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Mr Brice Antao

Mr Brice Antao MBBS MRCSEd FRCSEd (Paed.Surg), Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Mr Brice Antao qualified as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon in the UK in 2011. He brings unique expertise in “key-hole” minimally invasive surgery for children to Ireland. Mr Antao trained in world–leading paediatric surgical centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital and King’s College Hospital, London. He obtained the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh fellowship to undertake further training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for children at Blank Children’s Hospital, Iowa, USA.

Prior to joining Beacon Hospital for Kids, Mr Antao worked as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin for 5 years. He brings with him pioneering surgical techniques combining cutting-edge surgical technology with evidence-based medicine, to provide the highest standard of care for all his patients.

Mr Antao has just launched Ireland’s first Pectus Brace Service, Beacon Pectus Clinic, treating children with a number of chest wall deformities using non surgical methods. For more information on Beacon Pectus Clinic, CLICK HERE.

Mr Antao manages all common general paediatric and neonatal surgical problems. He has specialist expertise in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, thoracic, minimally invasive (laparoscopic), robotic surgery and surgical oncology.

Furthermore, Mr Antao has an excellent research profile having published 2 books, 24 book chapters, 36 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 60 presentations at international scientific meetings. Mr Antao believes strongly in keeping abreast with new innovations and technology that improve clinical care and works actively in national and international research and clinical collaborations. As a result, he was the first to introduce, non-surgical therapies such as vacuum bell therapy and pectus bracing for the management of chest wall deformities for children in Ireland.

The common referrals to Mr Antao are: foreskin disorders, umbilical disorders, hernia, hydrocele, varicocele, undescended testes, tongue tie, ingrown toe nails, congenital cysts, skin and soft tissue lesions, abdominal pain, bed wetting, bowel disorders, constipation, liver, spleen and gall bladder disorders, congenital chest wall deformities, palmar hyperhidrosis, gastroesophageal reflux, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, feeding difficulties requiring percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies (PEG) and  vascular access.

In addition to the Beacon Hospital for Kids, Mr Antao also provides outreach clinics at its satellite centres at Beacon Drogheda, Beacon Wexford and Beacon Mullingar.

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