Surgery at the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons is performed by experienced consultants in their field of expertise, so you can be confident that you are receiving the highest level of surgical care.
The hospital offers a wide range of surgery as daycase procedures, including Varicose Veins, Scopes and Wound Repair.
We also provide overnight care for more complex procedures, including: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Appendicectomy and Hernia Repairs .
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 your referral letter to the relevand department.
Abscess, Incision & Drainage
Divisions of Adhesions
EUA - Examination under Anaesthetic
Excision of Inguinal Node
Excision of Pilonidal Sinus
Gallbladder Removal (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy)
Lipoma, Excision of
Non-Melanoma Cancer, Excision of
Prolapsed Rectum Repair
Professor Coffey is the Professor of Surgery for the University Hospital Limerick Group of hospitals and the Graduate Entry Medical School in University of Limerick.
He has been awarded several international awards for surgical excellence and innovation in treating colorectal cancer as well as inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He has delivered several international lectures, is the author of two books on surgery, editor of two international surgical journals and has published over 200 articles on surgery to date.
He has conducted several thousand operations and is repeatedly invited to operate in several national and international institutes. His particular interest lies in minimally invasive (i.e. keyhole) surgery. He takes national and international referrals for the following conditions:
Professor Coffey has established thirteen research programs since commencing as professor of surgery in Limerick. The programs can be categorised as follows:
Surgery in general: Historic development of surgery. Humanities and surgery. Psychological responses to surgical trauma and postoperative recovery.
Colorectal cancer: Cancer and polyps of the colon and rectum, screening strategy, carcinoma of the colon, carcinoma of the rectum, carcinoma of the small bowel and large bowel, colon and rectal cancer, colon and rectal surgery, colonic neoplasia, colorectal cancer research, familial inherited colorectal cancer, hereditary polyposis and nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, transanal resection, chemoprevention.
Inflammatory bowel disease: ulcerative colitis, continent ileostomy procedure, Crohn's disease, pelvic pouch procedures for mucosal ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis sphincter-saving operations, reoperative abdominal and pelvic surgery, reoperative abdominopelvic surgery.
Sphincter preserving colorectal techniques: rectal-sparing operations for carcinoma of the rectum, reoperative surgery, sphincter-preservation surgery, sphincter-saving operations, sphincter-sparing procedures, stoma surgery, surgery for carcinoma of the colon and rectum, reoperative abdominopelvic surgery.
Minimally invasive techniques in the management of colorectal conditions: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic colon resection, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopy, endoscopy, pouchoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic resection, oesophagoendoscopy, polypectomy, snare polypectomy
Diverticular disease: diverticulitis, diverticulitis diverticular disease, diverticulitis, intestinal fistulae, intestinal stomas, laparoscopy.
Fecal incontinence, constipation and pelvic floor disorders: anorectal physiology and disorders, fecal incontinence, functional disorders, slow transit constipation, obstetric injury, rectal prolapse.
Clancy, C., O'Leary, D. P., Burke, J. P., Redmond, H. P., Coffey, J. C., Kerin, M. J. and Myers, E. (2015) 'A meta-analysis to determine the oncological implications of conversion in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery', Colorectal Dis, 17(6), 482-90.
Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Commentary on 'Navigating the mesentery: a comparative pre- and per-operative visualization of the vascular anatomy'', Colorectal Dis, 17(9), 818-9.
Coffey, J. C., Culligan, K., Walsh, L. G., Sehgal, R., Dunne, C., McGrath, D., Walsh, D., Moore, M., Staunton, M., Scanlon, T., Dewhurst, C., Kenny, B., O'Riordan, C., O'Brien, J. M., Quondamatteo, F. and Dockery, P. (2015) 'An appraisal of the computed axial tomographic appearance of the human mesentery based on mesenteric contiguity from the duodenojejunal flexure to the mesorectal level', Eur Radiol.
