Prof Reza Kalbassi

MB, Bch, BAO, LRCPI, LRCSI, MRCSI, M. Phil, FRCS (Gen Surg)
Consultant in Colorectal, General & Minimally Invasive Surgery and Clinical Lead of Endoscopy Department
Prof Reza Kalbassi

Secretary: Shaunagh and Louise

Areas of Specialty

  • Colorectal
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Prolapse
  • Prolapse Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Current Memberships

  • Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

  • The Pelvic Floor Society (ACPGBI)

  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • • International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons


Professor Kalbassi was educated at Wesley College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his specialist surgical training in Ireland and England. He is accredited in Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery following his Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery fellowship in the United Kingdom. He is also an accredited endoscopist internationally by JAG (Joint Advisory Group for Endoscopy).


Professor Kalbassi is an experienced and highly qualified consultant in Colorectal, Minimally Invasive and General Surgery.

He is the Clinical Lead and Head of Endoscopy Department at Beacon Hospital and a member of the Medical Board of Beacon Hospital. Prof Kalbassi is also a Specialist Research Director in Surgery at Beacon Hospital Research Institute.

Prof Kalbassi has been instrumental in development of the Pelvic Floor Surgery Services and now leads the Pelvic Floor Centre at Beacon Hospital. This is a Multidisciplinary team service with nationally and internationally recognised specialists.

Prof Kalbassi provides a comprehensive surgical service at Beacon Hospital with specialist clinics in colorectal and pelvic floor surgery. He has several endoscopy clinics each week offering gastroscopy, colonoscopy and a direct access endoscopy service. He performs therapeutic colonoscopy i.e. EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection) for treatment of complex colorectal polyps.

He is an associate Clinical Professor in Surgery and Surgical specialties at UCD School of Medicine, University College Dublin. He is also a postgraduate trainer/ faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, involved in regular postgraduate training.

He was previously Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Northumbria Trust NHS Hospitals in England where he was instrumental in development of Minimally invasive Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and the Pelvic Floor Surgery Services. He was appointed as head of Colorectal Surgery Department at Northumbria Trust Hospitals NHS in 2014 before his return to Dublin in 2016.

Prof Kalbassi was Ireland’s representative to the Pelvic Floor Society an affiliate of the association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland from 2018 to 2021.

He was appointed as a national preceptor and trainer in Laparoscopic colorectal surgery in England in 2011. He has trained and assessed several consultants in this field. He is well known in international Laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery forums. He has chaired many seminars and training workshops. He has been guest and keynote speaker at several international congress of minimally invasive surgery.

His areas of research have been chronic constipation and biological markers of cancer. Prof Kalbassi has presented and lectured in these areas and published in several peer review journals. He is on the editorial board of Annals of Colorectal research and is also a reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery.

Endoscopy Department with Prof Reza Kalbassi