Operating Theatre

The Operating Department team at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee comprises of skilled perioperative nursing staff, Health Care professionals, Consultant Anesthetists and Consultant Surgeons all being part of the multi-disciplinary team. The essence of perioperative nursing within the department is to provide a safe and caring environment for all patients. Operating Department nurses have the specialised skills and technical knowledge to implement and plan programmes of patient care. Skilled perioperative nursing assistance is provided to the patient.


The Operating Theatre Department consists of-

  • State of the art facilities which  includes 4 Ultra Clean Ventilation Theatres.
  •  One of these being a Laser compliant Theatre, for Urology and Vascular services.
  •  A post Anaesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Area); and 
  •  Hospital Sterile Supplies Unit.


Services Offered

  • ENT
  • General
  • Oral
  • Vascular / Laser
  • Ophthalmic
  • 24 hour Emergency Surgery in Kerry
  • Orthopedic
  • General and Minimal Invasive Surgery
  • Urology
  • Gynaecology
  • Plastics.



  • Via consultants room
  • Access to a full range of minor surgical procedures on an outpatient basis will be facilitated within seven days of referral.



The Operating Theatre at the Bon Secours Tralee is located on the first floor of the hospital adjacent to the Day Ward and Intensive Care Unit.

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Ishteaque Ahmed
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Operating Theatre ENT Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 716 4548 Fax: 066 716 4549

Mr. Ishteaque Ahmed

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Ishteaque Ahmed is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee and has completed his Specialist training in both the UK and in Ireland.

Mr Ahmed has partcipated in publications, research projects and presentations; including presenting his work at the Munster ENT Group and Irish Otolaryngology society meeting and the Annual Meeting of the British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology.

Mr Ahmed’s teaching experience includes; lecturing to third and fourth year medical students at Cork University Hospital. Mr Ahmed regularly holds presentations for the para medical staff of the HSE, which includes lectures to the district and community nurses.


Areas of Interest

Mr Ahmed a specialist interest in Nasal conditions and all aspects of General ENT Surgery. 

Contact Details

  • Mr. Ishteaque Ahmed
John Buckley
Consultant Urologist
Urology, Operating Theatre
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: (066) 7149897 (Direct) Fax: Fax: (066) 7149866

Mr. John Buckley

Consultant Urologist


Mr. Buckley’s first introduction to Urological surgery was in Boston in the University Medical Centre where he was exposed to Dr. R. Krane's Unit. He also assisted at vascular access procedures and renal transplantation.

Mr. Buckley has been a full time Urological Surgeon since 1987. He is fully trained in all aspects of open and endoscopic Urological surgery. He has extensive experience in Urodynamics, Urogynaecology and the surgery of the incontinent patient. Mr. Buckley is fully trained in all aspects of stone surgery, including open, ureteroscopic and percutanous stone management. He is experienced in the use of a number of lithotripters. He is fully trained in all aspects of urinary tract reconstruction, including ureteric replacement, bladder augmentation, continent diversion, the insertion of the artificial urinary sphincter and urethral reconstruction. Mr. Buckley trained in the management of the spina bifida and spinal injured patients and in the managing of neuro-urology and the neuropathic bladder. He is trained in the management of paediatric patient including hypospadius repair, urethral reconstruction, ureteric reimplantation and the management of the upper tract obstruction and continent diversion. Mr. Buckley is also trained in andrology and renal transplantation. He is trained in cancer surgery of the urinary tract including radical nephrectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, radical cystoruethrectomy and radical prostatectomy

Additional Information

Medical Societies

President, Medical Students Representative Council           1978 - 1979

Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland                       1984 - Present

Member, Scottish Urological Oncology Group                     1989 - Present

Member, British Associations Urological Surgeons

Member, Junior Advisory Committee to Glasgow Royal     1990 - Present

College of Surgeons and Physicians                                     1990 - 1993

Member, West of Scotland Urology Group                           1990 - Present

Corresponding Member American Association of Urology  1991 Present

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  • Mr. John Buckley
Ghulam Gardezi
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics , Operating Theatre, Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 714 9892 Fax: 066 714 9805

Mr. Ghulam Gardezi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Mr. Ghulam Gardezi is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in hip and knee arthroplasty (replacement), arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament repairs.

Mr. Gardezi began his orthopaedic training in 1986 in Mayo Hospital, Lahore, before moving to the Acute Trauma and Orthopaedic Department at University Hospital Kerry in 1989. Mr. Gardezi began his higher surgical training in 1994 at Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital, completing his training in Beaumont, St. James’s and Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin.

Mr. Gardezi received his FRCSI in Trauma and Orthopaedcs in 1993, and received his FRCSEd from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993.  

Specialist Interest

Mr. Gardezi’s subspecialty is lower limb surgeroy; hip and knee arthroplasty and anterior cruciate ligament repairs.

