Colm Joseph O Boyle Info

Current Positions

  • Chairman Division Surgery Bon Secours
  • Postgraduate Surgical Tutor Bon Secours
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer University College Cork
  • Council Member representing Ireland – Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB & I

Membership of Societies/Government Bodies

  • Irish Medical Council
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland(ALS)
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery(EAES)
  • British Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society(BOMSS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders IFSO

Research Interests

Mr O’Boyle has published over 30 papers in peer reviewed journals and has given over 100 communications to surgical association conferences. He has attended and chaired numerous surgical symposia at national and international meetings. His principal research interests include the clinical, metabolic and psychological effects of bariatric surgery and the practical application of minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is a firm believer in surgical audit and continuous evaluation of surgical outcomes.

Teaching

Over the last 15 years Mr O’Boyle has been actively involved in teaching General and Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques to Consultant Colleagues (Bariatric Specialist Course & Proctorship, Hull), Non-consultants (Royal College of Surgeons, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, UK), nursing staff and medical students on National and International courses. Many of the more senior Bariatric Surgeons in the UK have acquired their techniques under his tutelage. He has always been interested in passing on his laparoscopic technical expertise to others.

Mr O’Boyle is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) teaching faculty and regularly teaches trainee Surgical Registrars on the Basic Surgical Skills Courses at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

As Surgical Tutor since 2008 he has been responsible for the selection and interview of Surgical Senior House Officers and Registrars over the period. He has been mentor to the surgical junior staff and has been responsible for their regular appraisal. He oversees the surgical junior doctor teaching. He encourages involvement in surgical research and supervises and supports junior doctor communications to Surgical Societies: The surgical junior staff have presented over 20 surgical research papers at National and International Conferences over the past 5 years under his supervision

He invests a considerable amount of personal time into teaching UCC final medical students. There are two students attached to his firm throughout the academic year. The student teaching, unlike most attachments, is all delivered personally.

Invited Lectures

9th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Bariatric Surgery Larissa, Greece October 2015

  1. Resolution of co- morbidities following bariatric surgery – what should we tell our patients?
  2. Gastric bypass. Technical aspects and potential pitfalls

Irish Society of Gastroenterology November 2014

  • Metabolic Surgery for Morbid Obesity – Front Line or Last Resort?

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Charter Day Dublin February 2014

  • The Future is Fat: Laparoscopic Surgery in the Morbidly Obese

Royal College of Physicians Ireland, Clinical Updates Dublin January 2014

  • Bariatric Surgery: Current Options and Disease Modifications

Publications

  • Moore-Groarke G, O'Boyle C, Hayes Amy Rose. A comparison of psychological and medical indices pre and post bariatric surgery
    Health Psychology Update 2016; 25(2):13-18
  • CJ O'Boyle, OE O'Sullivan, H Shabana, M Boyce, BA O'Reilly. The Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Urinary Incontinence in Women.
    Obesity Surgery 2016 Jul; 26(7): 1471–1478
  • Huizhuang Xie, LS Doherty, Colm O’Boyle. The positive impact of bariatric surgery on sleep.
    Irish Medical Journal 2016 Jan; 109(1): 328-30
  • O'Boyle C, Sedman P, Jain P.
    Evaluation of a previously undescribed technique of anastomosis for laparoscopic gastric bypass.
    Obesity Surgery vol 19(8) August 2009 p1047
  • McAteer D, Pellen M, Jain P, Sedman PC, O'Boyle CJ
    Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is very effective for the treatment of obesity-related diabetes.
    Obesity Surgery vol 19(8) August 2009 p1011
  • Siddiqui R , Pellen M, Jain P, Sedman P, O'Boyle CJ
    Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a safe and effective bariatric surgical option for patients with a high BMI. 
    Obesity Surgery 2009 vol 19(8) August p963
  • Giles M, Adamo M, Royston C, Sedman PC, O’Boyle CJ.
    Laparoscopic removal of gastric band and conversion to gastric bypass for lapband failure. Surgical Endoscopy, Supp1 Vol21, S298, 2007
  • Pring C, Ainslie W, Moore P, Sedman PC, Royston CMS, O’Boyle CJ. Comparison of laparoscopic banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures for the treatment of morbid obesity.
    Surgical Endoscopy, Supp1 Vol20, S252, 2006
  • Zacharoulis D, Roy-Chadhury SH, Dobbins B, O’Boyle CJ et al. 2002)
    Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: surgical and radiological approach. Obesity Surgery 12: 280-4.
  • O’Boyle CJ, Walters D, Watson DI, Game PA. Twelve Year Experience With Gastric Bypass And Vertical Banded Gastroplasty For Morbid Obesity British Journal of Surgery 2001: 88 S1): 24

Communications to Learned Societies

  • The psychological impact of bariatric surgery. Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture NUI Galway September 2016 & International Federation of Surgical Obesity Gothenburg June 2016 (poster)
  • High incidence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in morbidly obese Irish patients undergoing bariatric surgery (poster) International Federation of Surgical Obesity Gothenburg June 2016
  • The effect of bariatric surgery on hypertension. Sylvester O’Halloran Scientific Symposium Limerick 4th March 2016 & ALSGBI Scientific Meeting Southport November 2015
  • Bariatric Surgery and Its Impact on Sleep. ALSGBI Scientific Meeting Aberdeen November 2014
  • The impact of Bariatric Surgery on Urinary Incontinence in Women. ALSGBI Scientific Meeting Aberdeen November 2014 & XVII World congress of International Federation of Obesity and Metabolic disorder – Istanbul, Turkey 2013
  • To evaluate the effect of Bariatric Surgery on morbidly obese patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (poster). Irish Endocrine Society (poster) 2014
  • Bariatric Surgery and Its Impact on Sleep (poster) British Sleep Society Edinburgh 2013
  • Does Bariatric Surgery Improve Urinary Stress Incontinence in Morbidly Obese Women. British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society Glasgow 2013
  • Does bariatric surgery improve urinary stress incontinence? Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture NUI Galway September 2012
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass for Obesity. RCSI Charter Day, Video session 2012
  • A single centre learning curve experience at laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity. Sir Peter Freyer, Galway 2011
  • Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is very effective for the treatment of obesity-related diabetes
    International Federation of Surgery for Obesity, Paris 2009
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a safe and effective bariatric surgical option for patients with a high BMI. 
    International Federation of Surgery for Obesity, Paris 2009
  • Concurrent laparoscopic band removal and gastric bypass for band failure. A 10 year experience.
    International Federation for Surgical Obesity, Oporto, Sept 2007
  • Comparison of the first 100 cases of laparoscopic banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass for morbid obesity.
    International Federation for Surgical Obesity, Oporto, Sept 2007
  • Laparoscopic removal of gastric band and conversion to gastric bypass for lap band failure.
    Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Leeds, Nov 2006
  • Laparoscopic bariatric surgery is very effective for the treatment of obesity-related diabetes.
    Assoc of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Edinburgh, May 2006
  • Comparison of laparoscopic banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures for the treatment of morbid obesity
    Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, Galway, November 2005
  • Review of a single-centre experience with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding - outcome, complications, revisions. 
    2nd Alpine Obesity Experts Meeting, Saalfelden, Austria, March 2004
  • Twelve Year Experience With Gastric Bypass And Vertical Banded Gastroplasty For Morbid Obesity
    Assoc of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Birmingham, April 2001
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