General Surgery.
Mr Keane graduated in 1971 with a B.A. in Applied Psychology from UCC. He graduated in 1977 M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. from UCG. In 1982 he received his fellowship F.R.C.S.I from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. In 1984 he received his Masters of Surgery M.Ch., from UCG. In1989 he received a specialist accreditation from the Specialist Advisory Committee in General Surgery, Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training.
His post fellowship training began from Jul to Dec 1982 as Senior House Officer in General Colo-rectal Surgery at St Laurence’s Hospital Dublin. Next from Jan – June 1983 he was Senior House Officer, Urology at The Charitable Infirmary, Dublin. From Jul 83 to Jun 1984 he was Registrar inGeneral Surgery at The Memorial Hospital, Darlington, Co Durham, England. From Jul 1984 to Jan 85 he was Registrar in General Surgery at The Royal United Hospital, Bath, England. From Feb to Jun 85 he was Registrar in Vascular Surgery at The Royal United Hospital, Bath, England.
He gained his Higher Surgical Training from Jul 85 to Jun 86 as Senior Registrar in General & Colo-rectal Surgery at St Laurence’s Hospital, Dublin. Then from Jul 86 to Jun 87 as Senior Registrar and Surgical Tutor, General & Vascular Surgery at The Adelaide Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. And lastly from Jul 88 to Jun 89 as Senior Registrar and Surgical Tutor, Vascular and General Surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
Mr Keane began his career in Lectureship in Surgery in Jul 89 as Lecturer in Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. This fulltime academic post involved significant clinical teaching, research and administrative responsibilities in the Surgical Professorial Unit at Beaumont; St James Hospital Dublin, with the undertaking of difficult elective and emergency vascular surgical procedures including aortic aneurysm surgery and the reconstruction of arterial injuries.
Mr Keane is a Consultant Surgeon since 1991 at St John’s Hospital, Limerick and at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick. He began working in Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons in 2009.
His current Professional Memberships include The Surgical Research Society, The John Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, The Senior Registrar Group in Surgery, Ireland and The Vascular Surgery Society, Ireland.
Dr Maeve Skelly – MB BCh BAO (Hons), FRCPI, PhD
Dr Skelly graduated from University College Dublin with honours in 1989. She trained in Medicine and Gastroenterology in St Vincent’s Hospital and at the same time, completed a PhD in UCD.
Following completion of her training in Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, she was a lecturer in the University of Nottingham and subsequently worked as a Consultant in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
She was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician in the University Hospital Limerick in 2005.
Dr Skelly has a particular interest in all aspects of GI Endoscopy and has researched and published on this area. Her clinical interests include identification of patients at increased risk of GI cancer, advanced therapeutic Endoscopy, gut damage from anti-inflammatory medication, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and functional gut disorders e.g. IBS and identification and management of acute and chronic liver disease.
Dr Skelly is on the National Working Group for Quality Assurance in Endoscopy, as well as being a Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) recognised Trainer of Colonoscopy Trainers.
Dr Skelly is Clinical Lead in the Mid West for Bowel Screen, the National Bowel Cancer Screening programme.
Dr Skelly was Clinical Lead for GI Endoscopy in the UHL hospital groups for a number of years and a former Treasurer and current Board member of Irish Society of Gastroenterology.
Dr Skelly is the RCPI Mid West Programme Director for Basic Speciality Training and is also a Member of Council of RCPI.