Examples of procedures undertaken by Mr. Gardezi include, but are not limited to,

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentisis major joint bursa
  • Arthrocentisis wrist/elbow/ankle
  • Arthroplasty of Hip (hip replacement)
  • Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction/repair/menisectomy
  • Arthroscopy of knee for removal of cartilage, loose body or foreign body, synovectomy, debridement
  • Carpal tunnel, decompression
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Evacuation of Haematoma
  • Excision Baker's Cyst
  • Excision Exostosis
  • Excision Pre Patella Bursa
  • External Fixation Distal Fractured Colles
  • External Fixation Distal Phalanx
  • External Fixation Distal Radias
  • Fractured Femur
  • Hammertoe    
  • Hammertoe Bilateral
  • Hammertoe, unilateral, correction of (Terminal Symes Procedure)
  • Internal fixation Fracture (Colles'), internal fixation of
  • Manipulation Hip/Shoulder under GA
  • Metatarsal Osteo
  • Metatarsal Osteo (Bilateral)
  • Prosthetic replacement (total) of knee joint, unilateral
  • Removal of ganglion
  • Removal of Ganglion (2)
  • Removal of Plates and Screws
  • Repair of Ruptured Achilles tendon
  • Simple Bunionectomy
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation Toe
  • Trigger finger correction


Education & Expertise

  • MBBS, King Edward Medical College, Lahore
  • FRSCI Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
  • FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh


Contact Details

  • Mr. Ghulam Gardezi
Paul Keogh
Consultant Oral Surgeon
Oral Surgery, Operating Theatre Oral Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 7149842 Fax: 066 7164502

Mr. Paul Keogh

Consultant Oral Surgeon


Mr Keogh is a Consultant Oral Surgeon with extensive experience in all aspects of Oral Surgery.  

Mr Keogh was apppointed as a Consultant Oral Surgeon to the Bon secours Hospital Tralee in October 2004

Mr Keogh has lectured in anatomy and physiology at Trinity College Dublin, and was a fulltime Clinical Supervisor at Dublin Dental School and Hospital.

He is currently a clinical senior lecturer in UCC and a lecturer in Forensic Medicine in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Mr Keogh has particpated in numerous Presentations and Publications, along with being a member of the Irish Dental Association,  American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons , American Society of Forensic Odontology,and the International Association of Dental Research (Irish Division) 

Areas of Interest

Mr Paul Keogh has experience in all aspects of Oral Surgery, with a special interest in the treatment of benign cysts and tumours of the oral cavity. 


Dublin Dental School and Hospital

Mater Misercordiae Hospital, Dublin

Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children,Crumlin, Dublin.

National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght , Dublin

The Children’s Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin.

Office of the State Pathologist, Dublin

Hereford & Worcester Health Authority, United Kingdom.

General Dental Practice, Redditch, United Kingdom.

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  • Mr. Paul Keogh
Ross Kingston
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics , Operating Theatre, Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 716 4512 Fax: 066 716 4574

Mr. Ross Kingston

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Mr. Ross Kingston is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in shoulder and upper limb surgery including rotator cuff repair, arthroscopy, stabilisation surgery, shoulder and elbow replacement and shoulder reconstruction.  

Mr. Kingston began his orthopaedic training in 1998, working in the Regional Orthopaedic Hospital, Limerick as well as Connolly Memorial, Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital and Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, before beginning his higher Surgical Training in 2001, in Hospitals including Beaumont, Mater Dublin,Temple Street and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Mr. Kingston, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, received his FRCSI in Trauma and Orthopaedcs in 2005, and received his M.Ch through RCSI and UCD in 2006.

Mr. Kingston completed an upper limb felowship in Melbourne and joined the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee in 2007. Mr. Kingston, an active member of both the Irish and American Shoulder and Elbow Society and is recognised for excellent patient outcomes and advanced surgical technique, including superior capsular reconstruction for treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tears.

Specialist Interest

Mr. Kingston’s subspecialty is upper limb/shoulder surgery including arthroscopic techniques, shoudler and elbow replacement and shouler reconstruction.

Education & Expertise


FRSCI (Traume and Orthopaeics) 2005

M. Ch. (RCSI/UCD) 2006


Sylvester O’Halloran Poster Prize, 1998

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Award, 2000

Best Paper, Irish Orthopaedic Associaion, 2003

Cappagh Prize, 2003

Contact Details

  • Mr. Ross Kingston
Max B. Mahendran
Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Operating Theatre, Vascular Surgey Vascular Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 712 7601 Fax: 066 716 7116

Mr. Max B. Mahendran

Consultant Vascular Surgeon


Mr Mahendran graduated in medicine in the Chennai University of India. He went on to complete his surgical training in the United Kingdom in 1991 and graduated with his surgical fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Mr Mahendran moved to Ireland in 1995 to continue his higher surgical training. He has had extensive surgical training in specialised units, in Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary, Liver Transplant and Thoracic surgery. Since 2002, Mr Mahendran has trained in numerous hospitals around Ireland, where he specialised in Vascular and Endovascular surgery involving arterial and venous diseases. He developed a special interest in the treatment of Varicose vein diseases and venous Ulcers and attained specialist Phlebology training at multiple varicose veins treatment & training centres around the world, USA, UK, Italy, Germany, Latvia, Slovenia and Poland. He has memberships with various organisations and continues to incorporate up to date techniques within his practice of minimally invasive venous treatments.

