Why choose private surgery?

There are a number of advantages to choosing private surgery

Choice of surgeon
This is the most important reason for choosing private surgery. All surgeons vary in terms of their training, experience and of course ability. This is especially important for eye surgery. Private treatment also guarantees that you will not be operated on by a junior doctor in training.

Mr Rossiter is a highly experienced cataract surgeon having completed over 3,500 cataract operations and his continuous audit shows a 0% infection rate and a posterior rupture rate (regarded as the benchmark of quality in catarct surgery) of 0.28%.  This compares with national rates for consultants of 0.2% and 1.6%.

As a private patient you can have rapid surgery allowing you to get back to doing the things that you enjoy and that are important in life. For example it is possible to have both cataracts completed within 2 weeks of each other. There are no waiting lists. Typically NHS patients wait 8 months to have both eyes done.

Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital - Mr Rossiter performs the majority of his private practice here where he has access to state of the art diagnostic and surgical equipment.  Your consultation will take place in comfortable surroundings with free parking, free coffee and tea and where you will be warmly welcomed by the professional and dedicated Nuffield staff.  When it comes to the day of surgery, you will enjoy your own individual en-suite room, newspapers and award winning catering.

Mugrove Park Hospital Parkside Private Unit - It is possible to have consultations and surgery with Mr Rossiter through Parkside.  Free parking and individual en-suite rooms are available.  Self pay patients can access fixed price packages which may be more affordable.

Continuity of care
You can have confidence that you will see Mr Rossiter personally at each stage of your treatment; from the initial consultation, the important preoperative measurements, the surgery itself and the postoperative checks.  Mr Rossiter will also be available at all times to answer any concerns or in case of an emergency.

NHS patients typically receive a standard monofocal lens implant after cataract surgery. These do not offset astigmatism or allow reading without glasses. There are a variety of premium lens implants available which Mr Rossiter implants privately, such as toric or multifocal lens implants.

Cataract surgery can now be seen as an opportunity to become largely spectacle independent.

Mr Rossiter is a recognised provider for all leading private medical insurers, including BUPA, AVIVA, AXA-PPP, Exeter, Simplyhealth and WPA.  Self pay fees are given here.