Mr Saruban Pasu

Mr Saruban Pasu

BSc (Hons) MBBS MD(Res) FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

13 years of experience
2 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.99
Bedside Manner
4.98
Explanation
4.91

Top feedback

“The care and explanation of op from staff was excellent. Couldn’t have asked for more. Particularity Mr Saruban Pasu and the staff at Bexhill hospital. My experience could not have been better.“
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Subspecialties

  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Retina
  • Cataract
  • Vision Correction Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6143164
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    Practices worked at

    Bexhill Hospital

    Bexhill-on-Sea , UK, TN40 2DZ
    49 reviews

    King Edward VII's Hospital

    5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA
    579 reviews

    Conquest Hospital

    Hastings, UK, TN37 7RD
    2 reviews

    Spire Sussex Hospital

    The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom, TN37 7RE
    0 reviews

    About

    www.sussexcataract.com

    Mr Saruban Pasu BSc MBBS MD(Res) FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and The Spire Sussex hospital. He is also the lead for the Diabetic Retinal Screening service for East Sussex. He was previously a locum Consultant Ophthalmologist for Imperial College in London.

    Following a personal recommendation from the Surgeon Oculist to HM The Queen, Mr Pasu is able to see and treat patients at the prestigious King Edward VII's Hospital, Marylebone London.

    He is a well respected educator and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer for Kings College London.

    His interests include Cataract surgery, general ophthalmology and disorders of the retina including vein occlusions, diabetes and age related macular degeneration.  He is able to perform retinal and YAG laser, as well as intravitreal injections. He has a strong academic interest having published extensively in medical journals, and has presented his work at international meetings. He spent 2 years of his training fully dedicated to research at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, which lead to the award of a postgraduate research degree MD(res).

    Mr Pasu completed his schooling at The Perse School, Cambridge and graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in London. His extensive and comprehensive ophthalmology training was in London, namely at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Imperial College. Mr Pasu completed his subspecialty training in Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital. During this time he developed a keen interest in complex cataract surgery and took an active and passionate role in teaching junior eye surgeons. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

    Mr Pasu has been described as a compassionate, dynamic and safe surgeon who prides himself on the high quality of his work.

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    Medical procedures

    • Cataract Surgery 
    • Intravitreal injections
    • Retinal Laser
    • YAG Laser
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    Special interests

    • Cataract surgery 
    • Intravitreal injections
    • Medical retina consultations
    • Age related macular degeneration
    • Retinal vein occlusions
    • Diabetic retinopathy
    • Retinal vascular disorders
    • Uveitis
    • Retinal imaging
    • Dry eyes
    • Blepharitis
    • General clinical ophthalmology
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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    The care and explanation of op from staff was excellent. Couldn’t have asked for more. Particularity Mr Saruban Pasu and the staff at Bexhill hospital. My experience could not have been better.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    08-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Thank you for the skill, care and kindness I received in your unit. I can see for miles now thanks to all of you!

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    11-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Everything went to plan. I was made very welcome by the nurses and the explanations as to what was going to happen .the whole process went well with little discomfort . I now only need glasses for reading . But I have been noticing what seems like a slight blurring in my left eye , I am possibly going to have to go to spec savers and ask them to have a look just to make sure all is OK .

    Patient seen for:
    both eye cataract
    19-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I received friendly explanatory information for my Cataracts and appreciated being told the short stage points during the operation. Both my eyes were done within a fairly short time and I am very grateful for being able to see so well again.

    18-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I was very pleased with my experience at the Bexhill opthalmic unit, which went as explained by Mr Pasu. My vision has improved considerably. Thank you for the kind care and attention.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    18-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    From the moment I arrived at the hospital, I was cared for extremely well. The waiting room was comfortable, and the ward more so, and all explanations were given in an understandable language. The nurses were professional and businesslike, again explaining everything that was happening. The operation itself was carried out speedily and painlessly, and the results have been amazing.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    15-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Thank you.

