Mr Atul Bansal

Mr Atul Bansal

MBBS, MRCOphth, MD, FRCSEd(Ophth), FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

Recommended by 7 specialists
32 years of experience
15 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Delightful gentleman. Extremely thorough and experienced. Very reassuring and talked me through the whole procedure. The outcome for me is amazing. “
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Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 5184889
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £195

    Follow-up appointment: £120

    Practices worked at

    Spire Parkway Hospital

    1 Damson Parkway, Solihull, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B91 2PP
    126 reviews

    The Meriden Hospital

    University Hospital Site, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, United Kingdom, CV2 2LQ
    89 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    09:00 - 13:00
    Wed
    12:00 - 13:30
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Atul Bansal is a highly qualified and experienced consultant ophthalmic surgeon based at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. He has a special interest in modern cataract and glaucoma surgery and also deals with a range of general ophthalmology conditions.

    He graduated from a top medical school with a first prize and has been in the field of ophthalmology for 28 years. He has trained extensively including specialist training from the Oxford region and higher specialist training from Birmingham. He further obtained advanced training in glaucoma from Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) and an advanced fellowship with extensive experience in modern surgical and laser techniques from Manchester Eye Hospital. He was awarded the Birmingham Eye Foundation Roper-Hall Prize Medal in 2004 and received a distinction in the International Council of Ophthalmology assessment.

    Mr Bansal has special expertise in cataract surgery both for routine and complex cataracts and provides a specialised service with micro-incision, no sutures and an option of no-injection anaesthesia. He also offers the option of premium lenses including Toric and Multifocal lenses to reduce dependence on glasses at the time of cataract surgery. He specialises in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma and offers advanced laser and surgical techniques for glaucoma. He is also available for consultation for a range of general ophthalmic conditions.

    He is an author of more than 20 indexed peer-reviewed publications, an MD thesis and chapters in a book on difficult cataract surgery. He has regularly presented at international and national meetings. He has chaired sessions on cataract and glaucoma surgery and has been an invited faculty and speaker. He has active research interest and is a principal investigator for the multicentre randomized multicentre trial for TAGS (Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma Study), is a co-investigator in many research trials and has been a principal investigator for the international study, EAGLE (Effectiveness of early lens extraction in angle-closure glaucoma). He is regularly providing teaching and surgical training for the registrars and has been nominated three times for the best regional trainer award.

    He has been the lead for Cataract service, the regional Quality lead for the School of Ophthalmology, Health Education West Midlands, departmental lead for postgraduate ophthalmology education and lead for QIPS (quality, innovation, productivity and safety) and clinical audit.

    Mr Bansal is driven by delivering patient-centred individualised service in a caring way and always aims for providing the best management with high standards of safety. He is a passionate photographer and has won several awards. He enjoys listening to music and spending time with his wife and two children.


    Special interests and expertise


    Cataract Surgery with lens implantation

    Microincision Cataract surgery, sutureless cataract surgery with an option of no-injection technique

    Toric lenses for astigmatism correction with Cataract surgery

    Multifocal and Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) lenses for improvement in near vision after cataract surgery.

    Nd: YAG Laser Capsulotomy for ''After-Cataract'' (posterior capsular opacification)
    after cataract surgery

    Glaucoma assessment and management

    Diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of Glaucoma.

    Glaucoma Laser treatment and modern surgical techniques

    Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for open-angle glaucoma

    Nd: YAG Laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) for narrow-angle glaucoma.

    iStent Trabecular bypass surgery

    Trabeculectomy with Mitomycin C

    General Ophthalmology assessment and treatment where appropriate

    Dry eyes, Red eyes

    Vision problems

    Procedures

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgeries
    • Iridotomy
    • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • Trabectome
    • Trabeculectomy
    • Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
    • iStent
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    Special interests

    • Cataracts
    • Glaucoma
    • Dry Eyes
    • Vision Problems
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    Education

    Education and Qualifications

    • FRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologist London
    • FRCSEd (Ophth), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    • MRCOPhth, Royal College of Ophthalmologist London
    • CCT (Ophthalmology), PMETB, UK
    • MD (Ophthalmology), Dr. R.P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, N. Delhi
    • MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, N. Delhi

    Membership/Fellowship

    • Royal College of Ophthalmologist London
    • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
    • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
    • United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
    • United Kingdom and Eire Society for Glaucoma
    • Midlands Glaucoma Society
    • Midlands Ophthalmic Society
    • British Medical Association
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Cataract Surgery
    17/21
    Cataracts
    6/21
    Complex Cataract Surgery
    3/21
    Cataract
    2/21
    Glaucoma
    1/21
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Delightful gentleman. Extremely thorough and experienced. Very reassuring and talked me through the whole procedure. The outcome for me is amazing.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Bandal was very kind and efficient. My operation went like clockwork and I felt very comfortable and cared for.
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    Atul Bansal

    Many thanks for your kind feedback which is very much appreciated. I am really glad that your surgery went really well and the outcome was excellent. Best wishes and kind regards.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Bansel performed cataract surgery on my left eye, which had moderate stage cataract and also very short sighted. During consultations Mr. Bansal was very polite and professional. He listened carefully and examined my eyes thoroughly. He explained the procedure and answered all my questions clearly and in full. I am very pleased with the outcome which was better than I expected. My left eye is now near perfect vison. I can recommend Mr Bansal to anyone considering cataract surgery.
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    Atul Bansal

