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Blackrock Clinic performs a wide range of medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures at its private healthcare facility in Dublin. To view information on your required procedure or to view our directory of services please see the list below.


After pregnancy or substantial weight loss, many people find their abdominal muscles are weak and … more >>

Age Related Macular Degeneration

What is AMD? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of sight loss in … more >>

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia refers to reduced vision in one or both eyes caused by visual deprivation. Normal … more >>


Amputations are sometimes necessary if there is reduced blood flow in some area.  This might … more >>


Andrology is the medical specialty which deals with diseases and conditions specifically concerning male health. … more >>

Ankle Brachial Indices

Ankle Brachial Indices which measures the ratio of blood pressure in the legs and arms, … more >>

Aortic Scan

Aortic Scan is an ultrasound-led scan of the aorta to assess it for aneurysms.  This … more >>

Arterial Angioplasty

Arterial Angioplasty is where a surgeon will insert a balloon or a stent to open … more >>

Arterial Duplex of the upper or lower limbs

Arterial Duplex of the upper or lower limbs which gives an image of the artery, … more >>

AV Fistula Assessment

AV Fistula Assessment; An AV Fistula is a connection made between an artery and vein, … more >>

AV Fistula Formation

AV Fistula Formation is a complex connection of an artery and a vein to help … more >>

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

About Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia / Enlargement (BPH) commonly affects most men … more >>


Biochemistry combines analytical chemistry with aspects of physiology, physical chemistry, pathophysiology and diagnostic medicine. Diagnostic … more >>

Blackrock Clinic Laser Eye Surgery

All information regarding our Laser Eye Surgery and Lens Exchange procedures can be found via … more >>


Droopy eyelids can make you look older and can also impair vision. Upper and or … more >>

Blood Transfusion

The Blood Bank includes both the transfusion laboratory and the haemovigilance function to ensure full … more >>

Bone Health Service

The Bone Health Service goal is prevention and treatment for patients with Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, a … more >>

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation involves using implants to increase the size and or improve the shape of … more >>

Breast Reduction

Large breasts can cause physical problems such as back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, poor … more >>

Brow/Forehead Lift

The brow/forehead lift is designed to restore a more youthful appearance to the brow. The operation … more >>

Calcium Score Scan

This scan can detect very small deposits of calcium in your coronary arteries with great … more >>

Cardiac CT (Computed Tomography)

Computed tomography of the heart (CT coronary angiogram) is a procedure used to assess the … more >>

Cardiac CT (Computed Tomography) Scan

What is a Cardiac CT Scan? A Cardiac CT is a scan of the heart … more >>

Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) allows cardiologists to see the heart in more detail than … more >>

Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) allows cardiologists to see the heart in more detail than … more >>

Cardio Pulmonary Stress Test

This Cardio-respiratory exercise test assesses heart and lung function. The patient exercises on a treadmill … more >>

Cardiothoracic ICU – Physio

Blackrock Clinic’s Chartered Physiotherapy cardiothoracic team will initially assess your individual requirements and build your … more >>


This is a non invasive procedure used to correct an abnormal heart rhythm. It is … more >>

Carotid Artery Duplex

Carotid Artery Duplex gives an image of the Carotid artery and the vertebral arteries. These … more >>

Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid Endarterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove plaque which may cause a blockage in … more >>


A cataract is the natural lens inside the eye, which has become cloudy. It is … more >>

Catheter Ablation

This is an invasive procedure used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). It is … more >>


Chemotherapy is a type of medication used to treat cancer cells. The ultimate goal of … more >>

Corneal Cross Linking for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea … more >>

Coronary Angiogram

This is an invasive imaging procedure, used to: Evaluate the presence of disease in the … more >>

Coronary Angioplasty

Coronary Angioplasty is a procedure used to widen narrowed coronary arteries. Opening up the arteries … more >>

CT (Computed Tomography) scans

A computerised tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside … more >>

Deep Vein Thrombosis scanning

Deep Vein Thrombosis scanning which checks for thrombus (a blood clot) in both deep and … more >>

Diet & Cancer Clinic

Welcome to the Diet and Cancer Clinic. This clinic is dietitian led and is for … more >>


