Mr Somnath Banerjee

Mr Somnath Banerjee

Consultant Ophthalmologist
MBBS, FRCS Ed (Ophth)

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Somnath Banerjee at Spire include:


Other treatments

Mr Banerjee treats Retinal vascular disease, Diabetic retinopathy and also performs Macular hole surgery and Vitreo retinal surgery under local anaesthetic.

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Professional profile

I trained in ophthalmology in Aylesbury and Birmingham. Subsequently I performed a fellowship in vitreo retinal surgery for one year in Birmingham followed by a further fellowship in both medical and surgical retinal diseases in Toronto.

In my general ophthalmic practice I perform small incision cataract surgery (phakoemulsifcation) as well as treating glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In my retinal clinic I manage patients with ARMD, macular hole, retinal detachment and complicated cataracts. 90% of my retinal surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic.

I am the Training Programme Director for Ophthalmology, East Midlands.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery
Retinal disease
Vitreo-retinal surgery

Special clinical interests: Macular hole surgery. Local anaesthetic vitreo retinal surgery. Retinal vascular disease. Diabetic retinopathy. Modern intraocular lenses.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University College, London / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS Ed (Ophth) / Edinburgh / 1997
Fellow of Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh

Professional memberships

Royal College of Ophthalmologist UK
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
British Medical Association
British & Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

I am a keen traveller and sportsman; I represented my Medical School in football and cricket and continue to play club cricket in Leicestershire.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Anne Bailey
Private secretary telephone 0116 274 3718