Mr Rafik Girgis


MB ChB, MSc, MRCOphth, FRCS (Ed)

GMC number: 5179248

Practising since: 1988



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Mr Rafik Girgis is an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist, specialising in cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. He trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where his training included two fellowships in cataract and primary care, before working there for a year as a Consultant.

Mr Girgis has completed over 10,000 cataract surgeries, and is an expert in the field of premium lenses. During your consultation, he will guide you as to which implant would be the most suitable one for you, taking your own circumstances into account.

Between April 2011 and November 2017, Mr Girgis provided the Primary Care Service at Bristol Eye Hospital. He also enjoys teaching junior doctors how to be an efficient, safe cataract surgeon.

Mr Girgis recently completed the Ulster University Cataract and Refractive Surgery Course, PgDip with Distinction. The course takes around nine months to study and complete, and includes over 30 hours of fully narrated lectures, discussions and testing forums, and self-assessment tests. The programme of the course has been designed in collaboration with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to provide candidates a great depth in the refractive field, including premium lens cataract surgery. 


"Mr Girgis has been excellent throughout the whole procedure and I have had a brilliant outcome. I have already recommended him to friends and family. I owe so much to Mr Girgis, a true gentleman."
"Mr Girgis has a lovely manner and is a skilful surgeon."
"I could not have asked for anything more from my experience. I am extremely happy with the care I have received from all of the staff."

Special interests

  • Complex cataract surgeries, including premium lenses, Toric and Extended depth implants
  • Ocular surface diseases, including dry eyes and blepharitis
  • Eye lids cysts
  • Laser treatment, including YAG laser
  • Glaucoma management

Other interests

  • Cataract Surgery
  • General Ophthalmology
  • Diabetic Eye Diseases
  • Acute Ophthalmic Medicine

Personal interests

Playing tennis and football, charity work.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Rafik Girgis at Nuffield Health

  • Cataract Surgery

Locations Mr Rafik Girgis works with


    3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BN

    0117 906 4870
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Related experience


  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • British Medical Association
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Full-time private Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital

Insurers Mr Rafik Girgis works with

Mr Rafik Girgis works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


Mr Rafik Girgis does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Rafik Girgis does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Rafik Girgis does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.