Professor Brice Antao qualified as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon in the UK in 2011. He brings unique expertise in “key-hole” minimally invasive surgery for children to Ireland. Professor Antao trained in world–leading paediatric surgical centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital and King’s College Hospital, London. He obtained the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh fellowship to undertake further training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for children at Blank Children’s Hospital, Iowa, USA. Prior to joining the Beacon Hospital for Kids, Professor Antao worked as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin for 5 years. He brings with him pioneering surgical techniques combining cutting-edge surgical technology with evidence-based medicine, to provide the highest standard of care for all his patients. Professor Antao has a keen passion for teaching and is regularly invited to teach on international laparoscopic courses. He is also a reviewer for a number of international peer reviewed journals. Furthermore, Professor Antao has an excellent research profile having published 2 books, 24 book chapters, 38 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 60 presentations at international scientific meetings. Professor Antao believes strongly in keeping abreast with new innovations and technology that improve clinical care and works actively in national and international research and clinical collaborations. As a result, he was the first to introduce, non-surgical therapies such as vacuum bell therapy and pectus bracing for the management of chest wall deformities for children in Ireland. Professor Antao manages all common general paediatric and neonatal surgical problems. He has specialist expertise in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, thoracic, minimally invasive (laparoscopic), robotic surgery and surgical oncology.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Chest Wall Deformities

Tongue Tie

Robotic Surgery


Beacon for Kids OPD
Suite 36, The Hall
Beacon Court
Sandyford, Dublin 18
Tel: 01 650 4665
Fax: 01 293 7563