Miss Helen Garrott

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon

MBBS (Hons) BMedSci FRANZCO

"I enjoy working with my excellent surgical team at Spire Bristol. They always make my patients and myself completely comfortable and are a pleasure to work with."


Specialises in

  • Cataract surgery
  • Cataract removal surgery
  • Eyelid cyst surgery
  • Lacrimal disorders
  • Oculoplastic surgery

I have been a Consultant Oculoplastic, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgeon for over 10 years, with my NHS practice based at Bristol Eye Hospital. I receive complex referrals from the entire South West region, including orbital tumours and complex periocular skin cancer cases.

I specialise in oculoplastic surgery, which is essentially plastic surgery around the eyelid region either for cosmetic or functional and reconstructive purposes. My most common surgical treatments include surgery for lid malposition (ectropion, entropion and ptosis surgery), blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid lift), lacrimal surgery including dacryocystorhinostomy for watery eyes, and biopsy of orbital tumours. 

I also have a very active role in treating skin cancers around the eyelid region, including large lesions requiring total eyelid reconstruction. In addition to my oculoplastic surgical experience, I have extensive experience in cataract surgery.

My complex work frequently involves collaboration with other specialists including dermatologists, ENT surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, oncologists and neurosurgeons. I perform the full range of oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery and I have a special interest in blepharoplasty surgery (cosmetic eyelid lift), as well as thyroid eye disease.

I jointly lead the Orbital Service and Thyroid Eye Disease service at Bristol Eye Hospital. I am actively involved in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates, and am proud to be an honorary lecturer at the University of Bristol.

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General Medical Council Number: C6085336

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Helen Garrott at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Biopsies of orbital tumours
  • Drooping eyelids (ptosis surgery)
  • Inturning out-turning eyelids (entropion and ectropion surgery)
  • Skin cancer surgery around the eyelids
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Watery eye treatments

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Additional information

Cataract surgery
Lacrimal disorders
Oculoplastic surgery

MBBS (Hons) / University of Melbourne / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)

Royal College of Ophthalmologists - associate member

British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) - interspeciality member


Professional leadership

Chair of Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust (2011-2014)

I have published 22 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust (Bristol Eye Hospital)

Honorary Lecturer Univesity of Bristol

I enjoy keeping fit by running and playing squash. I also enjoy oil and watercolour painting in my spare time.

Website https://helengarrotteyesurgeon.co.uk/
Private secretary Toni Walker
Private secretary telephone 0117 906 4247
Private secretary email secretary@diamond-garrott.co.uk