Hand Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is carried out not only to improve physical appearance but also to improving function and enhancing general well-being for people with congenital deformities, those who have had accidents or injuries, and cancer sufferers.

The range of activity available at the hospital includes the management and treatment of conditions using the following surgical procedures: Skin Lesions Breast Surgery Hand Surgery Cosmetic Procedures including: Medical Cosmetics Surgical Cosmetics (Aesthetic Surgery) Access to Service: 

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John Curran
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Plastic Surgery Department, Hand Surgery Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Limerick
Phone: 066-7164540 Fax: 066-7164541

Mr. John Curran

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


Mr Curran, originally from County Donegal, graduated with honours from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001. He was awarded Fellowship of The College (plastic surgery section) in 2012 and was awarded a certificate of completion of surgical training in 2013. Mr Curran then undertook reconstructive surgery fellowships in the UK at The Royal Free Hospital, London and at Broomfield Hospital’s St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns. Mr Curran then completed a further reconstructive surgery fellowship in the USA at The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and a cosmetic surgery fellowship at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Specialist Interest

Mr Curran practices in most aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, with specialist interests in skin cancer surgery, microvascular surgery, breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.



MB BCh BAO (2001)

MCh (2007)

FRCSI (Plast) (2012)


Previous Appointments and Training Posts

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt Sinai

The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Broomfield Hospital, Essex

The Royal Free Hospital, London

St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin

Cork University Hospital

St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

University College Hospital, Galway

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Dublin

Beaumont Hospital, Dublin



Awarded Thesis (for MCh degree):

Type 5 Phosphodiesterase inhibition effects on wound healing and flap survival in diabetes mellitus.


Published Book Chapters:

Wood-Smith DW, Curran JN, Kassira W, (2017). Closed Rhinoplasty, In: Tran TA, Panthaki ZJ, Hoballah JJ, Thaller SR (Eds.), Operative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (pp. 3-7). Springer: Switzerland.


Published Journal Articles:


Sheehan KM, Curran J, Kay EW, Broe P, Grace A, “Well differentiated foetal adenocarcinoma of the lung in a 29-year-old woman”. Journal of Clinical Pathology 2003; 56: 478-479.


Curran JN, Conlon PJ, O'Kelly P, Hickey DP, “Multi Organ Transplantation: A review of the Irish experience”. Irish Medical Journal 2005; 98(8): 235-237.


Curran JN, Crealey M, Sadadcharam G, Fitzpatrick G, O’Donnell M, “Vitamin E: patterns of understanding, use and prescription by health professionals and students at a university teaching hospital”.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2006; 118(1): 248-52.


Curran JN, Winter DC, Bouchier-Hayes D, “The Biological Fate and Clinical Implications of Arginine Metabolism in Tissue Healing”.  Wound Repair and Regeneration, 2006; 14(4): 376-86.


Roche-Nagle G, Curran J, Bouchier-Hayes DJ, Tierney S, “Risk-based evaluation of thromboprophylaxis among surgical inpatients: are low risk patients treated unnecessarily?”.  Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2007; 176(3): 169-73.


Dillon MF, Curran J, Martos R, Walsh C, Walsh J, Al-Azawi D, Lee CS, O'Shea D, “Factors that affect longevity of intravenous cannulas: a prospective study”.  Quarterly Journal of Medicine, 2008; 101(9); 731-5.


Curran JN, McGuigan KG, O’Broin E, “A case of deep burns, while diving the Lusitania”, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2009.12.014. 


Simper JM, Curran JN, Mosahebi A, “Are other companies prepared?”, British Medical Journal, 2012; 344: e2192.


Contact Details

  • Mr. John Curran
  • Suite 2B,Kerry Clinic,Bon Secours Tralee
Vikram Vijh
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Plastic Surgery Department, Hand Surgery Plastic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Limerick
Fax: 061-312939

Mr. Vikram Vijh

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


Work History

Vik Vijh, plastic surgeon in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Mr Vijh is Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Clinical Lead at the NHS Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Birmingham covering the City of Birmingham and the West Midlands region including Herefordshire. Vik Vijh is often considered as one of the best plastic surgeons in the World. Mr Vijh received his training in London and passed the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) examination in 1988. After a formal training programme in general surgery, he achieved the distinction of becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of both England and Edinburgh in 1992.

Mr Vijh is the Managing Director of The Beauty Gurus www.thebeautygurus.com and Editor in Chief of www.thebodybible.org. His previous private surgery positions include being Managing Director of Cosmetic Surgery for a group of 42 UK private hospitals as well as Managing Director of the West Midlands Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship. In his private practice, Mr Vijh serves his “local” communities of Birmingham, Hereford, Worcester and Malvern as well as welcoming patients from all over the UK including London.

Additional Credits

He frequently features on national and regional TV news and is a regular on a host of radio shows as his expertise and opinion is much sought after by the media and of course, patients alike. “10 Years Younger”; “Extreme Makeover”; “You Are What You Eat”; “How Long Have You Got”; “Pineapple Studios” and “Extreme Male Beauty” are some of the TV programmes he has featured in and he is presently filming a new TV show set to air in Autumn 2012. He is also asked to write for many journals and magazines and has also feature written for a national newspaper.


For appointments & queries opening hours are from 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm Mon - Fri

Contact Details

  • Mr. Vikram Vijh
  • Consulting Suites, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons, George's Quay, Limerick.

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