Patients to benefit as leading kidney stone surgeon appointed at West Suffolk Hospital

Dr Stephen Keoghane
Dr Stephen Keoghane

A leading kidney stone surgeon who has spent more than 20 years serving as a medical officer with the Army Reserve has started work at West Suffolk Hospital.

Consultant urologist Stephen Keoghane has joined the trust from the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. He brings with him a wealth of clinical experience and is a specialist in kidney stone surgery, prostate problems and general urology.

Mr Keoghane is also a serving lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, and completed an operational tour of Afghanistan in 2011, during which he carried out trauma surgery as well as offering general surgical care to troops at Camp Bastion.

“I have family connections in East Anglia and a particular love for rural life and especially horse racing,” said Mr Keoghane, who completed his training at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1989 and qualified as a consultant in 2003. “I’m keen to fully integrate into life in west Suffolk.

“I am passionate about providing the highest quality service to patients and giving a balanced view of urological care, and am looking forward to further strengthening the service at West Suffolk Hospital.”

A keen polo player, Mr Keoghane enjoys horse racing and alpine ski racing and has an interest in British military history.

He will work alongside West Suffolk’s existing team of consultants, associate specialists and specialist nurses to offer care for conditions such as kidney stones, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.