Gynaecology At Saint Francis Private Hospital

Gynaecology Consultant

Dr Yahya Kamal
Consultant Gynaecologist

Professional Profile

dr yaha kamalDr Yahya Kamal is a Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists London, United Kingdom.

He has been working in Ireland since 1996.

He worked as a Registrar and Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Rotunda Hospital Dublin, Beaumont Hospital Dublin, Coombe Women and Infants' University Hospital Dublin and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street Dublin.

He spent five years working as a Specialist Registrar and obtained CSCST certificate of satisfactory completion of specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

He worked as an Assistant Master at both the Coombe Women and Infants' University Hospital Dublin and Rotunda Hospital Dublin, between 2008 and 2010.

In July 2010, he was appointed as a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and the Louth County Hospital Dundalk, and served as a Lead Colposcopist at the North East Regional Colposcopy Unit Dundalk Co. Westmeath.

From November 2011, Dr Kamal has been working as a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist in three Dublin Maternity Hospitals. He is actively involved in Irish National Cervical Screening Programme and he is one of the leading consultants at the Colposcopy Unit, Rotunda Hospital Dublin. He performs two Colposcopy Clinics per week at the Rotunda Hospital Dublin and private Colposcopy in his rooms in Hermitage Medical Clinic Dublin.

Dr Kamal has private practice privilages at Hermitage Medical Clinic Dublin, Bon Secours Private Hospital Dublin and St. Francis Private Hospital Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

His special areas of expertise in gynaecology are laparoscopic surgery, cosmetic vulvo-vaginal surgery, hysteroscopic surgery, endometrial ablation procedures, surgical treatment of urinary stress incontinence and prolapse repair.

He has a wide range of experience in general gynaecology, menstrual disorders and peri-menopausal care. Dr Kamal has a special interest in colposcopy, urogynaecology, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and adolescent gynaecology.

Out Patients Procedures:

  • Mirena Coil / Copper Intra-uterine Device Insertion
  • Colposcopy / Cervical Smears
  • HyCoSy (Hystero-salpingo Constrast Sonography)
  • Contraceptive and Hormonal Implants

Colposcopy Clinic

What is a colposcopy?

Colposcopy is a procedure that is performed in order to investigate patients who have an abnormal smear test so as to decide if treatment is needed.

If you are referred for a colposcopy by your GP, it does not mean that you have cancer. You have been advised to have a colposcopy examination because your smear test showed signs of changes in the cells of your cervix (the neck of the womb). These cell changes give early warning that cervical cancer might develop if the cells are left untreated. The colposcopy examination allows the Doctor or Nurse to decide if you need treatment.

During the colposcopy, the Doctor will gently insert a speculum into your vagina. This will enable your Doctor to use a microscope called a colposcope, to take a closer look at the cervix and identify any abnormal changes or cells present. The procedure itself is not painful and usually takes about 5 minutes.

If anything unusual is identified during the colposcopy, the Doctor may remove a sample of the tissue for further testing. This is also known as a Cervical Biopsy.

Referral Criteria

Referrals are accepted from:

  • GP's
  • Smear Takers
  • Other Colposcopy Clinics

Download our printable PDF referral form here.

Smear test results are required along with a referral form. Alternatively, the patient can bring these to their appointment.

Patients presenting with high grade cytological abnormalities which are confirmed by colposcopic examination are offered LLETZ during the same appointment. LLETZ (Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone) is a treatment which is regularly used for the removal of any abnormal cells.

Reasons for referral could include:

  • Invasive neoplasia on smear
  • Suspicious looking cervix
  • Post coital bleeding 35yrs +
  • Cervical smear showing HSIL
  • Cervical smear showing LSIL
  • Severe or borderline glandular dyskaryosis
  • Previous smear test showing LSIL and follow-up smear result shows ASC-US
  • 3 consecutive smears showing ASU-US
  • 3 abnormal smears in 10 years with no previous colposcopy
  • 3 inadequate smears
  • 3 borderline smears
  • 3 inflammatory smears
  • 3 unsatisfactory smears
  • indicated by the Cytopathologist

An Accessible Service

We will inform patients of their appointment within 3 days of receiving their referral letter. Their appointment will be allocated within 10 working days.

Both GPs and the patient will receive their results from colposcopy, biopsies and treatments within 10 working days. This will also include a future management plan for any treatment required.

Post appointment women can also call the clinic for over the phone advice and triage.


Ph: 087 3625010

Fax: 01 6848913


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