Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar

Qualifications

MBBS, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth

GMC number: 5207328

Practicing since: 2002

Specialties

Ophthalmology

Consultation times

  • Thursday mornings
  • Friday afternoons
  • Overview

Or call us on

0300 1311418

About

Mr. Gudsoorkar is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon specialising in small incision cataract surgery  with premium lens implants , retinal disorders and uveitis. This is reflected in his practice based at Musgrove Park Hospital and Nuffield Hospital, Taunton.

Whilst training in Wales, Mr Gudsoorkar worked in large tertiary referral eye centres at Cardiff and Swansea. Following further two years of subspecialty fellowship training in Medical Retina and Uveitis at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Bristol Eye Hospital, he was appointed as a consultant in Taunton.

Mr. Gudsoorkar provides patient focused cataract surgery for their specific visual needs and has completed more than 3000 surgeries. He performs sutureless cataract surgery with options of premium intraocular lens implants. These include Toric lenses to correct astigmatism and Multifocal lenses allowing patients to become spectacle independent after cataract surgery.

Mr Gudsoorkar also performs refractive lens exchange for patients over the age of 50.  Use of multifocal lenses in  this procedure can correct both near and intermediate sight, in addition to the distance vision.

He specialises in the management of medical retinal disorders including age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders. He has extensive experience of using pattern and micropulse /subliminal lasers, intravitreal therapies (anti VEGF and steroids).   

Mr. Gudsoorkar set up and leads the Uveitis service in Taunton. He is the only consultant in Somerset offering intravitreal steroids , oral immunosuppression and biologic treatment for patients with complex ocular inflammations. This unique combination of medical and surgical expertise makes him well placed to perform cataract surgery in these patients needing consultant led care.

Special interests

  • Cataract Surgery with Premium Intraocular Lens implants
  • Toric lenses, Multifocal lens implant
  • Refractive Lens exchange 
  • Cataract Surgery in Diabetics and Ocular inflammation
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract Surgery in Diabetics and Ocular inflammation
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy & Retinal Vascular diseases
  • Intravitreal therapies (Anti VEGF- Eylea ,Lucentis ,Avastin)
  • Intravitreal Steroids (Ozurdex ,IIuvien)
  • Retinal Laser ( Pattern and Micropulse/Subliminal laser)
  • Uveitis and Oral Immunosuppression

Other interests

He also manages general ophthalmic problems including eyelid cysts, glaucoma, watery eyes and performs laser procedures including YAG capsulotomy and iridotomy.

Personal interests

Having moved from Wales , Mr. Gudsoorkar and his family enjoy the sunny Somerset and are keen cricket fans. He also enjoys trekking and badminton.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi and Telugu.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Phlebotomy
  • Carotid doppler
  • Haematology profiles
  • Cataract surgery
  • Eyelid cyst removal
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Uveitis
  • Visual Fields

Locations Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar works with

Related experience

Research

Mr.Gudsoorkar has been involved in large multicentre clinical trials during his tenure in Bristol . These trials investigated use of Anti Vascular Endothelial Growth factor use in macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion.

He was also actively involved in research projects studying efficacy of intravitreal therapies (Steroid implants , biologic agents ) in severe eye inflammation –posterior uveitis.

Memberships

  • Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • European Society of Retinal Specialists (EuRETINA)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Medical Defence Union (MDU)

Other post held

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Bridgwater Community Hospital
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Nuffield Hospital, Taunton

Insurers Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar works with

Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • CS Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Simplyhealth

Declaration

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

Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Mr Gudsoorkar has a financial interest of 3.5% in the YAG laser at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital.

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

Free events with Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar

Meet our Expert on Cataract Surgery

Thursday 21 May 2020

Taunton Hospital

Mr Shantanu Gudsoorkar

This event is for anyone who is suffering with cataracts and would like to explore their options for treatment.

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