After you go home

If you are eligible and referred into Blackrock Clinic’s Direct Access Endoscopy services, you will not require a consultation prior to your scope procedure. Your endoscopy will be performed and reported upon by one of the Gastroenterology Consultants in our Direct Access team.

Gastroenterology – Direct Access Endoscopy Team

Dr Jack Hollingsworth – Consultant in Gastroenterology & General Medicine, Blackrock Clinic

Prof Diarmaid Houlihan – Consultant in Gastroenterology, Blackrock Clinic

Dr Conor O’Brien – Consultant in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Blackrock Clinic

Dr Deirdre O’Donovan – Consultant in Gastroenterology, Blackrock Clinic

Dr Shamindra Direkze – Consultant in Gastroenterology, General Medicine & Hepatology, Blackrock Clinic

Patients over the age of 75, or with clinical reasons to preclude them from the Direct Access pathway (such as a significant cardiac history, or diabetic patients on Insulin therapy), would be referred into a consultant practice for consultation.

Speedy access through Blackrock Clinic's satellite in Monaghan

In addition to the Direct Access team, Blackrock Clinic’s Gastroenterology Department offers a broad base of expertise in this feld of medicine.

Blackrock Clinic Gastroenterology Consultant Team also includes:

Prof Suzanne Norris – Consultant in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Blackrock Clinic

Dr Cathal O’Keeffe – Consultant in Gastroenterology, Blackrock Clinic