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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Nottingham 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.
- Oculoplastic surgery
Mrs Katya Tambe is Consultant ophthalmologist at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals, NHS Trust, specialising in Oculoplastics, periocular aesthetic surgery and cataract.
My expertise lies in the treatment of patients with oculoplastic, cataract and periocular cosmetic problems.
I have been a consultant at the Nottingham University Hospitals since 2010 following a year-long prestigious Fellowship at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Oculoplastics and cataract surgery have inspired and fascinated me ever since my ophthalmology training days at the Birmingham and Midlands eye Centre, where I undertook my core training. In my endeavour to give the best possible treatment to my patients in my chosen fields, I also undertook Fellowships at Leicester, The Birmingham Children’s Hospital and overseas in Toronto and Philadelphia and most recently at UCLA, Los Angeles in 2019, a centre for excellence in cosmetic surgery.
I specialise in personalised aesthetic surgery with a focus on natural outcomes with minimal surgical intervention. I also have a vast experience in treating children with oculoplastic conditions. Being a member of the British Oculoplastic Society (BOPSS) and having trained in the intricacies of the eyelids and the periocular region, I am well placed to manage cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and eyebrows.
In cataract surgery I offer surgery as per individual patient needs, be it topical anaesthesia (eye drops only) to the appropriate choice of lens. I undertake complex cataract surgery in the NHS, making me well placed to effectively manage cataracts.
I am regularly invited as a guest speaker to national and international meetings and conduct training courses. At NUH, I train international and national Fellows. I review articles for publication in journals and have published in peer reviewed scientific journals. Currently I co-head the department of Ophthalmology at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, with my colleague.
In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, especially trekking and my latest achievement was summitting Kang Yatse 2, a 6250m peak in the Western Himalayas in September 2019.
Areas of interest
Oculoplastics; cataract; periocular aesthetic surgery
Clinical interests are in the management of adult patients with: Eyelid malpositions like ptosis, entropion, ectropion, dermatochalasis - requiring blepharoplasty; Periocular skin tumours; Watery eyes; Thyroid related eyelid abnormalities; Eyelid and adnexal trauma; Socket related problems; Cataracts; General ophthalmic eye conditions;
Her cosmetic surgery specialization includes, removal of excess skin +/- fat from the upper or lower eyelids (blepharoplasty), adjustment of upper lid height and appearance as well as removal of periocular skin lesions. She specialises in personalised aesthetic surgery with a focus on natural outcomes with minimal surgical intervention.
She has a vast experience in cataract surgery spanning over 25 years and undertakes complex cataract surgery at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Ann Padgett
- Dept. Of Ophthalmology Eye and ENT Building Queens Medical Centre Derby Road NOTTINGHAM NG7 2UH
- 0115 924 9924
- Dot Robinson
- BMI The Park Hospital Sherwood Lodge Drive Burntstump Country Park NOTTINGHAM NG5 8RX
- 0115 966 2078
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Adult and Paediatric Oculoplastic Surgeon,
Queens Medical Centre,
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust,
Approaches to ptosis surgery
Peri-ocular skin cancers
Paediatric ocular adnexal pathology
Eye, OPRS, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, Orbit, JAAPOS, Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging, J Cataract Refract Surg, European Journal of Paediatric
- FRCSEd Ophth Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 1999
- MRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2013
- MBBS University of Pune 1995
- MS University of Pune, India 1998
- DNB National Board of Examinations, New Delhi 1998
- Adnexal Fellow, Lid, lacrimal, orbit and paediatric oculoplastics Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. 2009
- Oculoplastic Fellow Leicester Royal Infirmary. 2007
- Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellow, Advanced Subspecialty Training in Paediatric ophthalmology Birmingham Children’s Hospital. 2008
- Visiting Fellow, Paediatric oculoplastics and Paediatric ophthalmology Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Sick Children, Toronto 2011
Reference number 5202475
Details of entry to specialist register
- Ophthalmology, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Midlands Ophthalmic Society member
- Spire Hospital, Tollerton Lane, Tollerton,...
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 0115 966 2000
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Jayne Kirk, Spire Nottingham
Ann Padgett at the Queens Medical Centre