Description of Department/Service


The Department of General & Vascular Surgery provides clinical care, research and teaching in the subspecialities of vascular, colorectal and upper gastrointestinal & hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. Elective surgical care (outpatient, inpatient and day surgery) and emergency surgical care are provided to the local population and to patients from all over Ireland referred for access to specific expertise available in our unit. 

Our surgical department is a leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery in benign, malignant and non cancer surgery. In the last decade, we have become amongst the busiest departments including Laparoscopic Upper (including HPB) and Lower Gastrointestinal surgery, General and Endovascular surgery.

Upper GI & HPB surgery

  • Professor Paul Ridgway MD MMedSc FRCS (Gen Surg)
  • Vacant post

Colorectal surgery

  • Mr. Paul Neary MD FRCSI
  • Mr. Diarmuid O’Riordain MD FRCSI FRCS (Gen)
  • Mr. Shahid Chaudhry (Locum)

Vascular Surgery

  • Ms. Bridget Egan MCh FRCSI
  • Ms. Emily Boyle 
  • Mr. Amr Nour


The Pigmented Lesion Clinic for Dermatology as part of the National Cancer Programme opened in 2015.

Access to eReferrals in Tallaght University Hospital is operated by the Healthlink Group and they can be contacted on 01 882 5606. If you are a referring GP please refer to the Referral information on our website.