Professional Profile – Mr. Barry McGuire Urology

Barry McGuire Urology

Mr. Barry B. McGuire Urology
Consultant Urologic and Robotic Surgeon
LRCP & SI, MB, BCh, BAO, MD, FRCS (Urol)
Endourological Society Fellowship Graduate USA
Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Mr. McGuire cares for patients with all aspects of general urology, however, his areas of particular interest are kidney, prostate, and upper tract urothelial cancers and the surgical and medical management of kidney stones.

Mr. McGuire specialises in:

  • Robotic or Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy for kidney Cancer.
  • Nerve-Sparing Robotic Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer.
  • Robotic, Laparoscopic or Laser Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Cancers.
  • PCNL (Percutaneous - tiny incision via the skin) for large kidney stones.
  • Endoscopic Laser Fragmentation of Kidney Stones.
  • External Shockwave Kidney Stone Surgery
  • Kidney Stone Preventions: Assessment and therapies to prevent further stones forming.

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About Me

Mr. McGuire graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with an honours degree (LRCP & SI, MB, BCh, BAO). Prior to commencing his training in Urological Surgery, Mr. McGuire received his academic Doctorate from University College Dublin (M.D.) for full time research in kidney disease. For this research he was awarded Young Investigator of the Year, “Best Poster’ at the Annual European Association of Urology Congress and received three scholarship awards (The British Urological Foundation Edward Scott Memorial Scholarship 2005, The Mater College for Postgraduate Education & Research Award 2005, The Urological Research Foundation Scholarship Award 2010). He has also authored over 50 international peer reviewed publications, including many book chapters, invited reviews and expert opinion articles (, and won the prestigious ‘O’Morain Medal 2012’ for research on Prostate Cancer – awarded to the most outstanding researcher in Tallaght Hospital.,

Mr. McGuire is a Consultant Urological Surgeon, who predominantly employs minimally invasive surgery techniques - Laparoscopy/Robotics (“key hole surgery”), Endourology (via the water passage), Percutaneous (via a tiny skin incision on the back), External Shock Wave Surgery (Shock waves sent through the skin to break up kidney stones – non invasive surgery. Mr. McGuire cares for patients with all aspects of general urology, however his areas of particular interest are kidney, prostate and urothelial cancer, kidney stones and prostate laser surgery.

Mr McGuire completed a 2-year Robotics, Laparoscopic and Endourology fellowship at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago (2013-2015). This is an advanced training program, in which the most cutting edge international techniques in minimally invasive surgery, nerve sparing prostatectomy and enhanced recovery pathways following surgery are taught, and the fellowship was awarded through the prestigious Endourological Society. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago is ranked in the “Top Ten Best Hospitals” across the entire USA.

In addition, Mr. McGuire completed a 1-year research fellowship focussing on prostate cancer and prostate cancer genetics at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago with Dr. William J. Catalona (2009-2010) - one of the urology communities most respected prostate cancer surgeon and researcher (most known for proving that the blood test ‘PSA’ can be used to screen for prostate cancer, and his nerve sparing radical prostatectomy).

Mr. McGuire is also an expert in robotic surgery of the prostate for prostate cancer, having trained in a high volume robotics cancer centre in the USA. He can offer cutting edge techniques in nerve sparing robotic prostate surgery, and surgery in locally advanced aggressive prostate cancer.

In kidney cancer, Mr. McGuire prefers employing keyhole surgery for the majority of patients. In particular he is a strong proponent of laparoscopic or Robotic Partial Nephrectomy. This is where only the cancerous lump is removed - not the entire kidney, and all performed through small incisions. The benefits of keyhole surgery include faster recovery, reduced hospital stay, lower incidence of wound infection, less risk of transfusion, quicker return to work. Partial nephrectomy (removing just the cancerous lump) reduces the risk of developing chronic kidney failure (a complication that is more common in patients who have the entire kidney removed). Some patients with kidney cancer develop a new kidney cancer later in life, and preserving the kidney allows for more options if this occurs. Also, many kidney cancers nowadays are very small (<4cm) and removing the entire kidney is generally considered too aggressive in the management of this condition.

Finally his expertise also lies in the management of kidney stones. He can offer treatment for stones externally (External Shock Wave Lithotripsy), endoscopically (Holmium Laser), percutaneously and/or laparoscopically/Robotically.

Find more info on Mr. McGuire’s research at Research Gate and Pubmed linked below:

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