Our General Surgery teams evaluate and treat a full range of general surgery conditions and perform a range of open and, more commonly, laparoscopic procedures. A minimally invasive approach to surgery, laparoscopic procedures afford our patients the benefit of smaller incisions, less pain, fewer heart, lung and wound complications and shortened hospital stay.
Our General Surgeons have special interests including colorectal and upper gastrointestinal surgery. Our surgeons work closely with other medical specialties to provide optimal patient care and collaborate with other departments in the hospital including the Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Department. Collaboration by our Surgeons with referring physicians is an essential part of the management of every patient’s care.
The surgical removal of the vermiform appendix.
The removal of a sample of tissue for examination under a microscope to check for cancer cells or other abnormalities.
Hemorrhoidectomy is surgery to remove hemorrhoids.
Laparoscopic colectomy, also called minimally invasivecolectomy, involves several small incisions in your abdomen. Your surgeon passes a tiny video camera through one incision and special surgical tools through the other incisions.
It is an operation to surgically remove the rectum via the abdomen and to restore continuity of the bowel
Mr Nasir Z. Ahmad is a qualified General Surgeon with specialist interest in Colorectal surgery. Mr Ahmad completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal surgery at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth. Mr Ahmad is involved primarily in the management of colorectal cancer and also in the management of patients with IBD. Mr Ahmad has worked in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin and University College Hospital Galway. Mr Ahmad also worked as a clinical lecturer at RCSI.
• Laparoscopic colorectal surgery for benign and malignant conditions
• Minor and major anorectal conditions
• Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy
• Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and abdominal wall hernia
• Acute General Surgery
PG Dip HPE
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.
The European Board of Surgery (UEMS)
Intercollegiate Specialty Board
Master of Medical Science (Surgery)
National University of Ireland, Galway
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Ahmad NZ, Khan JS. Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy – video vignette. Colorectal Dis. 2017 Apr 18. doi: 10.1111/codi. 13683. [Epub ahead of print]
Ahmad NZ, A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized studies comparing laparoscopic and open abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer. Colorectal Diseases. 2013 Mar; 15(3):269-77 (Citations: 12)
Ahmad NZ, Ahmed A. Rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy in colorectal clinics? Appraisal through a systematic review and meta analysis. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech. 2012 Jun;22(5):479-87 (Citations: 1)
Ahmad NZ, Ahmed A. Meta-analysis of the Effectiveness of Surgical Scalpel or Diathermy in Making Abdominal Skin Incisions. Annals of Surgery 2011; 253(1): 8-13 (Citations: 1)
Ahmad NZ, Routine testing of liver function before and after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Is it necessary? JSLS 2011; 15(1):65-9 (Citations: 4)
Ahmad NZ, Ahmed A. A meta analysis of methylene blue directed biopsies versus random biopsies in surveillance of Barrett’s oesophagus. Esophagus 2010; 7(4): 207-213 (Citations: 2)
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.
Mr Iqbal has a Specialist interest in all aspects of General and Colorectal Surgery.
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
Upper and lower GI endoscopy
Laparoscopic general surgery.
Open and laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Laparoscopic and open hernia incisional/inguinal and recurrent surgery
Mr Muhammad Mustaque is a Consultant General Surgeon at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee. Mr Mustaque graduated in 1994 and did his surgical training in Pakistan before receiving a Fellowship at the College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan 2000 (FCPS).
Mr Mustaque undertook his Higher Surgical training in Ireland and was awarded a Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland (FRCSI) 2003 and Intercollegiate Speciality Board Examination in Surgery FRCS (Gen) in 2009.
Mr Mustaque has been working as a Consultant General Surgeon for the past five years with his most recent appointment having been in Cork University Hospital.
Mr Muhammad Mustaque has a specialist interest in all aspects of General Surgery including; upper and lower GI endoscopy, Laparoscopic General/ surgery, Laparascopic and open incisional/ inguinal and recurrent hernia surgery, Thyroid, parathyroid and laparoscopic adrenal surgery and Acute General Surgery.
Professional diploma in Clinical Leadership
Institute of Leadership at RCSI, Dublin 2017
FRCS(GEN) Intercollegiate specialty board September,2009
FRCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland July 2003
FCPS (Surgery) College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan June 2000
M.B.B.S. Quaid-e-Azam Medical College
(Islamia University) Bahawalpur ,Pakistan 1988 to 1993
1.Clinical Presentation of Liver abscesses.
Muhammad Mushtaque, Ghulam Mustafa Nandwani, Asadullah Khan.
J Surg Pak Sep 2002;7(3):43-6
2. Experience of Bile duct injury at JPMC Karachi ,Pakistan.
Muhammad Mushtaque, Ghulam Mustafa Nandwani, Muhammad Ali, Asadullah Khan.
J Surg Pak Mar 2002;7(1):31-3.
3. Tuberculosis of the Breast
Asma Hanif, Mushtaque. M, Kamran Malik, Asadullah Khan. J Surg Pak Sep 2002;7(3):26-8
4.Life threatening complications of pleurocentesis.
Poster presentation at Intensive care society of Ireland( ICSI) annual meeting. Galway November 15th 2003.
M.Mushtaque, Jeanne Moriarty
5.Diagnosis and Subsequent management of Anterior Pappillery rupture
Authors: Dr. M. B. White, Mr. M. Mushtaque, Dr. R. whitty
A case Report, ESA meeting at Lizbon, Portugal, 5-8th June, 2004
Mr Brian Waldron is a well-established and widely known surgeon in Kerry who is based at University Hospital Kerry (UHK). Mr Waldron is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon since 2002.
Mr Waldron is a highly experienced consultant and while he performs the majority of his procedures and emergency work in UHK, he provides a half-day session in the Bon Secours every week where he carries out Endoscopy and general surgery on his patients. Mr Waldron also offers consultation to other physicians and surgeons at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.
Mr Brian Waldron has a specialist interest in upper GI Endoscopy which involves looking at the stomach, colonoscopy and various other diagnostic procedures.