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- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Nuffield Health Woking 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.
- Refractive surgery
Mr Michael Tappin’s main surgical interests include cornea, cataract, anterior segment, refractive laser and lens surgery. He trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London before undertaking fellowships in corneal and refractive surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia.
Mr Tappin offers the full range of vision correction procedures as well as laser cataract surgery, a minimally invasive procedure performed using a newly developed state-of-the-art laser which eliminates the use of a blade. He also performs the new Sulcoflex DUET Lens Exchange – an adjustable solution to correct vision at all distance and the first to offer lifelong reversibility.
In 2005 he became the first surgeon in the UK to perform an endothelial cell transplantation now known as DMEK. The pioneering technique is a less invasive surgery to treat fuchs dystrophy and endothelial cell failure. He also recently published a new surgical technique for the treatment of pterygium.
Areas of interest
Cataract Surgery; Complex Cataract Surgery, including patients with other conditions such as Fuch's dystrophy; Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery; Laser Eye Surgery; Implantable Contact Lens; Corneal Surgery; Laser Refractive Surgery; Lens Replacement; Piggyback IOLs; LASIK; LASEK; Presbyopia treatments; KAMRA Inlay; Blended Vision; Keratoconus treatments including Topography Guided Laser Treatment; Crosslinking; INTACs; Ferrara Rings; Complex Contact Lens; Pterygium Surgery; Corneal Grafts; Corneal Transplant (DMEK, Ultra-Thin DSAEK, DALK, PK); Corneal Infections; Dry Eye; Corneal Dystrophies; Glaucoma; Anterior Segment Disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Surrey NHS Hospital Trust
Corneal transplant for endothelial cell failure and Fuchs Dystrophy. Laser Cataract Surgery. Laser Refractive Surgery.
When time allows, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, woodworking and caring for the chickens, sheep and all other animals on my farm!
Courses offered to GPs
Regular updates in ophthalmic conditions. Updates in latest treatments for corneal disease.
- MBBS St Mary’s Medical School 1990
- FRCOphth The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Professional body5.8 mi 1995
Reference number 3495962
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
UK and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmologists
European Society of Ophthalmologists
Greek Society of Ophthalmologists
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