Endoscopy

The Endoscopy unit Bon Secours Tralee provides a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy service to over 5000 patients per annum.

The Endoscopy department at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee provides a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy service to over 5000 patients per annum. The Endoscopy service is ran from a state of the art Endoscopy unit which was opened in May 2015. The Endoscopy unit boasts two fully equipped procedure rooms, a fully equipped 1st stage recovery area which has 12 beds and a discharge lounge with 6 reclining chairs. All Endoscopes are processed in accordance with the relevant standards while using the latest technology in decontamination equipment. The Endoscopy Department also provides an I.T based “Clinical Reporting System” for GPs and patients.

 

Department Location

The Endoscopy Unit is located on the ground floor of the hospital.

 

Opening Hours 

Monday to Friday 07:30am & 06:30pm

 

Appointments

Direct referral

Via GP

Post Consultation

Patients seen in the consultants rooms

In-Patient referral 

Referral from the wards

Bronchoscopy

Examination of the trachae (windpipe), the bronchi (airway branches and some of the lungs).

Bronchoscopy

Examination of the trachae (windpipe), the bronchi (airway branches and some of the lungs).

Colonoscopy

Examination of the lining of the large bowel.

Colonoscopy

Examination of the lining of the large bowel.

ERCP

Detailed x-ray examination of the bile duct and/or pancreas to remove stones or to place a tube if there are narrowed areas.

ERCP

Detailed x-ray examination of the bile duct and/or pancreas to remove stones or to place a tube if there are narrowed areas.

Gastroscopy

Examination of the lining of the oesophagus (gullet) stomach, and duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine.

Gastroscopy

Examination of the lining of the oesophagus (gullet) stomach, and duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine.

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Zulfiqar Hussain
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, General Medicine Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 714 9896 Fax: 066 7149858

Dr. Zulfiqar Hussain

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Biography

Dr Zulfiqar Hussain graduated from Liaquat Medical College, Pakistan in 1997. After graduation, he went on to become a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He received specialist registration in Gastroenterology and Medicine by the Irish Medical Council in 2010 and the General Medical Council in 2012. He has attended conferences both nationally and internationally and has participated in numerous publications. He has taken many opportunities to teach throughout his career. His teaching experience includes giving presentations, clinical tutorials and lectures. He also provided ward rounds to senior house officers and interns. He is a member of the American Association of Gastroenterology. 

Areas of Interest

Dr Hussain’s professional interests include intervention Endoscopy. He has extensive experience in diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy.

Qualifications

FRCPI, FRCP, MRCP, MBBS

Contact Details

  • Dr. Zulfiqar Hussain
  • Suite 6B,Kerry Clinic,Bon Secours Tralee
Zafar Iqbal
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
General Surgery, Endoscopy General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: (066) 714 9895 Fax: (066) 7149813

Mr Zafar Iqbal

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Biography

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. 

Education

  • 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

Contact Details

  • Mr Zafar Iqbal
  • Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, Strand St, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Alan Mulgrew
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Respiratory, Endoscopy, General Medicine Respiratory Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 716 4504 Fax: 066 716 4517

Dr. Alan Mulgrew

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Biography

Dr Mulgrew completed his  Specialist Training in Respiratory and General Medicine in 2004.  Since then, he has taken part in numerous  presentations , research projects and publications.  He has  written chapters for two books regarding  the area of Sleep Apnoea  and other sleep disorders. He was awarded numerous Grant and Fellowship Funding  by the British Columbia Lung Association , the Canadian Institute for Health Research /Heart Stroke Foundation Canada, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Philips Respironics.

Dr Mulgrew’s teaching experience includes lecturing at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. This role included bedside, classroom and lecture based teaching to undergraduates, post graduates and nurses.  He also scheduled and co-ordinated the clinical teaching of 3rd and Final Med RCSI students, planning their curriculum and implementing new teaching strategies.  Dr Mulgrew was awarded the Best Clinical Teacher from Final Med Class 2002 at the RCSI.  He was also awarded Best Clinical Teacher in the Department of Respiratory Medicine, St Vincent’s University Hospital,2004, and was nominated to the student mentoring program. 

Areas of Interest

Dr Mulgrew’s specialist interests include the area of  Respiratory  and General medicine and various sleep disorders. 

Contact Details

  • Dr. Alan Mulgrew
Kevin Murray
General Surgeon
General Surgery, Endoscopy General Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 7164582 Fax: 0667164562

Mr Kevin Murray

General Surgeon

Biography

Mr. Murray, a Consultant General Surgeon, graduated in in 1991 from University College Dublin and undertook his Higher Surgical training in Ireland, England, the United States & Australia. Mr Murray was awarded a Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRSCI) in 1995 and a Master of Surgery from the National University of Ireland in 1999. He subsequently was awarded the FRCS (Gen Surg.) in 2005 upon completion of his Higher Surgical Training. Mr. Murray continues to work as a Consultant General Surgeon at University Hospital Kerry where he is also the Clinical Lead for Endoscopy and the NCSS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Specialist Interests

Upper and lower GI endoscopy

Laparoscopic general surgery.

Open and laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Laparoscopic and open hernia incisional/inguinal and recurrent surgery
 

 

Qualifications

MB BCh NUI FRCSI MCh NUI FRCS (Gen Surg)

Contact Details

  • Mr Kevin Murray

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