Mr Philip Alexander

Mr Philip Alexander

BSc, MBBS, MBA, DIC, DM, FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

17 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

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“I has been my absolute privilege to be looked after by Mr Alexander and will forever be in the debt of he and his team. Thank you. “
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Subspecialties

  • Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
  • Retina
  • Vision Correction Surgery
  • Cataract
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6056731
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £225

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

    4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 8AF
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    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

    30 New Road Impington, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB24 9EL
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    About

    Mr Philip Alexander is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with expertise in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. He is based at Addenbrooke's Hospital, (part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust) where in addition to his cataract and vitreoretinal workload, co-leads the Stickler Syndrome Diagnostic Service. Mr Alexander sees private patients at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital and Nuffield Cambridge Hospital.

    Mr Alexander attained his medical degree from the University of London, graduating with a double distinction and a number academic prizes.  He went on to complete his surgical training in Nottingham, Southampton and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

    Outside his medical practice, Mr Alexander extensively publishes in peer-reviewed journals and has written over 45 publications. In 2013, he was awarded funding from the Global Ophthalmology Award Programme allowing him to conduct research into ocular stem cell transplantation, and he went on to receive a doctorate for his work. Mr Alexander has further gained an MBA, with his thesis looking at healthcare innovation for patients with diabetic eye disease.

    Mr Alexander is very involved in the training of Ophthalmologists and Vitreoretinal Surgical Training Fellows. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and his professional memberships include the British Medical Association and the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.

    Mr Alexander has recently become Associate Lecturer of the Clinical School, at the University of Cambridge.

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Epiretinal membrane
    • Floaters
    • Macular hole
    • Posterior capsular opacification following cataract surgery
    • Retinal detachment
    • Vitreomacular traction
    • Vitreous haemorrhage
    • Retinal Tears
    • Retinal Detachment 
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    Special interests

    • Vitreoretinal conditions
    • Lens conditions 
    • Cataracts
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    Education

    BSc, University of London - 1999

    MBBS, University of London - 2002

    FRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologists - 2011

    DM, University of Southampton - 2016

    MBA, Imperial College Business School - 2016

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    Reviews

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    I has been my absolute privilege to be looked after by Mr Alexander and will forever be in the debt of he and his team. Thank you.

    14-05-2020
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    Mr Alexander and his team at addenbrookes eye hospital how do I begin to thank them being in trouble with 4 eye heamorages and detached retina Mr Alexander had to do an emergency vitreous removal and put in an oil bubble I also have a chronic blood disorder to make matters worse I cannot thank Mr Alexander enough I feel he has given me my life back after 6 months off work I had my operation on the 7th of February and went back today all is good thank you so much for saving my eye sight

    07-05-2020
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    Excellent in every way. Thank you very much, Mr Alexander.

    07-05-2020
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    Mr Alexander was extremely good, he assessed my situation and explained my condition in terms that I could understand. He discussed the plan to correct my eye condition, making clear what options were available to help me make an informed decision. He then took time to discuss what would happen during surgery and helped put my mind at ease over the procedure to be used. Thank you

    06-05-2020
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    Really good experience. Thank you!

    06-05-2020
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    Went out of his way to be helpful and see me at very short notice. I feelPrivileged to be treated by him. Thank you so much.

    06-05-2020
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    extremely grateful to be seen by such an expert who took great care to check everything was correct

    04-05-2020
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    Mr Alexander runs an excellent unit which is very impressive. When one walks into the Eye Unit I am always very impressed. Great leadership great staff in all departments.

    04-05-2020
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    Mr Alexander has been extremely positive, and efficient throughout all of my treatment and surgery.He has the perfect bedside manner.

    29-04-2020
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    Mr Alexander was kind , understanding and very patient . He explained fully why I needed the operation , any drawbacks that might occur , answered fully all my questions . He gave me confidence in his capabilities and I knew I was in good hands and could trust him and his team implicitly.And I was right .. he saved the sight in my eye and I cannot thank him enough .

    29-04-2020
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    I have never been dissatisfied with any visit to an NHS hospital and I have always appreciated that the staff always do there best under extreme pressure.On this occasion I have been even more satisfied as Mr Alexander and his team could not have looked after me any better. They were so professional and Mr Alexander explained, the seriousness of my situation, what would happen during the operation and what I needed to do after the operation, in an intelligible way, whilst keeping me relaxed.

