New consultant surgeon appointed to Galway University Hospitals

New consultant surgeon appointed to Galway University Hospitals

Galway University Hospitals has continued to expand its surgical staff with the appointment of Dr Paul Carroll, Consultant Oesophagogastric and General Surgeon.

Dr Carroll has come to Galway University Hospitals, which includes UHG and Merlin Park Hospital, after completing his fellowship as a surgeon in Toronto, Canada.

General Manager of GUH, Ms Chris Kane said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr Carroll to Galway where his expertise in the latest surgical techniques will help us to continue to deliver high quality care and services to our patients as one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country.”

Dr Carroll studied Medicine at University College Dublin, graduating in 2005 with honours, followed by an MD in Trinity College Dublin where he examined how obesity influences cancer.

His higher surgical training from 2012 to 2017 focused on upper gastrointestinal diseases.

For his Fellowship, he worked at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada which is one of the largest cancer centres in the world and at the Thoracic Surgery Division in Toronto General Hospital.

Commenting on his appointment as a consultant surgeon in Galway, Dr Carroll said that his specialties are in managing Oesophageal and Gastric Malignancies using minimally invasive approaches.

“These benefit patients by having less pain and recovering faster from open surgery approaches.”

“I am also interested in the treatment of Barrett’s Oesophagus and early cancers using endoscopic resection techniques to remove precancerous and early stage cancerous growths.”

“I look forward to providing the very best of care and utilising the most advanced surgical techniques in the treatment of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancers from the catchment area of Galway University Hospitals and the Saolta Group.”

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