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. I am delighted with the excellent on-target outcome of the complex cataract surgery, and the fact that you can see as well as possible. It has been my privilege and pleasure to do the needful for you. My very best wishes.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    From start to finish Mr Atul Bansal has been absolutely wonderful! He has worked really hard to control my ongoing struggle with Glaucoma and constantly re assured me along the way. His calm and reassuring bedside manner does him credit! Especially as I have experienced some anxiety and depression during my journey with glaucoma.. Mr Bansal is always polite and has always been happy to answer any questions during my treatment and monitoring. Mr Bansal has also always been very quick in replying to email queries and liaising with my own GP!
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    Atul Bansal

    Many thanks for your feedback and kind words, I am very happy with the very good outcome of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT). It has been my pleasure and privilege to do the needful for you. Thanks again and the very best wishes.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent service. I cannot find fault with anything particularly considering the difficulties of the pandemic
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    Atul Bansal

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. I am very happy with the excellent outcome of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) following an excellent visual outcome with successful cataract surgery to both eyes. It has been my privilege and pleasure to do the needful for you. My very best wishes.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I'm an ardent supporter of the NHS. However, I would have had to wait over 2 years for NHS cataract surgery, so decided to self fund for the first time. I've had my right eye cataract operation, and my left is Friday 14th January. How does the song go? "I can see clearly now......." Honestly, my right eye vision is now better than 20/20. I have documentary evidence to prove it. Colours are brighter, and the sky is blue. Roll on Friday. I took advantage of applying for a BMI card. Both ops will be paid for within 12 months using interest free credit. Aftercare is fantastic. Here's one example. I had a minor issue with my drops protocol, so emailed Mr Bansal's secretary's with a copy to Mr Bansal. To my surprise, Mr Bansal phoned me twice, and emailed me a lengthy solution. Thank you Mr Bansal. Look forward to seeing you Friday.
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    Atul Bansal

    I am very grateful for your kind words and very happy with the excellent outcome as well. I look forward to seeing you for the second eye surgery so we can try to give the best possible vision. Thanks again.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Bansal went to great lengths to ensure I made the correct choice of lens to have inserted after removing an advanced cataract in my right eye. He provided two comprehensive booklets explaining the full procedures involved in the operation and, in great detail, the full range of lenses available. During appointments he made sure that I understood fully the advantages and possible disadvantages of each type of lens. He personally checked my previous eye history to make sure there would be no complications with the operation or with my final choice of lens. As a result I had every faith in his ability and had no apprehension about the operation. I am delighted with the results of my first eye treated and will no longer need to wear glasses for reading, middle or far distance sight.
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    Atul Bansal

    Many thanks for your very kind feedback and your trust in my care. I am so happy that you can see very well after your first eye cataract surgery, with a premium lens implant, and you do not need glasses for far distance, middle and near vision.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very professional and reassuring to deal with. Thank you
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    Atul Bansal

    Many thanks for your very kind feedback. I am so pleased that you find the consultations reassuring and the cataract surgeries went very well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Bansal explained everything very well and put me at ease during my operation. He saw me for a follow up appointment and again explained everything to me. I feel very confident having my second cataract operation next month.
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    Atul Bansal

    Many thanks for your very kind feedback. I am so pleased that were happy with the explanations and consultations and were able to be at ease during your cataract surgery which went very well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent
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    Atul Bansal

    Many thanks for your very kind feedback. I am so pleased with the outcome.

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 specialists
    Mr Kashif Qureshi
    Mr Kashif Qureshi
    Ophthalmology
    We trained together

    "Mr Bansal is an exemplary surgeon, with a huge range of experience and an excellent manner with his patients. He was a pleasure to work alongside and I cannot recommend him more highly. Undoubtedly any patient that sees Mr Bansal will get an excellent level of service."

    21-11-2021

    Recommended for:
    Cataracts, Glaucoma
    Mrs Katya Tambe
    Mrs Katya Tambe
    Ophthalmology
    We trained together

    "I highly recommend Mr Atul Bansal for all types of glaucoma and cataract related problems. He is a kind, caring and patient centred doctor. We trained together in Birmingham and I was always impressed by his love to keep up to date with every new development in his field and his focus on providing his patients with the best care possible. "

    12-11-2021

    Recommended for:
    Cataracts, Glaucoma
    Miss Asifa Shaikh
    Miss Asifa Shaikh
    Ophthalmology
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Bansal is a well known cataract and glaucoma specialist with a wealth of specialist training and knowledge in this area. He is well versed with all commonly performed glaucoma procedures and operations. He also has a friendly and welcoming personality. "

    12-11-2021

    Recommended for:
    Cataracts, Glaucoma
    Miss Anna Maino
    Miss Anna Maino
    Ophthalmology
    We trained together

    "I would wholehearted recommend Atul - he is a knowledgeable, hard working surgeon who does his best for his patients"

    12-11-2021

    Recommended for:
    Cataracts, Glaucoma

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