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I offer the Full Pathway cataract surgery package for Bupa customers ...more
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Hesslewood Clinic, Spire Hull and East Riding 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.
Mr Bhatta offers a streamlined pathway for micro-incisional phacoemulsification cataract surgery & comprehensive glaucoma care to patients in & around Aberdeenshire. He has joined as a Consultant in the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 2017 after having successfully worked as a Consultant in the Hull & East Yorkshire Eye Hospitals since 2013. Patient-centred individualised long term glaucoma care utilising modern diagnostic techniques for monitoring purposes & treating glaucoma patients with conventional & newer glaucoma surgeries (including minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery) & SLT laser procedures are his areas of expertise.
Following completion of his ophthalmology training in the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Mr Bhatta has completed one year of advanced subspecialty training fellowship in glaucoma in the St James’s University Hospital, Leeds. He also holds a Master’s degree in Ophthalmology from the University of Calcutta, India.
He regularly delivers scientific presentations including invited talks in regional & national meetings & has publications in scientific journals. He has held managerial post of the Clinical Governance Lead & educational post of the Royal College tutor previously and holds an Honorary Lecturer post with the University of Aberdeen presently. During his tenure in Hull, the department has been the recipient of the International Glaucoma Association award in 2016 for the best glaucoma unit voted by UK patients.
Areas of interest
Micro-incision Phacoemulsification Cataract
Complex Cataract surgery in Glaucoma
Glaucoma Laser Treatment & Surgery:
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), Laser
Iridotomy, Cyclodiode Laser
Trabeculectomy glaucoma filtration surgery
Micro-invasive Glaucoma surgery (Xen
Glaucoma Drainage Device (Ahmed’s valve)
- Heather Nicol
- Albyn Hospital 21-24 Albyn Place Aberdeen AB10 1RW
- 01224 577454
- 01224 584797
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Dr Gray's Hospital
1. MBBS - Honours
2. International Glaucoma Association 2016 Award - (voted best glaucoma unit by patients in UK)
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2012
- MS Ophthalmology Calcutta University, India 2003
- MBBS Calcutta University, India 2000
- Advanced Subspecialty Training in Glaucoma St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK
Member, UK & Eire Glaucoma Society
Member, European Glaucoma Society
Member, North of England Ophthalmological Society
- Albyn Hospital, 21 - 24 Albyn Place, Aberdeen,...
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 01224 595993
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.