Milestone Achievement for SVUH Bariatric Surgery Service


St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin achieved a significant milestone in its Bariatric Surgery service on August 9, as it inaugurated its dedicated Bariatric Theatre and completed its 100th bariatric surgery for 2023.

The hospital said, “This accomplishment underscores our commitment to providing more timely and quality care to patients living with obesity and its complications.

“It signifies great progress for the Bariatric Surgery service at SVUH and the National Weight Management Clinic in St Columcille’s Hospital as we inaugurate our dedicated Bariatric Theatre and successfully conclude our 100th bariatric surgery for the year 2023,” said Prof Helen Heneghan, Consultant Bariatric & General Surgeon, SVUH and first female Prof of Surgery University College Dublin.

“We are also  on the cusp of nearing the 1000-case milestone across the St. Vincent’s Hospital Group. A heartfelt thank you goes out to every individual who has played a role in this achievement. Your dedication, expertise, and tireless contributions have not only brought us to this juncture but have also set the stage for even greater developments in the future,” This milestone is a testament to the collaborative spirit of our exceptional multidisciplinary team who work across several sites – healthcare professionals, support staff, and administrators in SVUH, St Michael’s Hospital and St Columcille’s Hospital. Their unwavering commitment to the Bariatric Surgery Service has made achieving excellent outcomes possible.

“As SVUH continues to deliver the highest standards of patient care, the hospital is eagerly anticipating the imminent accomplishment of reaching 1000 cases across the broader St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group. This journey is characterised by an unwavering pursuit of continuous learning, innovation, and a passionate commitment to enhancing the health and quality of life for people living with obesity.

“At St. Vincent’s University Hospital, patient-centred care is our core. The dedicated Bariatric Theatre equips us to provide specialised, state-of-the-art care that provides the most effective treatment for people living with severe and complex obesity.”