Coffey, J. C., Dillon, M., Sehgal, R., Dockery, P., Quondamatteo, F., Walsh, D. and Walsh, L. (2015) 'Mesenteric-Based Surgery Exploits Gastrointestinal, Peritoneal, Mesenteric and Fascial Continuity from Duodenojejunal Flexure to the Anorectal Junction - A Review', Dig Surg, 32(4), 291-300.
Coffey, J. C., Dillon, M. F., O'Driscoll, J. S. and Faul, E. (2015) 'Transanal total mesocolic excision (taTME) as part of ileoanal pouch formation in ulcerative colitis-first report of a case', Int J Colorectal Dis.
Hogan, J., Chang, K. H., Duff, G., Samaha, G., Kelly, N., Burton, M., Burton, E. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Lymphovascular invasion: a comprehensive appraisal in colon and rectal adenocarcinoma', Dis Colon Rectum, 58(6), 547-55.
Hogan, J. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'The Authors Reply. (Letter)', Diseases of the Colon, Rectum, 58(6), 390-391.
Hogan, J., DeJulius, K., Li, X., Coffey, J. C. and Kalady, M. F. (2015) 'Transcriptional profiles underpin microsatellite status and associated features in colon cancer', Gene.
Hogan, J., Dejulius, K., Liu, X., Coffey, J. C. and Kalady, M. F. (2015) 'Transcriptomic profiles differentiate normal rectal epithelium and adenocarcinoma', Int Surg, 100(5), 818-826.
Hogan, J., Samaha, G., Burke, J., Chang, K. H., Condon, E., Waldron, D. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Emergency presenting colon cancer is an independent predictor of adverse disease-free survival', Int Surg, 100(1), 77-86.
Kearney, D. E. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'A Randomized Trial of Laparoscopic versus Open Surgery for Rectal Cancer', N Engl J Med, 373(2), 194.
Lally, K., Nathan, V. Y., Dunne, S., McGrath, D., Cullen, W., Meagher, D., Coffey, J. C. and Dunne, C. (2015) 'Awareness of sexually transmitted infection and protection methods among university students in Ireland', Ir J Med Sci, 184(1), 135-42.
Lavelle, A., Lennon, G., O'Sullivan, O., Docherty, N., Balfe, A., Maguire, A., Mulcahy, H. E., Doherty, G., O'Donoghue, D., Hyland, J., Ross, R. P., Coffey, J. C., Sheahan, K., Cotter, P. D., Shanahan, F., Winter, D. C. and O'Connell, P. R. (2015) 'Spatial variation of the colonic microbiota in patients with ulcerative colitis and control volunteers', Gut.
O'Connor, C., Powell, J., Finnegan, C., O'Gorman, A., Barrett, S., Hopkins, K. L., Pichon, B., Hill, R., Power, L., Woodford, N., Coffey, J. C., Kearns, A., O'Connell, N. H. and Dunne, C. (2015) 'Incidence, management and outcomes of the first cfr-mediated linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis outbreak in a tertiary referral centre in the Republic of Ireland', J Hosp Infect.
Power, C. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Anastomotic leak is not associated with oncologic outcome in patients undergoing low anterior resection for rectal cancer', Ann Surg, 261(3), e74.
Clancy, C., Burke, J. P., Chang, K. H. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'The effect of hysterectomy on colonoscopy completion: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Dis Colon Rectum, 57(11), 1317-23.
Coffey, J. C., Sehgal, R., Culligan, K., Dunne, C., McGrath, D., Lawes, N. and Walsh, D. (2014) 'Terminology and nomenclature in colonic surgery: universal application of a rule-based approach derived from updates on mesenteric anatomy', Tech Coloproctol, 18(9), 789-94.
Culligan, K., Sehgal, R., Mulligan, D., Dunne, C., Walsh, S., Quondamatteo, F., Dockery, P. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'A detailed appraisal of mesocolic lymphangiology--an immunohistochemical and stereological analysis', J Anat, 225(4), 463-72.
