• Department Overview

Urological Cancer

What we do

The Urology Department provides a service for patients who suffer from problems with Kidney’s, Bladder, Prostate and general “Water-Works”.

In 2007, St. James’s diagnosed or treated 208 new urological cancers (Ref. Cancer Audit Programme, St. James’s Hospital)

Urology Cancer Programme-Key Points

  • Exponential increase in cancer workload
  • Specialist interest in minimally invasive cancer surgery
  • Electronic cancer referral available for prostate cancer
  • PET/ MRI scanner available
  • Long established weekly multidisciplinary team meeting, with MDT approach to management of all patients.
  • Specialist  medical oncologist for urological cancer
  • High volume centre for urological malignancy, with laproscopic approaches now well established within the unit
  • Funding (over 2 million euro) designated for the development of purpose built rapid access prostate cancer clinic and development of robotic-assisted prostate surgery
  • Academic interface with Professor Mark Lawlor and Professor Donal Hollywood at the IMM, and with Professor Bill Watson at the Conway Institute
  • Two full time clinical nurse specialists in urology

Contact Details

Postal address:
Urology Department,
St James Hospital,
Dublin 8


NamePhone Email 
Prof. Thomas Lynch's Secretary (01) 410 3854 lynchsec@stjames.ie
Mr Rustom Manecksha Secretary (01) 416 2160 Maneskshasec@stjames.ie
Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed (Locum) Secretary (01) 410 3145 elinehan@stjames.ie
Urology Nurses (01) 416 2850 urologynurse@stjames.ie


Urology Outpatient Clinics

Specialty Day Location Consultant/Contact details 
Urology  Tuesday PM (1st and 2nd Tuesday per month) Outpatients Suite 6  Mr. Manecksha
 Urology Thursday AM Outpatients Suite 3 Prof. T. Lynch 
 Urology Friday PM Outpatients Suite 6 Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed


Referral Procedure

A referral letter from another consultant or GP must be sent to a urology consultant in order for an appointment date to be sent to a patient.

Electronic Prostate Cancer Referral
Electronic prostate cancer referrals can be made using Healthlink.  GPs need to be registered users to avail of this service.  Please go to the following webpage for more information.  www.healthlink.ie