    27-04-2020
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    My experience with Mr Alexander has been exceptional. I am deeply grateful for his insight and support throughout my vitrectomy treatment, and the care with which he has monitored that treatment and explained my future options.

    27-04-2020
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    Top class doctor. Extremely busy clinic nhs needs more like him.

    24-04-2020
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    Mr Alexander is a wonderful Doctor. He never makes you feel rushed, answers all questions in an understandable way and never makes you fel silly for asking anything. He is very polite and knowledgable. And he fixed my retina so I will always be very grateful to him and the Stickler Syndrome team.

    22-04-2020
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    I found Mr Alexander to be very professional, friendly and polite. Everything was explained to me in detail including relevant risks and likelihoods of these occurring. All my questions were answered Aftercare also was excellent. I would highly recommend Mr Alexander.

    22-04-2020
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    Just to thank you and your team for the care I recently received at the Cambridge Nuffield Hospital. After a long and frustrating year it has been such a relief to resolve the problem [cataract]. I have my life back.

    22-04-2020
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    Mr P Alexander carried out [cataract] surgery on my right eye. The result is magnificient. Thank you so much. I would also state that his 'bed side manner' at consultations was friendly and respectful. I must also mention Nurse Prisca who took me home in her vehicle. What can I say but a big thank you to her.

    22-04-2020
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    Dear Philip Alexander and all wonderful staff. Thank you, thank you, one and all for giving me my 'new eyes'. I can see so clearly now I can read, sew and garden so much better thanks to you and your wonderful team. Thank you - I shall never forget you.

    21-04-2020
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    I wanted to write to you in appreciation of the standard of care you gave me whilst I was your patient. Not only did you save my eyesight, but you constantly treated me with respect and care. You made me feel so comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. THe quality of work was incredibly professional and made me feel like I was your only patient from start to finish. You and your team reacted so quickly to me detached retina. I was in surgery less than 24 hours after having a diagnosis and felt completely comfortable with the operation and pre-op procedures. I was amazed by the level of care and respect I was given through the entire process from all the nurses, staff and yourself. I hope you have a long wonderful career and life as the work you do and have done is totally underrated and needs to be celebrated a bit more.

    21-04-2020
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    I just wanted to pass on my heartfelt thanks to Mr P Alexander and his team at the eye clinic. I have had cause to visit many times over the last 18 months and have been met with kindness, information, hep and advice from all staff, nurses and doctors. Nothing is too difficult for them despite being under immense pressure of work. My operation so far has been successful and it is solely due to the skill, care and attention to detail given by the surgical team. Thank you very much. Keep up your sterling work...please!

    20-04-2020
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    I was fairly nervous about the operation [cataract and retinal surgery] but Mr Alexander put me competely at my ease. The operations were quite painless and my eyesight is now wonderful.

    20-04-2020
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    [Cataract surgery]. Absolutely faultless. Brilliant care ALL round. Can only THANK everyone concerned.

    20-04-2020
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    I now have glasses made up with the new prescription and my vision seems fine with them so I wanted to let Mr Alexander know the outcome. The final test for Mr Alexander showed an astigmatism in the left eye but that wasn't apparent in my eye examination although the final value for the left eye is lower than the spherical result he had so presumably the machine measured the strength pretty accurately but attributed some of the readin gto an astigmatism. The lens aligned is pretty much perfect with just a small final astigmatism in the right eye. I've had no problems following the surgery and I'm getting used to the new, much improved, eyesight.

    20-04-2020
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    My consultant is a genius and saved the sight in one eye following a botched cataract operation in a hospital local to me. I turned up as an emergency referral and was operated on later that day totally successfully thanks to the skill of the surgeon.

    20-04-2020
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    My consultant is a genius and saved the sight in one eye following a botched cataract operation in a hospital local to me. I turned up as an emergency referral and was operated on later that day totally successfully thanks to the skill of the surgeon.

