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I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Nuffield Health Taunton 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
Mr. Gudsoorkar is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in small incision cataract surgery with premium lens implants , retinal disorders and uveitis. This is reflected in his practice based at Musgrove Park Hospital and Nuffield Hospital, Taunton.
Whilst training in Wales, Mr Gudsoorkar worked in large tertiary referral eye centres at Cardiff and Swansea. Following further two years of subspecialty fellowship training in Medical Retina and Uveitis at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Bristol Eye Hospital, he was appointed as a consultant in Taunton.
Mr. Gudsoorkar provides patient focused cataract surgery for their specific visual needs and has completed more than 3000 surgeries. He performs sutureless cataract surgery with options of premium intraocular lens implants. These include Toric lenses to correct astigmatism and Multifocal lenses allowing patients to become spectacle independent after cataract surgery.
Mr Gudsoorkar also performs refractive lens exchange for patients over the age of 50. Use of multifocal lenses in this procedure can correct both near and
intermediate sight, in addition to the distance vision.
He specialises in the management of medical retinal disorders including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders. He has extensive experience of using pattern and micropulse /subliminal lasers, intravitreal therapies (anti VEGFand steroids).
Mr. Gudsoorkar set up and leads the Uveitis service in Taunton. He is the only consultant in Somerset offering intravitreal steroids , oral immunosuppression and biologic treatment for patients with complex ocular inflammations. This unique combination of medicaland surgical expertise makes him well placed to perform cataract surgery in these patients needing consultant led care.
Cataract Surgery with Premium Intraocular Lens implants
Toric lenses, Multifocal lens implant
Refractive Lens exchange
Cataract Surgery in Diabetics and Ocular inflammation
Diabetic Retinopathy & Retinal Vascular diseases
Intravitreal therapies (Anti VEGF- Eylea ,Lucentis ,Avastin)
Intravitreal Steroids (Ozurdex ,IIuvien)
Retinal Laser ( Pattern and Micropulse/Subliminal laser
Uveitis and Oral Immunosuppression
Retinal laser for retinal tears
Retinal Laser for diabetic retinopathy
Micropulse laser for Diabetic Macular oedema & Central Serous retinopathy
Removal of lid lesions /Cysts
Sutureless Cataract Surgery
Premium Lens Implants ( Toric and Multifocal Lens implants )
Cataract surgery in Retinal diseases
Cataract Surgery in Ocular inflammation
Medical Retinal Diseases
Diabetic retinopathy and Diabetic macular oedema
Retinal vascular disorders
Retinal Vein Occlusions and Cystoid macular oedema
Age related macular degeneration
Central serous retinopathy
Retinal Laser therapy
Intravitreal AntiVEGF injections ( Eylea ,Lucentis & Avastin)
Intravitreal Steroid injections ( Ozurdex and Iluvien)
Uveitis and Ocular inflammatory diseases
Systemic Immunosuppression and Intravitreal therapies
General Ophthalmic problems ( Dry Eye , Lid cysts , Blepharitis , Glaucoma )
Areas of interest
Premium Intraocular Lens implants,
Extended depth of Focus ( Multifocal Implants ),
Intravitreal therapies (Anti VEGF & Steroids),
Cataract Surgery in diabetics and Ocular inflammation,
Uveitis and Oral Immunosuppression,
Retinal Vascular diseases,
Age Related Macular Degeneration,
- Lorraine Cridlin
- Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital Staplegrove TAUNTON TA2 6AN
- 01823 286518
- 07482 751159
- Nuffield Taunton
- Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital Staplegrove Taunton TA2 6AN
- 07482 751159
- Mr.Shantanu Gudsoorkar - Musgrove Park Hospital
- Mr.Shantanu Gudsoorkar
- Mr.Shantanu Gudsoorkar - Nuffield Hospital Taunton
- Mr.Shantanu Gudsoorkar -Linked In
- Mr.Shantanu Gudsoorkar - Doctify profile
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Bridgwater Community Hospital
Clinical lead for Uveitis Service , Musgrove Park Hospital
I have been involved in large multicentre clinical trials during his tenure in Bristol . These trials investigated use of Anti Vascular Endothelial Growth factor use in macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion.I was also actively involved in research projects studying efficacy of intravitreal therapies (Steroid implants, biologic agents) in severe eye inflammation –posterior uveitis.
Coming from cricket loving family , Mr.Gudsoorkar thoroughly enjoys living in Somerset .
His wife is a Consultant at Musgrove Park Hospital too .
Clinical Excellence Award - 2019-20
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Marathi (Marāṭhī) - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
- Telugu - Fluent
A very rare case of iris metastases from small cell carcinoma of the lung
Hudson E , Gudsoorkar S
Lung Cancer , Volume 60 , S3
Orbital Decompression Can Reduce the Incidence of Diplopia in Graves’ Orbitopathy
Gudsoorkar S; Lane C
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2007, Vol.48, 5269
Courses offered to GPs
Mr.Gudsoorkar gives evening talks on Common eye diseases in the community for GP's organised by Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital.
He has also presented to the Optometrists about Common retinal diseases and advancing diagnostic techniques.
Outcomes for Cataract surgery - Private eye care
Posterior capsule rupture (for cataract surgery): 0%
Post operative infection rate: 0%
patients achieving driving standard vision (without prexistent eye disease): 100%
Post cataract surgery target refraction achieved within 1 dioptre: 100%
Patient satisfaction survey
93% -Excellent , 7 % - Good - Overall experience ( including first consultation , Surgical experience and aftercare )
Mr.Gudsoorkar and his staff were so efficient that i had no worries .
He is someone in his field that is first class!
He was very personable and efficient .
Excellent surgery and care throughout.
Mr.Gudsoorkar explained everything perfectly and took very good care.
He took time to listen and go through everything.Very thorough & extremely pleasant.
Mr.Gudsoorkar was very informative and reassuring. Very professional and efficient . The aftercare was thorough and pleasant . The results of the both cataract surgeries were better than I expected. They were completely painless and perfect results after 24 hours . A pity Mr.Gudsoorkar doesn’t do knee replacements - my next challenge !
He was detailed and reassuring . The procedure was smooth and all staff excellent . I appreciate the detail of communication - his clarification of my issues and his explanations were always excellent . The overall experience was totally fantastic . It was an incredible experience . I felt in good hands at all times .
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists , London 2013
- MD University of Health Sciences , Hyderabad ,India 2004
- FRCS Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow 2007
- Fellowship ( Medical Retina & Uveitis ) Bristol Eye Hospital & University of Bristol 2014
Reference number 5207328
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT ( GMC Specialist Register), 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
Member of European Society of Retinal Specialists
Member of European society of Cataract & Refractive surgeons
South West Medical Retina Group
South West Ophthalmic Society
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union
- Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital, TA2 6AN
- 08:00 - 13:00
- 01823 286518
- Parkside Private Wing
- 17:00 - 18:30
- 01823 286518
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
01823286991 ( Nuffield Taunton Reception)
01823286518 ( Lorraine Cridlin -Secretary)