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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.



Service / Condition Treated


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

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.

Laparscopic anterior resection

It is an operation to surgically remove the rectum via the abdomen and to restore continuity of the bowel


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Mr. Nasir Ahmad

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon General Surgery General & Colorectal Surgeon

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 7164515 (Ext 487)

F:066 7164553

Mr. Nasir Ahmad

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon


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.


Specialist Interests

• 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



November 2016

Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.


FEBS (Gen)

May 2016

The European Board of Surgery (UEMS)


FRCS (Gen)

September 2014

Intercollegiate Specialty Board


Master of Medical Science (Surgery)

November 2008

National University of Ireland, Galway



February 2003

Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland



October 2003

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh



May 1991

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)



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  • Mr. Nasir Ahmad

Mr Zafar Iqbal

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon General Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:(066) 714 9895

F:(066) 7149813

Mr Zafar Iqbal

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon


Mr Zafar Iqbal is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Bon Secours Hospital 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.

Specialist Interest 

Mr Iqbal has a Specialist interest in all aspects of General Surgery. 


Intercollegiate Speciality 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

Portincula 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’s of Lourd’s hospital, Drogheda

The Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Tallaght , Dublin

Bon Secours Hospital, Glassnevin, 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

Tralee General Hospital, Co. Kerry


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  • Mr Zafar Iqbal

Mr Kevin Murray

General Surgeon General Surgery, Endoscopy General Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 7164543


Mr Kevin Murray

General Surgeon


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




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  • Mr Kevin Murray

Mr. Muhammad Mushtaque

General Surgeon General Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 7149891

F:066 7164553

Mr. Muhammad Mushtaque

General Surgeon


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


Publications and Presentations

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   




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  • Mr. Muhammad Mushtaque
  • Suite 2A, Kerry Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee.

Mr. Brian Waldron

Consultant General Surgeon Endoscopy, General Surgery General Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 7119778

F:066 7103877

Mr. Brian Waldron

Consultant General Surgeon


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. 


Specialist Interest

Mr Brian Waldron has a specialist interest in upper GI Endoscopy which involves looking at the stomach, colonoscopy and various other diagnostic procedures. 

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  • Mr. Brian Waldron

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