Culligan, K., Walsh, S., Dunne, C., Walsh, M., Ryan, S., Quondamatteo, F., Dockery, P. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'The mesocolon: a histological and electron microscopic characterization of the mesenteric attachment of the colon prior to and after surgical mobilization', Ann Surg, 260(6), 1048-56.
East, J. M., Hogan, J., Samaha, G., Medani, M., MacKerricher, W., Polinkevych, S., Walsh, S. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Ratios derived from an array of standard haematological indices predict the oncological outcome in colon cancer', Colorectal Dis, 16(6), 442-9.
Healy, D. A., Khan, W. A., Wong, C. S., Moloney, M. C., Grace, P. A., Coffey, J. C., Dunne, C., Walsh, S. R., Sadat, U., Gaunt, M. E., Chen, S., Tehrani, S., Hausenloy, D. J., Yellon, D. M., Kramer, R. S., Zimmerman, R. F., Lomivorotov, V. V., Shmyrev, V. A., Ponomarev, D. N., Rahman, I. A., Mascaro, J. G., Bonser, R. S., Jeon, Y., Hong, D. M., Wagner, R., Thielmann, M., Heusch, G., Zacharowski, K., Meybohm, P., Bein, B. and Tang, T. Y. (2014) 'Remote preconditioning and major clinical complications following adult cardiovascular surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis', Int J Cardiol, 176(1), 20-31.
Hogan, J., Judge, C., O'Callaghan, M., Aziz, A., O'Connor, C., Burke, J., Dunne, C., Walsh, S., Kalady, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Introducing a novel and robust technique for determining lymph node status in colorectal cancer', Ann Surg, 260(1), 94-102.
Hogan, J., O'Rourke, C., Duff, G., Burton, M., Kelly, N., Burke, J. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Preoperative staging CT thorax in patients with colorectal cancer: its clinical importance', Dis Colon Rectum, 57(11), 1260-6.
Lennon, G., Balfe, A., Earley, H., Devane, L. A., Lavelle, A., Winter, D. C., Coffey, J. C. and O'Connell, P. R. (2014) 'Influences of the colonic microbiome on the mucous gel layer in ulcerative colitis', Gut Microbes, 5(3), 277-85.
O’Connor, C., O’Connell, N. H., Power, L., Merrigan, A., Tormey, S., Coffey, J. C., Linnane, B. and Dunne, C. (2014) 'A case of Panton–Valentine leucocidin toxin?positive Staphylococcus aureus?mediated neonatal mastitis', JMM Case Reports, 3(2014), e004119.
O'Connell, N. H., O'Connor, C., O'Mahony, J., Lobo, R., Hayes, M., Masterson, E., Larvin, M., Coffey, J. C. and Dunne, C. (2014) 'A commentary on the disparate perspectives of clinical microbiologists and surgeons: Ad hoc antimicrobial use', Bioengineered, 5(4).
Sehgal, R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Comprehensive standardization of complete mesocolic surgery is now possible', Tech Coloproctol, 18(7), 675-6.
Sehgal, R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'The development of consensus for complete mesocolic excision (CME) should commence with standardisation of anatomy and related terminology', Int J Colorectal Dis, 29(6), 763-4.
Sehgal, R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Historical development of mesenteric anatomy provides a universally applicable anatomic paradigm for complete/total mesocolic excision', Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf), 2(4), 245-50.
Sehgal, R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Standardization of the nomenclature based on contemporary mesocolic anatomy is paramount prior to performing a complete mesocolic excision', Int J Colorectal Dis, 29(4), 543-4.
Boland, M. R., Noorani, A., Varty, K., Coffey, J. C., Agha, R. and Walsh, S. R. (2013) 'Perioperative fluid restriction in major abdominal surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, clinical trials', World J Surg, 37(6), 1193-202.
Boyle, E., Healy, D., Hill, A. D., O'Connell, P. R., Kerin, M., McHugh, S., Coyle, P., Kelly, J., Walsh, S. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Career choices of today's medical students: where does surgery rank?', Ir J Med Sci, 182(3), 337-43.