Mr Mahendran has taken many opportunities to teach throughout his career. He was appointed as the Senior lecturer in vascular surgery at the National University of Ireland in Galway where he taught medical students, nursing and biomedical engineering students. He was deeply involved as a mentor in the research programmes for medical and biomedical engineering students. He developed the Endovascular training and vascular nurse training programmes for the Western Vascular Institute. He served as a Director on the board of Western Vascular Institute.

Mr Mahendran was the first vascular surgeon to introduce minimally invasive venous treatment technologies in the Munster region. He set up the Phlebology practice dedicated to specifically treat varicose veins, at the Bon Secours Tralee in 2009. Here, he promotes Healthy Legs for Healthy Living by improving awareness regarding venous problems within the community. 

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  • Mr. Max B. Mahendran
Muhammad Umar
Consultant Gynaecologist
Operating Theatre, Gynaecology Gynaecology
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 7149890 Fax: 066 7164547

Mr. Muhammad Umar

Consultant Gynaecologist


Mr Umar graduated from the King Edward University in Pakistan in 1993. Mr Umar then moved to the UK where he completed his membership examinations at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London.

Mr Umar moved to Ireland in 1996, where he carried out his Specialist training in major hospitals throughout the Country ; including Mid Western Regional Maternity Hospital and Barringtons Hospital in Limerick. Mr Umar earned his Specialist title in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2010.

Mr Umar has been actively involved in teaching students from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the University College Cork. Mr Umar has participated in numerous publications, research projects and presentations, as well as being a member of the European Urogynaecoologist Association and the British Society of Certified Colposcopists

Specialist Interest 

Mr Umar’s professional interests include all urinary issues with a focus on the treatment of urinary incontinence, management of pelvic organ prolapse, MESH implantation, minimal invasive treatments of period problems, Laparoscopic surgery, Infertility investigations & treatment, and hormone replacement therapy. 



MB BS –King Edward Medical College, Pakistan (1993)

M.R.C.O.G. –Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists,UK (2002)

BSCCP- Certified & Accredited Colposcopist (2002)

G.M.C (UK) Specialist Registration



Barringtons Hospital Limerick

University Maternity Hospital, Limerick

Kerry University Hospital



Study for Publication, IJMed Sciences, 2012 Title; Tension Free Vaginal Tape (TVT-0) Comparison for day procedure  vs. Overnight Stay:retrospective case series study.

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  • Mr. Muhammad Umar
David Wallace
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology, Operating Theatre Ophthalmology
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 714 9893 Fax: 066 714 9843

Mr. David Wallace

Consultant Ophthalmologist


Mr Wallace,a Limerick native, graduated in medicine from University College Cork in 1991. Following graduation, Mr Wallace was awarded a Diploma in Child Health in 1993 and a Diploma in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1995.  As well as receiving a Diploma in Medical Management from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1996, the same year Mr Wallace became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Ophth) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (Ophth). Mr Wallace was awarded the European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma in 1997.  Mr Wallace completed his Specialist training in Ireland which included working at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Mater and Beaumont Hospitals in Dublin. During this time, Mr Wallace was a Clinical tutor for Trinity College. Mr Wallace has participated in publications, research projects and presentations, which includes presenting at the Irish Royal College of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and the Royal Academy of Medicine.


Specialist Interest

Mr Wallace has a specialist interest in Cataract and Eyelid Surgery. He has performed over 6,000 Cataract operations and is supported in his surgery by experienced Anaesthetic colleagues, Clinic and Nursing team. He is assisted in the practice by his colleague Mr Paidi O’Domhnaill in providing a comprehensive eye service, including care of Patients with Glaucoma and Age-related Macular Degeneration



1991 M.B, B.Ch., B.A.O

1993 Diploma in Child Health

1995 Diploma in Opthalmology (RCSI)

1995-1996 Diploma in Medical Management (RCSI)

1996 FRCSEd

1996 FRCSI (Opth)

1997 European Board of Opthalmology Diploma


Previous Appointments & Training Posts

Cork University Hospital

Erinville Hospital Cork

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin

St Vincents Hospital, Dublin

Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin

National Children’s Hopital

Beaumont Hospital, Dublin


Professional Affiliations

Member of Irish College of Ophthalmologists

Member of American Academy of Ophthalmologists



Contact Details

  • Mr. David Wallace

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