    17-04-2020
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    I am a patient whose BAD vision caught up with them. When I arrived at Mr Aexander's clinic I had dense stage 4 cataracts in both eyes and also was very astigmatic and myopic. Mr Alexander offered me toric monofocal implants which are lenses for astigmatism. I had my first surgery on 27/3/19 and the second surgery on 18/4/19. At every step of each operation Mr Alexander let me know when to keep stil and when the cataract was out and when the lens implant was in, and in postion. I treally put me at ease. My 2 surgeries are a great success. Many thanks to Mr Alexander, that I can see much better.

    17-04-2020
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    Dear Mr Alexander. I would like to thank you for the care and trouble that you have taken with my eye. I realise that this is not over yet, I appreciate what you have been able to do. I look forward to driving again and being independent. Once again, thank you.

    16-04-2020
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    During my appointment I disclosed to Mr Alexander that I had been feeling suicidal due to my health condition. I was distressed and tearful and probably not making too much sense Mr Alexander put down his file and really listened to me. He gave me the time I needed to say how things were. I felt safe and heard and he liaised with my local ophthalmologist to ensure I had the right support. I have not felt like taking my life for over two months now. I don't think you can make much more of a difference to a life than that.

    15-04-2020
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    It is now five weeks since I had my first operation and I am now waiting for my new glasses to be made. I would like to thank everyone at the clinic for the care and kindness shown to me. I was absolutely terrified as I mistakenly thought I would have an injection in my eye in order to numb it, but all the staff, from the receptionist, tea lady and nurses, to Mr Philip Alexander, were most supportive. I know my other eye needs sorting very shortly but because of the care, I received this time I will certainly not be worried about it again. Once again, thank you to everyone in the department.

    15-04-2020
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    My Alexander, Donna, Grace and everyone in the Opthamology clinic who have helped to make my eyes so much better. Big Thank YOU!!

    11-12-2018
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    Thanks so much for all of your fantastic help with my retina! Very much appreciated and I am very grateful inded.

    11-12-2018
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    Many thanks to Mr Alexander for giving me crystal clear vision.

    11-12-2018
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    Mr Alexander was extremely professional in the initial consultation, the actual operation and the follow-up. I would have no hesitation in going back to Mr Alexander or Spire if necessary -particularly as the op was a great success. If I were a teacher it would be 10/10!

    11-12-2018
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    Very pleased with Mr Alexander's care. Always available. Very personable and reassuring. Care about patient care, I would highly recommend.

    10-12-2018
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    My day surgery for my eye op was very good. I was looked after by everyone. My surgeon, Mr Alexander, ensured I knew what was going to happen and looked after me extremely well. Thank you!

    10-12-2018
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    I have been more than delighted with the expert care I have received under Mr Alexander. It can be quite unsettling to realise that you need eye surgery of any kind. Mr Aelxander exhibited a very high degree of patient care. He was kind, gentle, honest, caring and always had time for questions. I felt totally safe in his care and he helped me to have confidence in my ability to cope with the procedures. I give him 100% for warm professional care and surgical skill. I would return to him, wherever possible, should I need future eye surgery.

    18-09-2018
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    I am pleased with the care that I received at the Spire Cambridge under Mr Alexander. Mr Alexander explained fully what would happen and allowed me to ask lots of questions that were answered. The follow-up care was also to a high standard. Thank you. I would highly recommend Mr Alexander.

    18-09-2018
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    For the first time in 73 years I found it necessary to privately engage the surgical skills of Mr Alexander to close Macular Hole in my right eye. This was achieved five weeks after surgery. During my treatment from the initial consultation through to to discharge the service provided by Mr Alexander and his staff and the services provided by Cambridge Lea Hospital have been exemplary. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Alexander and his team.

    17-09-2018
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    I was delighted with the results of my cataract surgery and impressed with the level of care I received from everyone involved in the process. That includes my surgeon, Mr Alexander, the nursing staff, receptionists and the lady who brought me a sandwich. All my (frequent!) questions were answered and the operations themselves carried out impeccably as were the follow-ups. As an overall score for the experience, I'd give it my new visual acuity score: 6/5

    12-09-2018
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    Prior to surgery, my vision was in a sorry state. Now it is vastly improved and I only need reading glasses. The attention and follow up that I received from Mr Alexander and his team was excellent and I would recommend them to anyone and would use their expertise if needed in the future.

    12-09-2018

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