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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Ramsay Ashtead 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 Robert Petrarca MD (Res) FRCOphth MBBS MCOptom BSc (Hons) is a consultant ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon with a NHS post at Epsom and St.Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. He specialises in cataract and glaucoma surgery and is the lead for cataract surgery, research & IT.
Mr Petrarca is the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Regional Representative for South West Thames.
In addition, he has been elected President of the Southern Ophthalmology Society.
Mr Petrarca attended Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School, London where he graduated with the national Royal College of Ophthalmologists Duke Elder ophthalmology prize, along with two distinctions and six merit awards. In addition, he was awarded a funded scholarship for a clinical elective at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
His subsequent ophthalmology training was within the London deanery and included King’s College Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS trusts and became a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. During this time he also completed his MD (Res) research degree at King’s College London into new treatments in ophthalmology.
Prior to his medical training, Mr Petrarca graduated from City University, London with his science degree in optometry and vision science. He worked in primary eye healthcare as an optometrist and became a member of the College of Optometrists.
Mr Petrarca has an active interest in new treatments in ophthalmology and has worked with various biotech and pharmaceutical companies during his research. He has published multiple peer reviewed papers in high ranking international ophthalmology journals, text book chapters and completed several clinical research trials. He has presented at national and international conferences and is regularly invited to give lectures across the UK to various healthcare professionals.
Mr Petrarca supervises and trains various healthcare professionals within a multidisciplinary team including doctors, nurses and optometrists. He is also an advocate of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGs) to reduce sight loss and the burden of glaucoma treatments.
Areas of interest
Subspecialty interests include:
Cataract, cataract surgery and post cataract laser. Glaucoma therapies including, medications, laser, surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).
Research and clinical trials.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Epsom & St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal College of Ophthalmologists - South West London Regional Representative
New Treatments in Glaucoma and AMD
President of the Southern Ophthalmology Society
Duke Elder Award
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2015
- MD (Res) King's College London 2015
- MBBS King's College London 2007
- MCOptom College of Optometrists 2001
- BSc (Hons) City University, London 2000
Reference number 6159543
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Regional Represenative - South West Thames Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2018
- President Southern Ophthalmology Society 2020
Post treatment communication
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
07384 10 20 20