Specialist Services

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

The IBD Unit is led by a team of two Consultants with a subspecialist interest in IBD and is located on level 2 of Tallaght University Hospital (TUH).

Please click here for a detailed explanation of IBD.

GI Physiology

The Gastrointestinal Function Lab (GI Lab) is situated within Gastroenterology on level 2 of TUH. The highly specialised technology available in the GI Lab helps Doctors to better diagnose and manage a variety of gastrointestinal disease.

Common tests and procedures performed in the GI Lab:

Colorectal Screening

For more information on colorectal screening please click here

H.pylori Infection

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria capable of living in the stomach. It is very common but in some cases can have serious consequences.

TUH has been a leader of research into this bacteria dating back to the original Adelaide and Meath hospitals and we regularly present research both nationally and internationally on the consequences and treatment of this disease.

TUH has on site access to non-invasive urea breath tests for detection of H. pylori. Up to 5-10% percent of H.Pylori cases can be resistant to our first line antibiotics, the Hospital is also a referral centre for culture and sensitivity for resistant cases of H.Pylori.

Liver Clinic

The liver clinic at TUH is run by Dr. Niall Breslin and a team of specialist registrars, basic specialist trainees and nursing staff. Patients with a variety of acute and chronic liver conditions are seen. This includes haemochromatosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), alcohol related liver disease, autoimmune liver diseases (including primary biliary cirrhosis, auto-immune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis), drug induced liver conditions and less common diseases such as alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency and Wilson's disease. Patients with chronic viral hepatitis are also seen but are usually treated at St. James's Hospital. The team works closely with the Haemochromatosis venesection clinic as well as with Clinical Nutrition and Liaison Psychiatry. 

Hereditary Haemochromatosis

Hereditary Haemochromatosis is a genetically determined condition leading to an excess absorption of iron from the diet, which in turn leads to accumulation of iron in the body. This accumulation of iron can cause injury to a number of organs if left untreated.

For more information on hereditary haemochromatosis please click here. 

Obscure G.I. Bleeding

Please see Cabsule Endoscopy Service and Double Balloon Enteroscopy Service.

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