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I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Nuffield Health Tees 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
- Refractive surgery
Mr Patel is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and leads the cornea, anterior segment and cataract service at James Cook University Hospital.
He completed his early ophthalmology training at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield before continuing higher surgical training at Moorfields eye hospital and later Imperial Hospitals, London. He has undergone specialist training in cornea and external eye diseases during his one year fellowship at The Western Eye Hospital in Marylebone, London
Mr Patel is a specialist corneal transplant and cataract surgeon. He performs all forms of corneal transplant surgery including advanced lamellar transplantation. He is a highly experienced cataract surgeon and is often referred complex cases to manage by fellow Ophthalmologists. He has extensive experience with using premium intraocular lenses such as toric and multifocal implants.
Areas of interest
Cataract surgery including complex cataract surgery
Implantation of advanced intraocular lenses
Anterior segment surgery including secondary lens implantation
Corneal transplant surgery including all forms of anterior and posterior lamellar surgery
Surgical management of corneal and conjunctival disorders.
- Cataract & Cornea: https://www.instagram.com/cataract_cornea/
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmologist, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Patel is an active researcher and is regularly invited to present to peers at national and international meetings. His main areas of interest are in corneal transplantation, ocular surface disease and dry eye, cataract and refractive surgery.
Please click on the following link for a list of published work:
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Patel is frequently asked to provide educational seminars for fellow ophthalmologists including trainees rotating through the regional training programme. Mr Patel also supports the local optometric committee with educational events. Mr Patel works closely with the team at Nuffield Tees Hospital to provide GP educational evenings, please contact his secretary if you would like an event to be organised on any ophthalmology related topic.
- MBBS University of East Anglia 2007
- BSc (hons) Optometry City University, London 2002
- FRCOphth The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2015
- Advanced cornea and cataract fellowship Western Eye Hospital, Marylebone, London 2016
Reference number 6164676
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
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.