Burke, J. P., Coffey, J. C., Boyle, E., Keane, F. and McNamara, D. A. (2013) 'Early outcomes for rectal cancer surgery in the republic of ireland following a national centralization program', Ann Surg Oncol, 20(11), 3414-21.
Burke, J. P., Velupillai, Y., O'Connell, P. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'National trends in intestinal resection for Crohn's disease in the post-biologic era', Int J Colorectal Dis, 28(10), 1401-6.
Carroll, P. J., Gibson, D., El-Faedy, O., Dunne, C., Coffey, J. C., Hannigan, A. and Walsh, S. R. (2013) 'Surgeon-performed ultrasound at the bedside for the detection of appendicitis and gallstones: systematic review and meta-analysis', Am J Surg, 205(1), 102-8.
Chang, K. H., Burke, J. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Infliximab versus cyclosporine as rescue therapy in acute severe steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Int J Colorectal Dis, 28(3), 287-93.
Clancy, C., Burke, J. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'KRAS mutation does not predict the efficacy of neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Surg Oncol, 22(2), 105-11.
Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Surgical anatomy and anatomic surgery - Clinical and scientific mutualism', Surgeon, 11(4), 177-82.
Culligan, K., Remzi, F. H., Soop, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Review of nomenclature in colonic surgery--proposal of a standardised nomenclature based on mesocolic anatomy', Surgeon, 11(1), 1-5.
Duff, G. P., Chang, K. H., Peirce, C. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Coexistent widespread small intestinal and colonic diverticular disease', BMJ Case Rep, 2013.
Fitzgerald, J. M., Krause, K. E., Yermak, D., Dunne, S., Hannigan, A., Cullen, W., Meagher, D., McGrath, D., Finucane, P., Coffey, J. C. and Dunne, C. (2013) 'The first survey of attitudes of medical students in Ireland towards termination of pregnancy', J Med Ethics, 40(10), 710-3.
Healy, D. A., Aziz, A., Wong, M., Clarke Moloney, M., Coffey, J. C., Grace, P. A., Kinsella, S. and Walsh, S. R. (2013) 'A descriptive cost analysis study of cases of right iliac fossa pain', Int J Surg, 11(7), 524-8.
Healy, D. A., Murphy, S. P., Burke, J. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Artificial interfaces ("AI") in surgery: historic development, current status and program implementation in the public health sector', Surg Oncol, 22(2), 77-85.
Hogan, J., O'Connor, C., Aziz, A., O'Callaghan, M., Judge, C., Dunne, C., Burke, J., Walsh, S., Kalady, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Consensus transcriptomic profiles can be utilised to differentiate node negative and node positive colorectal cancer', International Journal of Surgery, 11(8), 600.
McCartan, D. P., Burke, J. P., Walsh, S. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Purse-string approximation is superior to primary skin closure following stoma reversal: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Tech Coloproctol, 17(4), 345-51.
Medani, M., Kelly, N., Samaha, G., Duff, G., Healy, V., Mulcahy, E., Condon, E., Waldron, D., Saunders, J. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'An appraisal of lymph node ratio in colon and rectal cancer: not one size fits all', Int J Colorectal Dis, 28(10), 1377-84.
O'Leary, D. P., Myers, E., Waldron, D. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Beware the contracted gallbladder - Ultrasonic predictors of conversion', Surgeon, 11(4), 187-90.
O'Malley, E., Boyle, E., O'Callaghan, A., Coffey, J. C. and Walsh, S. R. (2013) 'Role of laparoscopy in penetrating abdominal trauma: a systematic review', World J Surg, 37(1), 113-22.
Quintyne, K. I., Woulfe, B., Coffey, J. C. and Gupta, R. K. (2013) 'Correlation between Nottingham Prognostic Index and Adjuvant! Online prognostic tools in patients with early-stage breast cancer in Mid-Western Ireland', Clin Breast Cancer, 13(4), 233-8.
