About Us

Morehampton Clinic and Lakeshore Medical share a number of common bonds.

Both  have a long history of involvement and interest in reproductive and sexual health. While most of the female sexual health and contraceptive matters are mainly dealt with by the female members of our medical staffs, both Dr O’Keeffe and Dr Gallagher continue their involvement with the male issues. We converse regularly, plan research projects together and usually attend the same meetings.

We share a commitment to providing our best service in the interest of our patients. We constantly monitor our performances, and are open and receptive to innovative change. We have been performing vasectomies, on behalf of the HSE, for medical card patients since 1997.

Dr O’Keeffe trained in Liverpool and Sydney, and set up the vasectomy service in Dublin’s Well Woman Centre in 1981. He has worked for the IFPA and for Cork Family Planning, and has trained many other doctors in vasectomy technique. He has performed over fifteen thousand vasectomies, and has published four papers on vasectomy.


Dr Derek Gallagher is a graduate of NUI Galway. Following internship he completed a 2 year surgical scheme through the RCSI. He then entered a 4 year Irish Vocational General Practice training, finishing in 2010.

He trained in no scalpel vasectomy in the UK with Dr Lauren Spooner, the principal British trainer, and has been performing vasectomies in Loughrea since 2014. He is an active member of a worldwide group of vasectomists.