This is a recording of the electrical activity of your heart. The test takes approximately … more >>


Upper Limb Specialists, Blackrock Clinic Patients with elbow complaints are treated by our upper limb … more >>

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a diagnostic test that records electrical activity in the brain. The … more >>

Emergency Department


Endoscopic Sympathectomy

Endoscopic Sympathectomy is a highly effective treatment which stops patients from sweating profusely. These patients … more >>

Endovenous Laser Ablation

Endovenous Laser Ablation is a highly successful day-case procedure to remove varicose veins.  Prior to the … more >>

EP Study

This is an invasive procedure used to investigate an abnormal heart, determine the reasons behind … more >>

EVAR (Endovascular Aneurysm Repair)

EVAR (Endovascular Aneurysm Repair) is a type of surgery used to treat an abdominal aortic … more >>

Event Monitor

A monitor is used during this test to record the heart rhythm. The patient will … more >>

Exercise Challenge

This test seeks to assess the effect exercise has on a patient’s airflow by testing … more >>

Face Lift

A facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery used to give a more youthful appearance. … more >>

Female Pelvic Medicine

Services include: Urinary Incontinence Bladder Conditions Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Prolapse Vesicovaginal Fistula Interstitial Cystitis … more >>

Foot & Ankle

Blackrock Clinic offers Foot & Ankle Treatment Paths Blackrock Clinic offers Foot & Ankle treatment … more >>

Foot Biomechanical Assessment & Orthotics

FOOT PAIN: Foot pain can affect anybody and is often caused by poor alignment and poor … more >>

General Urology

Services include: Bladder and Prostate problems Greenlight Laser Prostate Resection Haematuria Urinary Incontinence (Male | … more >>

Gut Health Clinic

Gut Health Clinic Welcome to the Gut Health Clinic, a dietetic-led clinic for those who … more >>


Haematology deals with disorders of blood, blood cells and the bone marrow. Examples are the … more >>

Hand & Wrist

Treatment of Hand, Wrist, and Upper Limb Nerves at Blackrock Clinic Patients suffering from complaints … more >>

Hand Therapy

A hand therapist is a registered occupational therapist or physiotherapist specialist in the rehabilitation of … more >>


Do you suffer from headaches? If so, have you ever considered physiotherapy treatment for your … more >>


Welcome to Blackrock Clinic HealthCheck What is HealthCheck? HealthCheck at Blackrock Clinic offers a one-stop … more >>

Hearing Aid Evaluation

We will complete a medical and lifestyle questionnaire, this is a comprehensive patient medical history … more >>

Hearing Protection

A full hearing assessment will be undertaken to advise you on conservation of your hearing. … more >>


Hip replacement surgery at Blackrock Clinic is central to the orthopaedic department. We have a … more >>


Histopathology aids the diagnosis and staging of a wide variety of diseases using surgically and … more >>

Holter Monitor

This is a 24hour recording of the heart rhythm. The patient wears 5 electrodes on … more >>

Impedance Audiometry

The purpose of this test is to check how well the ear drum is moving.  … more >>

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

This is an invasive procedure used to stabilise the heart rhythm. It is performed in … more >>


Knee surgery, including knee replacement surgery, forms a significant part of Blackrock Clinic orthopaedic department, … more >>

Methacholine Challenge

This test is most commonly used to diagnose or evaluate asthma and uses a machine … more >>


Microbiology is a specialty which deals with the investigation of infection and infectious diseases caused … more >>

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and … more >>

Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Electromyography (EMG)

This is a set of tests commonly used to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, one of … more >>

Occupational Therapy
Orthopaedics – Physio

Following orthopaedic surgery, the orthopaedic physiotherapy team helps patients to regain their mobility and restore … more >>

Otacoustic Emissions (OAE)

Otoacoustic emissions, or OAE tests as they are popularly referred to, are conducted to check … more >>


This is an invasive procedure used to stabilise the heart rhythm. It is performed in … more >>

Palliative Care

Palliative care relieves symptoms or side effects of treatment and improves quality of life for … more >>

Patient Information Brochures – Your scans; Your Image Guided Procedures

You will be aware of all the common diagnostic tests, but may not be aware … more >>