Solon, J. G., Burke, J. P., Walsh, S. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'The effect of NOD2 polymorphism on postsurgical recurrence in Crohn's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of available literature', Inflamm Bowel Dis, 19(5), 1099-105.
Talha, S., Burke, J. P., Waldron, D., Coffey, J. C. and Condon, E. (2013) 'Early quality of life outcomes following Doppler guided transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation: a prospective observational study', Acta Gastroenterol Belg, 76(2), 231-4.
Hull, T. L., Joyce, M. R., Geisler, D. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2012) 'Adhesions after laparoscopic and open ileal pouch-anal anastomosis surgery for ulcerative colitis', Br J Surg, 99(2), 270-5.
Kiran, R. P., Ahmed Ali, U., Coffey, J. C., Vogel, J. D., Pokala, N. and Fazio, V. W. (2012) 'Impact of resident participation in surgical operations on postoperative outcomes: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program', Ann Surg, 256(3), 469-75.
O'Connor, C. T., O'Callaghan, M. E., Aziz, A., Dunne, C., Walsh, S. R., Kalady, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2012) 'An evaluation and application of publically available microarray data repositories in colorectal cancer-generation and enrichment of a consensus profile differentiating colorectal primary and metastatic tumours', Ir J Med Sci, 181(1), 21-22.
O'Neill, F., Condon, F., McGloughlin, T., Lenehan, B., Coffey, J. C. and Walsh, M. (2012) 'Validity of synthetic bone as a substitute for osteoporotic cadaveric femoral heads in mechanical testing: A biomechanical study', Bone Joint Res, 1(4), 50-5.
Wong, C. S., Healy, D., Canning, C., Coffey, J. C., Boyle, J. R. and Walsh, S. R. (2012) 'A systematic review of spinal cord injury and cerebrospinal fluid drainage after thoracic aortic endografting', J Vasc Surg, 56(5), 1438-47.
Kronberg, U., Kiran, R. P., Soliman, M. S., Hammel, J. P., Galway, U., Coffey, J. C. and Fazio, V. W. (2011) 'A characterization of factors determining postoperative ileus after laparoscopic colectomy enables the generation of a novel predictive score', Ann Surg, 253(1), 78-81.
O'Neill, F., Condon, F., McGloughlin, T., Lenehan, B., Coffey, J. C. and Walsh, M. (2011) 'Dynamic hip screw versus DHS blade: a biomechanical comparison of the fixation achieved by each implant in bone', J Bone Joint Surg Br, 93(5), 616-21.
Romics, L., Jr., Dy, E. A., Coffey, J. C., Herlihy, D., Aftab, F., Chaudhry, M. Z., Fogarty, K., O'Donnell, J. A. and Redmond, H. P. (2011) 'Initial experiences with isolated limb perfusion for unresectable melanoma of the limb', Ir J Med Sci, 180(2), 517-20.
Rowan, F., Docherty, N. G., Murphy, M., Murphy, T. B., Coffey, J. C. and O'Connell, P. R. (2011) 'Ileal pouch microbial diversity', Ann Surg, 254(4), 669; author reply 669-70.
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.
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 Eamon G. Kavanagh, MD, FRCSI, FEBVS, graduated from UCC in 1993 and underwent basic surgical training at Cork University Hospital. He was awarded an Ainsworth scholarship to conduct research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston and received an MD by thesis from UCC. He completed Higher Surgical Training in Ireland with an Endovascular Fellowship at St James's Hospital Dublin 2004-5.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the European Board of Vascular Surgery and he is the Irish Association of Vascular Surgeons representative at the European Union of Medical Specialties Council.
Mr Kavanagh is an adjunct Senior Lecturer at UL Graduate Entry Medical School and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at University Hospitals Limerick and has worked in Barringtons Hospital as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon since 2005.
Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, Carotid artery disease, Peripheral arterial disease - Angioplasty and Stenting, Arterial bypass surgery, Minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins, leg ulcers and all aspects of venous disease
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.