Gastroenterology Services


Endoscopy 

The Endoscopy Unit in Cork University Hospital is situated in its new premises above the Emergency Department. The move to the new purpose built unit took place in July 2015.  

Services Provided 

We provide daily diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and weekly ERCP. 

Access To Services 

Patients can be referred via our OPD clinics, or via other Consultants in CUH. We do not have an open access endoscopy service. We are happy to take ERCP referrals from the Cork/Kerry region via fax or telephone enquiry. 

 

Hepatology Service - Dr Orla Crosbie 

Overview

CUH is the only tertiary referral centre for liver disease outside of Dublin in the Munster area. CUH provides all Hepatology services at CUH apart from Liver transplantation which is performed at St. Vincents University Hospital, Dublin.

The range of services at CUH include the review and treatment of patients with cirrhosis, hepatitis C (see separate report), Haemachromatosis, autoimmune liver disease, cystic fibrosis, liver transplant patients, pregnant patients with liver issues.

Access to Service

Access is via referral letter from GP, hospital consultants, public health officers in CUH, KGH, Waterford and Limerick. Patients from Munster are often referred to us from SVH in Dublin for local follow up. All letters reviewed by Dr Crosbie and seen at the General Hepatology clinic which takes place every Thursday morning.

 

Hepatitis C Service - Dr Crosbie

Overview

CUH is one of 8 designated National hepatitis C units in Ireland, and the only one in Munster area. All Hepatitis C referrals from this Area are investigated and triaged for appropriate anti-viral therapy.

Access To Service

Access is via referral letter from GPs or other hospital Consultant. All letters reviewed by Dr. Crosbie and patients are reviewed at either a monthly viral Hepatology clinic or a Tuesday clinic for state contaminated group, occasionally at general Hepatology clinic.

Our Hepatitis C nurses are happy to take any enquiries or answer any concerns and can be contacted at 021-4922167

 

General Gastroenterology Services - Dr. Seamus O’Mahony and Dr. S. Akbar Zulquernain

General gastroenterology and IBD referrals are reviewed and triaged by both Dr. O’Mahony and Dr. Zulquernain who hold Gastroenterology clinics on a Monday am and Wednesday pm.