Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar



  • Fee assured
  • Cataract Full Pathway provider

    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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  • Surgical

About me

Mr. Gudsoorkar is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in Cataract Surgery ( including Premium lens implants) , Retinal diseases and Ocular inflammation. He is based at Musgrove Park Hospital and has practicing privileges at Nuffield Hospital, Taunton as well as Parkside Private Unit .
Mr.Gudsoorkar provides patient tailored cataract surgery fitting in with their individual needs. He performs sutureless cataract surgery with options of premium intraocular implants including Toric lenses to correct astigmatism , Mutlifocal implants and the newer Extended Depth of Focus implants. With his advanced training in Retinal and ocular inflammatory diseases , he is well placed to perform cataract surgery in patients with these problems

He specialises in the management of medical retinal disorders including Diabetic retinopathy, Retinal vascular disorders and Uveitis. He has extensive experience of using pattern lasers, micropulse laser and intravitreal therapies in management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion.
He performs high volume cataract surgery as well as phacoemulsification combined with intravitreal therapies in patients with diabetic maculopathy and Uveitis.

Mr Gudsoorkar completed his Ophthalmic specialist training in Wales, working in University Hospital of Cardiff, Morriston Hospital Swansea and Newport eye units. Following further specialist fellowship training in Retinal disorders and Uveitis at Bristol Eye Hospital, he was appointed as a consultant in Taunton.

He also manages general ophthalmic problems including eyelid cysts, glaucoma, watery eyes and performs laser procedures including YAG capsulotomy , iridotomy and retinal photocoagulation.

Areas of interest

Cataract Surgery,
Premium Intraocular Lens implants,
Toric Implants,
Extended depth of Focus ( Multifocal Implants ),
YAG capsulotomy,
Intravitreal therapies (Anti VEGF & Steroids),
Retinal Laser,
Cataract Surgery in diabetics and Ocular inflammation,
Uveitis and Oral Immunosuppression,
Diabetic Retinopathy,
Retinal Vascular diseases,
Age Related Macular Degeneration,

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