    26-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent treatment and good follow up. Frightening at first but reassured by both nurses and Mr. Pasu himself.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    30-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I was treated very well at the time of both my cataract operations and during the follow up appointments at the outpatients clinics. Mr Pasu went to great lengths to reassure me and I left all appointments feeling very encouraged. Thank you.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    29-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr. Pasu operated on each eye for cataract (8 weeks apart). They have been highly successful and I was extremely impressed by Mr Pasu's gentle and reassuring manner.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    28-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Pasu put me at my ease even though I was nervous. He explained everything so I knew what to expect at all times.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    28-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    My experience overall was excellent would recommend this to anyone

    27-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Extremely pleased with the result and service received at Bexhill

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    23-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Thank you!

    08-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Cleanliness, efficiency and empathy were excellent.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    18-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    A satisfactory result and would be happy to recommend the cataract operation

    17-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I was extremely pleased with the experience and the result.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    07-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    All went to plan .I was very grateful for such a quick turn round for my other eye. Everything looks good. Many thanks.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    06-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Thank you

    05-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very good treatment, kind and attentive including nursing care

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    06-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I was made to feel at reassured and relaxed. Mr Saruban Pasu was very warm and professional.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    28-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I have just had the 5 week checkup at spec savers after my second eye cataract operation to be told my vision is now 20/20. Everything went extremely well after both surgeries and I have been amazed at the excellent vision I now have. I no longer require glasses for driving, TV and reading, everything looks so sharp and bright. Thank you so much for the very high standard of care and kindness from yourself and your team at bexhill hospital. I am very grateful, life is good. And the plentiful supply of tea and coffee was well received!

    26-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very pleased with the outcome and treatment.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    17-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    All very good. No problem with waiting time for the operation. Nice atmosphere at the eye unit at Bexhill Hospital. Operation went well despite my history of eye problems (detached retinas). Mr Pasu gave unambiguous and wise advice on when, after the operation, I could resume regular activities such as playing tennis.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    17-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I have had cataracts removed under the care of Mr. Saruban Pasu. He was very informative before the operation and explained all that would happen. On the Assessment day I was seen and again all was explained to me by a very nice member of the team. On both days I attended Bexhill Hospital I was treated in a kind and happy way with all being explained to me step by step. I cannot fault the way I was treated by Mr. Pasu and his team. It is great now I can see much more clearly and precise. Thank you to all the team.

    15-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I wrote a review in August when I had my right eye cataract corrected. Everything has been wonderful and now Mr. Saruban Pasu has done the left eye my sight is back to what it was over 20 years ago. The wonderful thing was all the colours I had forgotten but can now see again. Following on from the last cataract this one has been a great success. The staff at Bexhill Hospital were so helpful and they did not mind me asking what, to them, must have been pretty stupid questions. Mr. Pasu also looked at my old eye to make sure that it had healed properly and he explained once again what he was going to be doing. This type of operation should be available to everyone, everywhere as it makes such a huge difference to your life. Well done all, doctors and nursing staff. I wish I had had a matron like the one on the Bexhill ward, I might have stayed in nursing instead of going to Social Work.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    15-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    For some years my eyesight had been deteriorating due to cataracts in both eyes. I was referred by me optician for treatment in the summer and attended an initial consultation at Mr Pasu’s clinic at the Conquest hospital. The waiting time for the appointment was reasonable and when attending the clinic I was seen fairly promptly. At this initial consultation I was really impressed by Mr Pasu. Having confirmed that treatment was needed, in a very calm and reassuring manner he explained what was required, how this would be achieved and what outcome I might expect. The information provided and the way it was delivered gave me every confidence in Mr Pasu and his ability to improve my failing sight. I attended Mr Pasu’s clinic at Bexhill Hospital for treatment, initially on my left eye and more recently on my right eye. During both appointments I was really impressed by the ophthalmology team, the speed and efficiency they demonstrated and the courtesy I was shown. When actually undergoing the treatment Mr Pasu was so efficient and so reassuring during the whole process, I felt absolutely at ease and no discomfort at all, consequently I had no hesitation in returning for treatment on my right eye. Following treatment I had no issues and was amazed at my speedy recovery and the improvement to my vision. I am now able to see fine details (textures and small print for example), which had been missing for some. The outcome of the operations is exactly as Mr Pasu had described, no more and no less.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    15-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very good, Mr pasu was very understanding

