Mr. Dara Kavanagh

Dara Kavanagh
TitleMr. Dara Kavanagh
Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon
Contact DetailsPhone: 01 414 2211
SpecialtyConsultant General Surgeon s.i Colorectal Surgery
Dara is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Tallaght University Hospital where he was appointed in 2013. He is a graduate of University College Dublin in 2000. He has a specialist interest in minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer & Inflammatory Bowel Disease with particular emphasis upon transanal minimal access surgery (TEMS/TAMIS). He was appointed a Consultant Surgeon at Tallaght University Hospital in 2013. He is a Clinical Lecturer in Surgery and Head of Surgical Research at RCSI. His main research interests include simulation in surgery and surgical outcomes. He has published 66 peer-reviewed medical journals. He is currently a principal and research supervisor at RCSI, Department of Surgical Affairs. 

Subspecialty interest

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Colorectal Cancer Surgery
Complex hernia surgery including abdominal wall reconstruction
Anal fistula surgery
Local excision of early rectal cancers using transanal techniques


Graduate of University College Dublin 2000
Member Royal College of Surgeons 2011
MCh University College Dublin 2005
Diploma in Healthcare Management, RCSI, 2005


Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Tallaght University Hospitals
Specialist registrar training in Ireland (Dublin/Cork/Mayo). 2005-2011
International fellowship in minimally invasive colorectal surgery at St Mary's Hospital & Imperial College London 2010-2011