CUMH offers diagnostics and care for a wide number of gynaecological conditions.

Our Gynaecology Department serves women with illnesses arising from non-malignant conditions of the womb, cervix, tubes, ovaries and the skin area around the vaginal entrance (vulva).
Which Patients Should be Referred?
  • Patients with gynaecological conditions such as:
  • Abnormal periods (excessively heavy, painful or irregular)
  • Post-menopausal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain (not bowel related)
  • Prolapse
  • Suspected fibroids
  • Suspected ovarian cyst
  • Vaginal/ vulval skin problems

Most patients are assessed in an outpatient clinic scenario.

The emergency room in CUMH is reserved for urgent cases, such as severe pain/ bleeding.

Where are Gynaecological Clinics Held?

General gynaecology clinics are delivered by CUMH consultants in CUMH, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Carrigaline, Mitchelstown and Mallow Primary Care Centres. 

CUMH consultants also serve Tipperary University Hospital (Clonmel) and Bantry General Hospital. 

Which consultants provide public General Gynaecological Clinics in Cork?
ConsultantClinic LocationSpecial Interest
Prof. Richard GreeneCUMHGeneral
Prof. John R. HigginsCUMH/Bantry General HospitalGeneral
Dr Cathy BurkeCUMH & Lee RoadGeneral & Endoscopy
Dr John CoulterCUMHOncology
Dr Matt HewittCUMHOncology
Dr Zibi MarchockiCUMHOncology
Dr Mairead O'RiordanCUMH, MitchelstownGeneral
Prof Barry O'ReillyLee Road ClinicUrogynae
Dr Suzanne O'SullivanLee Road ClinicUrogynae
Dr Dan McKennaCUMHGeneral
Ms Orfhlaith O'SullivanLee Road ClinicUrogynae
Dr Manal YounisLee Road Clinic, TippUHFertility
Dr Karen McNamaraCUMH/Mallow Primary Health CentreGeneral
Dr Deirdre Hayes-RyanCUMHGeneral & PMB
Dr Barbara KerkoffCUMHGeneral Adolescent
Dr Richard HorganCUMH/Carrigaline Primary Care CentreGeneral
Dr Minna GeislerLee Road Clinic, South Infirmary-Victoria University HospitalPMB & Fertility
Dr Mudathir AbdelmaboudCUMH/South Infirmary-Victoria University HospitalGeneral
Dr Moya McMenaminCUMHFertility
Dr Noirin RussellCUMH, UHKGeneral
Dr Adriana OlaruLee Road ClinicGeneral


What Happens in a Gynaecological Clinic?

Patients are assessed by a member of the Gynaecology team - a trained doctor with experience in gynaecology.

Firstly, questions are asked of the patient to establish the nature of the problem and relevant medical/ surgical history. Some questions may be personal. Therefore, patients can bring a companion for this part of the assessment.

Secondly, a patient may require an examination of the abdomen and pelvis. This may involve an internal examination with a speculum (a small sterile tampon-shaped tube inserted into the vagina) and a manual vaginal examination. A female chaperone will be offered for this examination.

Lastly, a provisional diagnosis and plan for further tests/ treatment will be discussed with the patient.

A letter regarding your assessment will be sent to your General Practitioner.

As this department is affiliated with the University College Cork, Medical students may be present at your assessment. If you prefer to avoid having a student in the room, please request this on registration.


Where are Gynaecological Surgical Procedures Performed?

Minor ambulatory procedures are carried out in the Ambulatory Gynaecology clinic at CUMH.

There are surgical theatres in CUMH and the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital.

Some procedures are also performed in Bantry General Hospital, Mater Private Hospital Cork, or the Bon Secours Hospital Cork.