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Urology is a specialty of surgery that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract and urogenital system.

The Consultant specialises in problems of the urinary tract and male reproductive system to include: Prostate Cancer, Erectile dysfunction, Bladder cancer, Overactive Bladder, Sexual Health, Benign prostate hyperplasia, Testicular cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Genito-urinary disorders, Prostatitis Bladder disease, Adrenal disorders, Penile cancer, Kidney and renal disorders, Penile reconstructive surgery.

The range of activity available at the hospital includes the management and treatment of conditions using the following surgical procedures: Cystoscopy, Epidiymal Cyst, Circumcision, Frenuloplasty.

Access to Service: Please note that a referral letter from a GP will be required for each patient attending the consultant. You can post, fax or email it to the relevant department.


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Mr. John Drumm

Urology,Endoscopy Urology

Bon Secours Limerick



Mr. John Drumm



Mr John Drumm graduated from the University College Galway in 1976. He went on to do his fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (1980) and Royal College of Surgeons, England (1981).

In 1985 he was awarded M.Ch from University College Galway and went on to Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery and Urology between 1985 and 1989.


Work History

In 1989 Mr Drumm took up a position in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick as a Consultant in General Surgery and Urology. In 2009, he decided to focus specifically on Urology and in 2012 he joined our team here in Barringtons Hospital as a Consultant Urologist.

He currently works as a Consultant Urologist in Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons.


Other information

Mr Drumm is a member of the European Association of Urology and the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He was the administrative Head of the Department of Surgery at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital for 10 years. Mr Drumm plays an active part in undergraduate and postgraduate surgical teaching.

Contact Details

  • Mr. John Drumm
  • Riverside Clinic, Steamboat Quay, Limerick


Ms. Deirdre Fanning

Urology,Urology Urology

Bon Secours Limerick



Ms. Deirdre Fanning


Ms Fanning originally from County Wexford, graduated with Honours from University College Dublin in 2004. Ms Fanning has completed both Basic Surgical Training and Higher Surgical Training Schemes in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Ms Fanning was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012.

Ms Fanning takes great pride in developing her knowledge and expertise with postgraduate qualifications including an MD from University College Dublin, a Masters in Medical Education from Queens University Belfast and a Diploma in Health Services Management from Westmoreland College, Dublin. Ms Fanning  has received numerous awards and research grants for her work. Ms Fanning is a proud member of learned societies, such as the European Association of Urology, American Urology Association and the Irish Society of Urology.

Ms. Fanning joined the staff of Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons in June 2015, and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee in November 2015.

Areas of Interest

Specialist Interest

Ms Fanning caters for all areas of adult general urology. This encompasses a wide range of conditions including for example Urinary Tract Infections, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stone Disease, Benign Prostate Disease, Superficial Bladder Cancer, Assessment for Prostate Cancer, Scrotal Swellings and Penile Abnormailities.

Additional Information

Publications (2012 onwards)

Moloney J, Drumm J, Fanning DM. A Rare Case of Paratesticular Leiomyosarcoma. Clin Pract. 2012 Feb 14;2(1):e29. PMID: 24765428

Fanning DM, Forde JC, Mohan P. A simple football injury resulting in a Grade 4 renal trauma. BMJ Case Reports 2012 Mar 8;2012. PMID: 22605590

Ma’ayeh M, Power R, Fanning DM. Haematuria in association with Lynch Syndrome. Clin Pract. 2012 Apr 2;2(2):e41. PMID: 24765440

Forde JC, KM O’Connor KM, Fanning DM, Guiney MJ, Grainger R. Ureteric Angioplasty Balloon Placement to Increase Localised Dosage of BCG for Renal Pelvis TCC. Irish Medical Journal 2012 Mar;105(3):87-8. PMID: 22558818

Fanning DM, Flood H. Erythroplasia of Queyrat. Clin Pract. 2012 Jun 7;2(3):e63. PMID: 24765462

Oon SF*, Fanning DM*, Fan Y, Boyce S, Murphy TB, Fitzpatrick JM, Watson RW.

The identification and internal validation of a preoperative serum biomarker panel to determine extracapsular extension in patients with prostate cancer. Prostate. 2012 Mar 13. PMID: 22415934 (Joint First Author)

Meurs P, Galvin R, Fanning DM, Fahey T. Prognostic value of the CAPRA

Clinical prediction rule: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJU Int. 2013 Mar;111(3):427-36. PMID: 22882877

Sullivan JF, Fanning DM, Cheema I, Creagh TC. A Rare Case of Recurrent Urachal Adenocarcinoma of the Bladder. Irish J Med Sci. 2013 May;106(5):147-8. PMID: 23914577

Fanning DM, McDermott TED. Premature Ejaculation – A Short Lived Problem! The Consultant 2013. Autumn Edition

O’Kelly F, Fanning DM, Elamin S, Kiely E, Brady C. Trends and Attitudes Toward Paediatric Circumcision in the South of Ireland. Irish J Med Sci. 2014 Jan 4. PMID:24390818

Fanning DM, Morrin M, Power R. An Unusual Presentation of Hutch Diverticulae. BMJ Case Reports 2014 May 23. PMID:24859560

Thornhill JA, Fanning DM, Davis NF, Ward F, Shamoun O, Brinsden P. Testicular Sperm Extraction and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection: Outcomes in a specialist fertility centre. Irish Medical Journal 2015 Oct;108(9):263-5. PMID: 26625647

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  • Ms. Deirdre Fanning
  • Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons

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