Patient Information PET/CT

PET/CT Scan Positron emission tomography (PET) scans are used to produce detailed 3-dimensional images of the inside of the body. … more >>

Pelvic (Women’s) Health

There are many gynaecological, pelvic floor, bladder, bowel, abdominal, pregnancy, postnatal and musculoskeletal conditions that … more >>


Outpatient tests resumed with full COVID-19 precautions in place. Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing … more >>


What is it? Patients with skin conditions are usually treated with creams and ointments, which … more >>


A comprehensive type of sleep study that measures your breathing at night to look for … more >>

Prominent Ear Correction

Protruding ears typically lie at an angle greater than the “normal” of 15 degrees from … more >>

Pulmonary Function Test

Patients are asked to do three different breathing exercises, including a spirometry test to assess … more >>

Pulmonary Vein Isolation (PVI)

This is an invasive procedure used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). It is … more >>

Pure Tone Audiometry

This is your hearing assessment. You will be placed in a sound proof booth .Various … more >>

Respiratory OPD

Many lung conditions which cause breathing problems may benefit from physiotherapy: Asthma Bronchiectasis Bronchitis COPD … more >>


This is a type of cosmetic surgery that is performed to reshape the nose. Although … more >>

Robotic Urology

Services include: Robotic Nephrectomy Robotic Prostatectomy Meet the Team Prof Stephen Connolly, Consultant in Urology … more >>

Scalp Cooling

Many people feel shocked and anxious at the prospect of loosing their hair as a … more >>


Sclerotherapy is usually suitable for people who have small to medium sized varicose veins and … more >>


Shoulder pain and shoulder conditions can be very debilitating. The shoulder specialists at Blackrock Clinic … more >>

Sleep Study

A sleep study measures your breathing at night to look for recurring episodes of either … more >>

Specialist CT

CT Angiography CT – Before having a CT Scan – Oral and / or IV … more >>

Specialist Interventional

Facet Joint Injections / Nerve Root Block   All types of Image Guided biopsies All types … more >>

Specialist MRI

Cardiac MR / Perfusion CMR  MR Cholangiogram MR Arthrogram Musculoskeletal Imaging Neuro-imaging MRI ENT – … more >>

Specialist Ultrasound

Ultrasound Gynae – Transvaginal Ultrasound Soft Tissue Ultrasound Thyroid / Small Parts Ultrasound Fluoro Guided … more >>

Spinal Services

Welcome to the Spinal Services Department in Blackrock Clinic The Spinal Services department in Blackrock … more >>

Spines – Physio

SPINES: All spinal pain, including: neck (cervical), low back pain (lumbar) and upper back (thoracic) … more >>


This is a short respiratory test to assess lung function and is a component of … more >>

Sports Injuries

We are all delighted that Covid restrictions are easing and our favourite physical pastimes are … more >>

Strabismus (“Squint”)

Strabismus “Squint” is a misalignment of the eye muscles so that the two eyes are … more >>

Stress Test

A stress test (excercise ECG) is a measurement of the effect of exercise on the … more >>

Temporal biopsies

Temporal biopsies give an indication of the likelihood of a patient having a stroke and … more >>

Tinnitus Management

Your hearing will be assessed by an audiologist to determine if a hearing loss is present. … more >>

Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TOE)

This is an endoscopic echocardiogram. This means that the ultrasound equipment is placed on the … more >>


Orthopaedic Trauma in Blackrock Clinic Orthopaedic trauma can be life threatening and also impinge severely … more >>

Ultrasound scans

Sonography is an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging technique used for visualizing subcutaneous body structures including tendons, … more >>

Urologic Oncology

Services include: Urologic Oncology Prostate Cancer Bladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Testicular Cancer Penile Cancer Meet … more >>

Varicose Vein scanning

Varicose Vein scanning which checks the superficial and deep veins for flaws such as reflux … more >>

Video Otoscopy

Your Audiologist will examine your ears using a magnified camera. This will determine the physical … more >>

Visual Reinforcement Audiometry

This is your hearing assessment for under 3 years of age. The child will be … more >>

Weight Loss Surgery

Welcome to the Weight Loss Surgery Department Please click on the following link to our … more >>


An X-ray is a quick and painless procedure commonly used to produce images of the inside … more >>