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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Ramsay Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital .
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.
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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Refractive surgery
Mr Desai is a highly skilled Ophthalmic surgeon, having performed more than 20,000 operations and having taught over 30 trainees in cataract surgery.
He currently performs over 3,500 CATARACT and REFRACTIVE lens exchange procedures a year, helping people see without glasses and also helping restore vision.
According to the national ophthalmic database, he is one of the top 10 cataract surgeons in the country in terms of number of operations done per year and has one of the lowest complication rates in the country.
He specialises in REFRACTIVE Cataract /Lens surgery (ability to perform daily tasks without spectacles)
He is sought after for second opinion and is an expert in the field of CATARACT and Medical Retina.
Mr Desai has been trained by leading ophthalmologists including the past president of the royal college of Ophthalmologists and by world luminaries in cataract surgery.
He has also authored a best selling book on cataract surgery and has been an overall reviewer for the most popular ophthalmology textbook in the world.
He has an extremely high patient satisfaction result and very positive 360 degree feedback both from patients and colleagues.
Mr Desai believes in discussing all available options, their pros and cons thereby helping facilitate a tailor made solution for each individual. Nothing matters more to Mr Desai than being open, honest and transparent.
One of Mr Desai's happiest memories was a 93 year old lady on wheelchair who came in depressed and had her head down throughout the consultation, having lost interest in life. After the cataract operation, she said she could see as much as a 20 year old and regained interest in life.
Areas of interest
• Cataract surgery • Medical retina • Macular degeneration • Vein occlusions • Diabetic retinopathy • Floaters and flashes of light • Dry eyes • Glaucoma
Current NHS consultant posts held
Stepping Hill Hospital
Stockport NHS Foundation trust
Mr Desai reads quite widely and regularly listens to Radio 4 and Ted talks.
He likes to learn new skills
He enjoys travelling, photography, DIY.
Mr Desai enjoys reading quotations and his favourite is
"A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that each one believes he has the biggest piece."
Text books involved in or Authored:
PHACOEMULSIFICATION MADE EASY
DESAI, A H; KANSKI, J J. (2004-2005)
PASSING THE MCQS FOR THE PART 1 IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
CHUA, C.N; DESAI, A; ET AL (1997)
CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY (6TH EDITION)JJ KANSKI
TEST YOURSELF ATLAS JJ KANSKI (2007-2008)
CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY A SELF ASSESSMENT COMPANION JJ KANSKI (2006)
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.nodaudit.org.uk/public/surgeons/4711034
The National Opthalmic Database (NOD) shows that Mr Desai has one of the lowest complication rates in the country.
(almost 350% to 400% better than average in UK)
the database also covers only 1/4th of Mr Desai's practice. This almost certainly indicates that Mr Desai is one of the top 5 Ophthalmologists in the country in terms on number of operations done per year (approx 3,500 per year)
- MBBS Bombay University 1992
- DOMS College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay 2005
- FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh 2000
- FEBO European Board of Ophthalmology 2010
- MRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh 2005
- MRCOphth Royal college of Ophthalmologists 2006
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2018
Reference number 4711034
- 52 Alderley RoadWILMSLOWSK9 1NY
- 18:00 - 19:00
- 01625 242684
- 748 Mansfield RoadWoodthorpeNOTTINGHAMNG5 3FZ
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 0115 684 8929
Post treatment communication
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