Mr Sai Kolli

Mr Sai Kolli

MA(Cantab), MBBChir, FRCOphth, PGDipCat&Ref(Distinction), PhD

Ophthalmology

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
26 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.99

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Excellent bedside manner, very reassuring and clear explanations provided. I felt well looked after and had plenty of opportunity to ask questions. “
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Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Vision Correction Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4260466
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    The Westbourne Centre

    53 church Road Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B15 3SJ
    196 reviews

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

    Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B15 2GW
    32 reviews

    About

    Mr. Sai Kolli

    Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon (Eye Surgeon)

    Speciality : Cataract, Lens Surgery, Laser, Vision Correction and Cornea 

    Mr Sai Kolli is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon based at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He is the Lead Consultant for Cataract and Cornea at University Hospitals Birmingham which is one of the largest Trusts in the country and serves a regional, national and international population. 

    Mr Kolli undertook his medical training at Cambridge University where he graduated with First Class honours. He started his Ophthalmology career over 20 years ago obtaining his Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2001 and subsequently became a Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2005. He went on to complete 3 years of academic research in the field of corneal stem cell biology culminating in the award of a PhD in 2009. 

    Mr Kolli is one of the few consultants who has been fellowship trained both in corneal and external disease as well as Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He completed his specialist training at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital where he started as a consultant in 2010 before moving to Birmingham in 2011 to head up the corneal department at University Hospitals Birmingham where he provides a tertiary referral service for cornea and cataract.

    Mr Kolli is considered a national expert in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery and teaches and lectures across the UK and internationally on these topics. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country and has excellent outcomes.

    Mr Kolli has been trained in all aspects of general ophthalmology. His specific consultant expertise lies in the following:

    - Cataract 

    - Expertise in Premium Lenses (allowing spectacle free vision after cataract & lens surgery)

    - Refractive Lens Exchange 

    - Laser Eye Surgery (LASEK, LASIK & SMILE) for vision correction

    - Intraocular Collamer Lenses (ICL) for high levels of short and long sight

    - Corneal Disease

    - Keratoconus

    - Corneal Transplantation

    - Ocular Surface Disease 

    - Dry Eye

    - Red Eyes

    - Itchy Eyes

    - Allergic Eye Disease

    Mr Kolli’s knowledge in the most up to date aspects of cataract, lens and laser surgery means he can offer the ideal treatment to ensure the best outcomes. He prides himself on his open and honest approach and provides exceptional medical and surgical eye services across the region and beyond.

    Procedures

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Corneal Transplantation
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • Amniotic Membrane Transplant
    • Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
    • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    • Routine Eye Exam
    • Urgent Eye Care
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    Special interests

    • Cataracts
    • Corneal Disease
    • Astigmatism
    • Dry Eyes
    • Keratoconus
    • Eye Infection
    • Blepharitis
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Corneal Ectasia
    • Demodex
    • Eye Problems
    • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
    • Presbyopia
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    Education

    Batchelor of Arts (BA) -Medical Sciences Tripos – First Class Honours Degree, University of Cambridge 1993

    Batchelor of Surgery (BChir) Honours Degree- University of Cambridge 1995

    Batchelor of Medicine (MB) Honours Degree- University of Cambridge 1996

    Master of Arts (MA) Honorary Degree- University of Cambridge 1997

    Membership of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCOphth)- London, 2000

    Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)- London, 2005

    PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)- Centre for Stem Cell Biology, Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University, 2009

    Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Distinction 2018, Ulster University

