Gastroenterology & Endoscopy | UPMC Kildare

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at UPMC Kildare

UPMC Kildare’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 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 Adnan Hafeez, MBBS, FRCSI
Dr. Asghar Qasim, MBBS, MRCP
Dr. Conor O’Brien, MD, FRCPI

General, Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Consultant Surgeons

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

For an appointment, 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.)

For an appointment, tel. 045 982340,

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

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel and Diverticular Disease
  • Endoscopy

For an appointment, tel. 045 982340,

Download Endoscopy Request Form Direct Referral

Contact Details

Gastroenterology Department

045 989704

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