    15-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I wrote a review in August when I had my right eye cataract corrected. Everything has been wonderful and now Mr Saruban Pasu has done the left eye my sight is back to what it was 20 years ago. The wonderful thing was all the colours I had forgotten but can now see again. Following on from the last cataract this one has been a great success. The staff at Bexhill Hospital were so helpful and they did not mind me asking what, to them, must have been pretty stupid questions. Mr Pasu also looked at my old eye to make sure it had healed properly and he explained once again what he was going to do. This type of operation should be available to everyone, everywhere as it makes such a huge difference to your life. Well done all, doctors and nursing staff. I wish I had had a matron like the one on the Bexhill ward, I might have stayed in nursing instead of going to social work.

    15-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Surgery great, results are excellent, only need specs for reading. Thankyou very much.

    14-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Although i realise a majority of patients are not having prescription lens fitted i think a little more time spent discussing options would have been helpfull.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    14-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Although I had to wait longer than I would have like to have the procedure carried out, (the referral process etc...) which I know can’t be helped, I have to say the whole experience was highly satisfactory. The entire team at Bexhill Ophthalmolgy are outstanding. I saw Mr Pasu who explained what would happen and when in theatre he continued to reassure me as to progress. During the period prior to the procedure, the insertion and monitoring of drops was of a consistently high standard. Mr Pasu carried out the first (left) cataract removal but the second was carried out at the Conquest Hospital under the care of Miss Pilar (due to electrical issues at Bexhill that day). Allowing for the extra operational difficulties this entailed, the procedure was carried out perfectly, and I am delighted to report that I now have excellent vision in both eyes, although the first op has given me slightly better vision than the second. I am seeing the opticians next week. Thank you very much indeed!

    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    13-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I have had both cataracts dealt with by Mr Saruban Pasu at Bexhill Hospital. These have been excellent. I am grateful for his skill and patience. I was always treated with the utmost respect, dignity and consideration, which as I am very elderly (81 yrs) was much appreciated. My thanks particularly to him and those who assisted him.

    04-12-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dear Mr Pasu, thank you so much for the laser treatment on my left eye last week. It has been a fantastic success and would think the vision is even better than the other eye. I am so grateful.

    26-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Cataract removed without any discomfort, healed very well, no pain, wonderful result.

    26-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Saruban Pasu did a cataract op. on my left eye and I am now waiting for my right eye. There was no pain and only slight discomfort. I can see very clearly out of one eye and I can once again drive safely. I am really looking forward to being able to see clearly with both eyes now. I think ophthalmologists are geniuses.

    19-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I am very pleased to report a great improvement in my vision. The experience of the cataract operation was pleasant and I found all the staff very kind and helpful. Thank you for your excellent work Mr Pasu.

    16-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I can see better than I have for years. Thank you.

    13-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very pleased with the operation.

    06-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very impressed with Bexhill hospital and the treatment I received.

    06-11-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Pasu has performed Cataract surgery on both of my eyes successfully in 2019. My distance sight is now very good and it has made a significant difference after suffering from reducing eyesight over the last few years. My thanks to Mr Pasu for his skill and efficiency.

