- Fee assured
- Verified this account
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at The Westbourne Centre, Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham .
This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.
Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.
- Surgical retinal
I am a consultant eye surgeon who has performed over 15,000 eye operations in the NHS and private sectors since being appointed as a consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Each year I carry out over 1300 surgeries for cataract and retinal problems.
As a fee assured consultant your insurance will fully cover the costs of any treatment or surgery required.
If you are self funding, my aim is to ensure that you are offered the most cost effective treatment.
I take referrals for all forms of cataract; including those which may occur in conjunction with other disease; such as diabetes or Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).
As a specialist in vitreoretinal surgery I am able to manage the most complex cataract cases, and also takes referrals from other eye surgeons.
I carried out more than 300 vitrectomy operations last year at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for both urgent and elective conditions.
As a retinal surgeon my area of expertise includes surgery for floaters, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal detachments and diabetic eye disease.
I perform most of my surgery using local anaesthetic as this allows for rapid recovery back to normal activity. For most people vision recovers within a few days of surgery and they are able to return to driving after one week.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery; Multifocal lenses; Vitreoretinal surgery; vitreous floaters; macular holes; Epiretinal membrane; Trauma; Eye - external disorders; Dry Eye; Blepharitis; General ophthalmology,
Current NHS consultant posts held
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
National Institute of Clinical Excellence award for clinical services
I appeared in the BBC One documentary "Wounded" for my treatment of severe eye trauma
Courses offered to GPs
GP Forum Health Education Events
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2010-SCI-069-Cataract-Surgery-Guidelines-2010-SEPTEMBER-2010.pdf
My published Catsract surgery outcomes exceed the Royal College of Ophthalmology guidelines in all domains.
Audit of the last 12 month period shows I have had no cases of postoperative infection in either my NHS or Private practice.
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2006
- MBBS University College London 1994
- BSc London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 1991
- Retinal Fellowship John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford 2007
- Retinal Fellowship South Africa 2006
Reference number 4098634
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- College Tutor Royal College of Ophthalmology 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST Ophthalmology, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (London)
British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
Medical Protection Society
- BMI The Priory Hospital, B5 7UG
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 07891 022179
- Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham Coleshill...
- 13:00 - 18:00
- 0121 204 3878
- The Westbourne Centre, B15 3SJ
- 09:00 - 18:00
- 0121 456 0880
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.