Gastroenterology & Endoscopy | UPMC Kildare

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at UPMC Kildare Hospital

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UPMC Kildare Hospital’s Gastroenterology and Endoscopy experts use minimally-invasive techniques to examine the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, large intestine, colon, rectum, and sigmoid colon. One of the key diagnostic tools used by our team is endoscopy.

What is an endoscopy?
An endoscopy is often used to confirm a diagnosis when other devices, such as an MRI, X-ray, or CT scan are considered inappropriate.

The following conditions and illnesses are most commonly investigated or diagnosed with an endoscopy:

  • Cancer Screening
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Anaemia
  • Polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Incontinence
  • Bleeding – secondary to haemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Stomach Ulcers

Types of Endoscopies available at UPMC Kildare:

  • Colonoscopy – examination of the colon and large intestine to detect polyps, tumours, ulceration, inflammation, diverticular colitis, Crohn’s disease, and discovery and removal of foreign bodies.
  • OGD (Oesophageal Gastroduodenoscopy also known as Panendoscopy) – examination of the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
  • Sigmoidoscopy – investigation into lower part of the bowel.
  • Proctoscopy – examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.

Direct Access Endoscopy
UPMC Kildare Hospital also offers Direct Access Endoscopy, where patients can be referred directly from their GP without having to attend a consultant.

Consultants in Direct Access Endoscopy

Professor Humphrey O’Connor, MD, FRCPI, AGAF
Professor Adnan Hafeez, MBBS, FRCSI
Dr. Asghar Qasim, MBBS, MRCP
Dr. Conor O’Brien, MD, FRCPI
Mr. Osama Al Sahaf, MBChB, MSc, MD, FRCSI, FRCS

General, Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Consultant Surgeons

Professor Humphrey O’Connor, MD, FRCPI, AGAF, Consultant Gastroenterologist, whose main areas of interest are:

  • Cancer Screening
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Stomach Ulcers

Secretary: Mags
Office: 045982319 
Mobile: 0830200575


Mr. Diarmuid S. O’Riordain, MD, FRCSI, General, Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Surgery, whose main areas of interest are:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel and Diverticular Disease
  • Proctology, Perianal Conditions
  • Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery, Hernia and Gallstones
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Endoscopy

Secretary: Dolores
Tel: 01-2920595

Professor Adnan Hafeez, MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS (Gen.Surg), whose special interests are:

  • Laparoscopic General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Day Case General Laparoscopic Procedures (Hernia, Cholecystectomy, Diagnostic Pilonidal Sinus, Hemorrhoids, Perianal diseases etc.)

Secretaries: Linda and Rosaleen
Tel: 087-1862667

Dr. Asghar Qasim, MBBS, MRCPI, whose main areas of interest are:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel and Diverticular Disease
  • Endoscopy

Secretary: Lisa
Tel: 086-2257691

Mr. Osama Al Sahaf, MBChB, MSc, MD, FRCSI, FRCS, general and gastrointestinal surgery, whose main areas of interest are:

  • Endoscopy: upper and lower GI diagnostic and therapeutic (excision of polyps, banding, or injection of haemorrhoids)
  • Minor operative procedures: excision of skin lesions, bumps, and lumps, and ingrown toenails
  • Proctology: haemorrhoidectomy, injections, or sphincterotomy for fissures, fistulotomy and insertion of seton for fistula
  • Pilonidal sinus surgery
  • Inguinal and abdominal wall hernia repairs
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Tel: 083-02959879

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