Mr Rafik Girgis

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MRCOphth (London), FRCS Ed, MD

"The facilities at Spire Hospital are excellent. I love working here. The atmosphere is so supportive with the entire staff committed to each patient's treatment."


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I am an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist, specialising in cataract surgery and general ophthalmology. From 2007 – 2010, I trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital. During this time I was a fellow for two years and for the third year I worked as a Consultant in Cataract and Acute Ophthalmology. Following this, I was then a Consultant at Bristol Eye Hospital until November 2017.

I have completed over 7,000 cataract surgeries and enjoy teaching the juniors how to be an efficient, safe cataract surgeon. 

I have recently completed the Ulster University Cataract and Refractive Surgery Course, PgDip. The course takes around nine months to study and complete, from October 2018 - June 2019. It 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 Ophthalmologist to give the candidates a great depth in the refractive field including the premium lens of cataract surgery. I passed the course with a Distinction.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rafik Girgis at Spire include:

Ophthalmology

Other treatments

  • Cataract surgery
  • General ophthalmology

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Spire Bristol Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Cataract surgery
Ophthalmology
Refractive surgery

Special clinical interests: Astigmatism assessment and treatment, Blepharitis, Cataract removal and premium implants, Cataract specialist, Clear lens extraction, Dry eye syndrome, Eye lid cyst removal, Excision lesion of the eye lid, General ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Refractive lens exchange surgery and Short-sightedness (myopia).

Contact information

Website https://www.rafikgirgis.com/
Private secretary Samantha Ace
Private secretary telephone 0117 377 8873
Private secretary email samanthaace010@gmail.com