Prof Reza Kalbassi
Areas of Specialty
- Pelvic Floor
- Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
- General Surgery
- Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland
- Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
- The Pelvic Floor Society (ACPGBI)
- European Society of Coloproctology
He 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 minimally invasive/ Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery following his Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery fellowship in the United Kingdom.
Professor Kalbassi is an experienced and highly qualified consultant in Colorectal, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He provides a comprehensive surgical service at Beacon Hospital which includes Robotic and Laparoscopic benign and cancer surgery with specialist clinics for treatment of colorectal and pelvic floor conditions.
He leads the Pelvic Floor Centre at Beacon Hospital which treats patients with Pelvic floor dysfunction, faecal incontinence, defeacation disorders and pelvic organ prolapse. This is a Multidisciplinary team service with nationally and internationally recognised specialists.
Professor Kalbassi is Ireland’s representative to the Pelvic Floor Society, and an affiliate of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. He is one of the only internationally accredited endoscopists by JAG at Beacon Hospital and in Ireland ( Joint Advisory Group for Endoscopy – accredited in 2009). He has trained junior doctors and consultants in endoscopy.
He offers diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy including EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for complex colorectal polyps) by way of referral to his clinics or via direct access endoscopy service.
He also offers minimally invasive surgery (Keyhole surgery) including Transanal minimally invasive surgery for early rectal cancer, complex rectal polyps, colorectal cancer, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor surgery, abdominal wall and groin hernias, gallbladder/ gallstone disease.
He is an Associate Clinical Professor in Surgery and Surgical specialties at UCD School of Medicine, University College Dublin. He also is 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 Healthcare NHS trust Hospitals and Nuffield Health Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital in England. He was responsible for training consultant colleagues in minimally invasive colorectal surgery, developing and establishing Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for early rectal cancer, setting up pelvic floor surgery service and enhanced recovery programme in colorectal surgery.
He was head of Colorectal Surgery Department at Northumbria trust Hospitals for two and a half years before his return to Dublin.
He was appointed as a national preceptor and trainer in minimally invasive/ 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 congresses of minimally invasive surgery.