Consultant Profile

Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai

Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai MBBS, MS, FRCS, Ed (Ophth)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Eyes
    • Non-surgical procedures
  • Ophthalmology
    • Lacrimal disorders
    • Oculoplastic surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Periocular cancer reconstruction, thyroid eye disease, facial palsy, blepharospasm, external eye disease
  • Eyelid surgery including ptosis, ectropion, entropion
  • Eye socket reconstruction
  • Lacrimal surgery (management of watery eye) and blepharitis
  • Oculoplastic surgery for children (Paediatric Oculoplastics)
  • Cosmetic eyelid and brow surgery
  • Non-surgical facial cosmetic treatment, fillers and anti-wrinkle injections
Research interests:

Periocular cancer, blepharospasm and thyroid eye disease.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon at Barking Havering Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Oculo Plastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
British Medical Association (BMA)
Medical Defence Union (MDU)
All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
Oculoplastics Association of India.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8709 7878
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mrs. Sabrina Shah-Desai is an expert oculoplastic surgeon specializing in the management of eyelid malpositions (congenital or secondary to aging & trauma), eyelid and facial lumps and high risk skin cancers, watery eyes & tear duct surgery, thyroid eye disease, restorative eyelid surgery post facial palsy, blind eye removal & rehabilitative eye socket surgery to include orbital implants & fat grafts. She offers advanced treatments for dry eyes & blepharitis and for facial dystonia’s (hemifacial spasm & blepharospasm).

She is one of the well known UK cosmetic oculoplastic surgeons offering eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty & brow lift), scarless droopy eyelid correction (ptosis) & revision cosmetic eyelid surgery.She is highly experienced in non surgical aesthetic facial rejuvenating treatments with Botox & Dermal fillers which includes liquid face lifts.

Her NHS practice is based at BHR Hospitals NHS Trust (Queen’s Hospital) where she heads the division of oculoplastic surgery offering a comprehensive eyelid & lacrimal service for children & adults. She is a keen educator and runs a surgical training wet lab in basic oculoplastic procedures. She is frequently invited to lecture at national & international meetings and regularly publishes in peer reviewed medical journals & textbooks.

Mrs Shah-Desai undertook her fellowship training in Cornea & Oculoplastics at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead (’96-‘97), Oculoplastics at Salisbury & Southampton Eye Units (‘98), and in Eyelid & Facial Aesthetic Surgery in the Craniofacial unit at The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital (2009).

She has undertaken Oculoplastic fellowship training at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital (2000-2001) & subsequently worked in their prestigious Adnexal unit for a period of 7 years, where she trained budding oculoplastic surgeons.

Personal profile:

Sabrina is happily married and has two lovely children. She enjoys, yoga, dancing, swimming, cooking (and eating dark chocolate) and travelling.

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Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai

Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai Cosmetic Surgery & Ophthalmology Consultant, Redbridge, Essex, private hospital specialist.

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