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.99
    Bedside Manner
    4.99
    Explanation
    4.97
    Cataract Surgery
    14/88
    Complex Cataract Surgery
    12/88
    Cataracts
    9/88
    Corneal Disease
    8/88
    Corneal Transplantation
    8/88
    Astigmatism
    7/88
    Ophthalmology
    7/88
    Cataract
    6/88
    Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    4/88
    Dry Eyes
    3/88
    Keratoconus
    3/88
    Amniotic Membrane Transplant
    2/88
    Eye Infection
    2/88
    Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
    2/88
    Blepharitis
    1/88
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    Excellent bedside manner, very reassuring and clear explanations provided. I felt well looked after and had plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Mr Kolli is an outstanding Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, he impressed me immediately by his pleasant, reassuring manner and detailed explanation of the procedure addressing any concerns i had, due to being extremely nervous. I was amazed by the immediate clear Sharpe vision after cataract surgery which has made a profound impact on my quality of life. I would emphasise his professionalism and expertise efficiency, inspiring confidence in his procedure. Thank you for the level of care you have given me.
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    From the start of my treatment to date, my experiences have always been positive . I have complete confidence in Mr Kolli and I am extremely grateful to him for restoring my sight.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Mr Sai Kolli is a consultant of the highest standard. His knowledge and confidence puts you immediately at ease. He listens and strives to meet your individual needs to achieve the best possible results. The after care is as superior as the surgery itself. I was extremely please with the service I received. Especially satisfying was when having a routine eye exam the ophthalmologist told me they were impressed by the result and how good it was. Five stars all around for Mr. Kolli !
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    Mr Kolli has been amazing from start to finish. I had very poor vision in my left eye, after a cornea transplant under the care of Mr Kolli my vision has improved massively. His skills, knowledge and expertise is second to none. Mr Kolli is always professional, kind and above all treats patients as if they were his own family. Always friendly and willing to answer questions. He has changed my life for the better. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
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    (5/5)
    Dr Kolli was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable he took the time to explain everything to me and how my treatment would progress. From the moment you meet him he manages to put you at ease and you know your in capable hands. I had a complicated issue of GVHD in my eyes, side effects of a stem cell transplant. My vision was extremely poor and my eyes were severely damaged. I underwent complex medical treatment for my eyes including successful amniotic transplants as well as multiple medications. The improvement in my condition now is that I have perfect vision and comfortable eyes. All of this has been possible from the technical expertise and extensive knowledge that Dr Kolli possesses. I will always be grateful for the help and care Dr Kolli gave me I would recommend him without hesitation.
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    (5/5)
    Technically expert, good discussion pre-op to select right solution, great result after. Characteristics: approachable; honest & open; respectful; articulate & explains things well at an appropriate level without unnecessary jargon, nor patronising simplification; unhurried; patient; treats patient as a person & has empathy for their perspective; refreshingly open to feedback, and seeks ways to improve; respectful of other professionals and has a calm, confident manner in theatre, keeping the patient informed of likely sensations and timings - which for someone going through the experience (novel for them) is very helpful.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Kolli is an amazing surgeon with a deep understanding of issues related to GVHD and its ramifications in patients with post-transplant disorders of the eye. Furthermore, as a cataract surgeon, he excels with his procedures that are delivered with minimal discomfort. Personally, I would recommend Dr Kolli to anybody suffering from GVHD to the eye or a cataract condition.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Mr Kolli was very reassuring and calming, explained what was going to happen and was very polite throughout.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    When I was referred initially I was not aware of the severity of my cataract. During the COVID pandemic I was very concerned about going to the Hospital but Mr Sai Kolli and his team made me feel at ease from the moment I went into clinic. He was very thorough with all the tests needed during my consultation. I found out I had a very advanced cataract with me only having hand movement vision. The procedure was explained in detail and I was happy to consent, Mr Kolli assurred me everything was going to be OK and any fears I had towards the procedure soon dissapeared. On the day of the procedure for right complext cataract surgery, the team again were very attentive. I knew I was attending for the day and my son had dropped me at to the hospital. Mr Kolli came to see me before the procedure. The procedure was carried out without any complications. I have had my 6 weeks review and again Mr Kolli was very caring towards me as a patient and I am very grateful to him for I now have 20/20 vision without glasses. I am 82 years old and Mr Kolli has made such a difference to my daily activities.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr Mark Wevill
    Mr Mark Wevill
    Ophthalmology
    I have referred patients to them

    "I recommend Sai as he's an experienced surgeon and has an excellent rapport with his patients."

    01-07-2021

    Recommended for:
    Corneal Ectasia, Presbyopia, Vision Problems

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