Dr Murphy provides consultations at the Newry Clinic for patients with a wide range of digestive system problems. Typical problems that he commonly deals with are:
Sensation of food sticking
Loss of appetite (anorexia)
Nausea (feeling sick)
Pain in abdomen (belly/tummy)
Change in bowel habit
Urgency of bowel movements
Blood in bowel movements, passing blood from back passage
Low blood count (anaemia)
Abnormal liver blood test results
He is trained to perform telescopic camera tests of the oesophagus and stomach (gastroscopy) and of the large bowel (colonoscopy). He is registered with all major insurers including AXA PPP, Aviva, BUPA, Laya Healthcare, Vhi and WPA. He has admitting privileges at Daisy Hill Hospital (Newry), Hillsborough Private Clinic (Hillsborough), and 352 Kingsbridge (Belfast).
Dr Murphy received his medical degree from Queen’s University Belfast in 1996. During his time at Queen’s he also completed an intercalated BSc Hons degree in Pathology. He trained in Gastroenterology in Northern Ireland and completed an advanced fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD –Crohn’s and Colitis) at the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York in 2007. He spent a year as a locum consultant Gastroenterologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin before being appointed to his current consultant post in Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry, in 2010.
He is clinical lead for IBD in the Southern Trust and lead investigator for a research study of early life events and their relationship to IBD. He is Chair of the N. Ireland Regional IBD interest group (NIIBDIG). He has been elected to the IBD Section Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology and has advised the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) regarding IBD issues. He has published 40 peer-reviewed research articles in scientific journals and written several book chapters on management of acute severe ulcerative colitis. As well as IBD, his clinical interests are Barrett’s oesophagus and endoscopy.