Mr Somnath Banerjee
MBBS, FRCS Ed (Ophth)
In my general ophthalmic practice I perform small incision cataract surgery (phakoemulsification) as well as treating glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In my retinal clinic I manage patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), macular hole, retinal detachment and complicated cataracts. 90% of my retinal surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic.
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.
I am the Training Programme Director for Ophthalmology, East Midlands.
I am happy to take Instructions from Solicitors in cases of personal injury and clinical negligence involving vision and the eye.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Somnath Banerjee at Spire include:
Mr Banerjee treats retinal vascular disease, diabetic retinopathy and also performs macular hole surgery and vitreo retinal surgery under local anaesthetic.
Spire Leicester 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.
MBBS / University College, London / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS Ed (Ophth) / Edinburgh / 1997
Fellow of Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh
Ocular angiogenesis. Retinal detachments. Retinal vascular diseases.
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
I am a keen traveller and sportsman; I represented my medical school in football and cricket and continue to play club cricket in Leicestershire.