    22-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I had cateract surgery at Bexhill Hospital performed by Mr. Pasu and could not fault the procedure

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract.
    21-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    From my initial appointment with Mr Pasu he put me at my ease, with the explaination of my upcoming surgery and treatment. On the day of my operation I met with Mr Pasu, again ,he explained what he was about to do, and what I would experience during my surgery. Even though I was very nervous I had complete confidence in Mr Pasu. I will need further surgery in the future and I will not be so nervous the next time .

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    17-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I found Mr Pasu to be very pleasant man.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract
    16-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very good experience throughout.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract
    16-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Thank you, can’t wait for my other eye to be done.

    01-10-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Brilliant, thank you.

    20-09-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    The care and attention that I received both before and after the operation was outstanding. The nurses made you feel as though you were in a private hospital. I was made to feel very relaxed with cups of tea and biscuits. All I can say is well done to everybody at the Bexhill Day Surgery unit.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    10-09-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    From the start the service was excellent despite an initial problem with the appointment being wrongly cancelled. Mr Pasu and his team responded excellently in dealing with this issue. From the start I was well informed of the intended procedure. Waiting times were minimal and the treatment on the day was very good by all the team. I still suffer from slight weeping of the eye but this was not considered to need further attention by my optician at the follow up appointment. If I needed similar treatment for my other eye, I would be very happy to return to Mr Pasu and his team.

    Patient seen for:
    Cataract
    05-09-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    My first visit on arrival at Bexhill Hospital was very anxious, but within minutes the team made me feel at ease. They explained everything very clearly - chairs, very comfortable, bright and spacious room and plenty of room for accompanying person to sit beside. Within minutes we were offered tea/coffee (when I phoned to confirm appointment I was told if I wished I could bring a sandwich) which helped pass the time waiting for drops to take effect. At every procedure I was put at ease, everyone explaining everything. I could not find a fault with any of the team of nurses, they were excellent. Mr Pasu came and made me very at ease, explaining all the time. I did not experience any pain whatsoever. On my second visit (for the other eye) I was pleased to see it was Mr Pasu. I was even looking forward to having it done!!! On both occasions the teams were excellent and would gladly recommend anyone if they were anxious. When I came out I followed all the very clear directions given on after care. Have now been for final check up and the optician said my eyes had greatly improved (which I already knew). Thank you for giving me clear vision and your help on both days.

    30-08-2019

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Ophthalmology

    Mr Danny Mitry
    Mr Danny Mitry
    Ophthalmology

    15-04-2019

    Mr Pasu is a highly trained ophthalmologist and surgeon. He has excellent skills in cataract surgery and managing diseases of the retina. If you are looking for a reliable and well informed ophthalmologist see Mr Pasu.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Tariq Ayoub
    Mr Tariq Ayoub
    Ophthalmology

    26-06-2020

    Mr Pasu consistently provides a high level of care to his patients. He has trained and work at some of the worlds best eye departments and now provides an exceptional level of service to his patients. He has a strong interest in academia and the education of future eye surgeons. I would highly recommend him as an eye surgeon.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Macular Degeneration, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    For procedures: OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography), Intravitreal Injection, Cataract Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Ahmad Aziz
    Mr Ahmad Aziz
    Ophthalmology,Cataract Network

    27-07-2020

    Mr Pasu is an excellent doctor and a skilled cataract surgeon. He is warm and approachable and I have no hesitation in recommending him to patients.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Vision problems
    For procedures: OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography), Intravitreal Injection, Cataract Surgery
    Connection: I trained them
    Dr Shahram Kashani
    Dr Shahram Kashani
    Ophthalmology

    10-08-2020

    I have had the pleasure of working with Saruban for over a year and have known him for several years prior to his appointment at East Sussex NHS Hospital. He is an excellent surgeon and I would recommend him unreservedly. His expertise are in cataract surgery and management of retinal disorders as well as general ophthalmic disorders. He is kind, caring and is very much liked by his peers and his patients alike.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts
    For procedures: OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography), Retinal Imaging, Intravitreal Injection, Complex Cataract Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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