THROUGH their combined expertise, Paul and Helen Hegarty offer guidance and solutions to the myriad of urological issues that men and women can face throughout their lives. Whilst Paul specialises in all areas of male urology-related problems, Helen focuses primarily on all aspects of female urological health.
Highly skilled professionals, Paul and Helen completed part of their training at the world renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Centre with further education and professional recognition earned through the Institute of Urology, University College London Hospital. Bringing with them a wealth of experience and international accreditation when they joined Mater Private Cork, they are a unique combination of efficiency, expertise and professionalism with a primary focus on attaining the most positive possible outcome for the patient.
Mr Paul Hegarty, Consultant Urologist at Mater Private Cork since 2013, said: “At the Urology Centre, we are no strangers to all forms of issues that men and women at all stages of their life cycle, be they of an ‘embarrassing’ nature or of a more painful or life-impacting situation. Regardless of the circumstances, all individuals can rest assured that consultations are conducted in a confidential and dignified manner in a relaxed and private setting. The urology service at Mater Private Cork focuses primarily on providing a comprehensive, structured, modern and easily accessible service encompassing the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments for an array of issues.”
The urological issues treated at Mater Private Cork include, but are not limited to:
- Bladder and Prostate problems
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
- Neuro-Urology-Urinary Incontinence (both men and women)
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Bladder/Kidney/Prostate/Penile and Testicular Cancer
- General Urology-Male Reproductive System-related issues
Special mention must be made to the Mater Private Cork’s recently developed Rapid Access Kidney Stone removal service, allowing swift resolution of diagnosed kidney stones in both men and women. This unique facility offers prompts pain relief for suitable candidates with immediate positive impact on the individual’s quality of life. With vastly reduced waiting times, the service has proven to be extremely successful thus far.
Through the partnership with Mater Private Dublin’s Urology Department, the team at Mater Private Cork enjoy ease of access to the most advanced surgical tool to date – the surgical robotic arm ‘Da Vinci’ machine. This is associated with a variety of benefits, such as a post-operative pain and discomfort, faster recovery time, shorter hospital stays and minimal scarring. Many patients have benefitted greatly from access to such technologically-advanced surgical techniques.
Patients at Mater Private Cork also receive the benefits of the on-campus Radiology Department to which they are frequently referred for CT, MRI or Ultrasound scans. Patients who avail of such services enjoy drastically reduced waiting times and benefit greatly from the expertise of attending Radiology consultants.
“At Mater Private Cork, our friendly staff are obliging, helpful and dedicated to providing a quality, patient-centred, efficient service. No individual should feel they have to live with an issue which may have a simple resolution – no problem is too taboo to discuss with a trained professional. If any of the aforementioned issues are a concern, your GP can help and the team at Mater Private Cork would be pleased to see and advise you accordingly,” said Paul Hegarty.
Ease of access to its range of services is what defines the operational ethos of the Urology service at Mater Private Cork. Rapid access appointments for consultation with Paul or Helen Hegarty can be made with GP referral by contacting 021-6013200 or 021-6013438. For all other queries, the recently-appointed Practice Manager, Damien Browne, will assist on 087-2679712, between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.