Mr Andrew Coombes

Mr Andrew Coombes

BSc, MBBS, FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

28 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.93
Bedside Manner
4.93
Explanation
4.96

Top feedback

“Andrew carried out surgery and was always super detailed and explanatory from day one. Very professional and excellent care. I totally recommend him and would chose him again in future.“
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Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Aesthetic Medicine
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Vision Correction Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3563034
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £195

    Follow-up appointment: £145

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    769 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1177 reviews

    About

    Mr Andrew Coombes is a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust (appointed 2003). He qualified as a doctor, MBBS, from St Bartholomew’s Medical College (1991) having won several prestigious prizes and having also undertaken an immunology BSc at St. Thomas' Hospital (1989).

    His NHS base is at the Royal London Hospital where he is Adnexal service lead (Facial trauma multidisciplinary team member) and Cataract and Corneal service lead. He is the College Tutor and Education Supervisor having previously been Department Lead Clinician (2004-16) and Trust Ophthalmology Clinical Director (2012-16).

    Mr Coombes' subspecialty interests include Oculoplastic (eyelid surgery including cosmetic procedures), lacrimal (tear drainage) & orbital surgery [Fellowships at Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London] as well as Cataract and Corneal surgery [Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London]. He has published widely in scientific journals as well as having written and contributed to several books (notably in the field of cataract and trauma). He is actively involved in teaching both under- and post-graduates and is regularly invited to lecture, particularly on the subject of ocular and orbital trauma.

    In addition to his sub-speciality interests, he has a broad ophthalmic experience including glaucoma, medical retina, uveitis, strabismus, paediatrics and neuro-ophthalmology subspecialities (Ophthalmology SpR Rotation: Moorfields Eye Hospital, St.George's NHS Trust and SW Thames Region).


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Cataract surgery (eg small incision phacoemulsification)
    • Oculoplastic (oculoplastic eg entropion, ectropion, ptosis, facial nerve palsy related)
    • Lacrimal (tear drainage eg dacrocystorhinostomy)
    • Orbital (eye socket eg thyroid eye disease)
    • Cosmetic eyelid surgery (eg blepharoplasty, brow lift, mid-face lift)
    • Cornea and ocular surface (eg pterygium excision)
    • Outpatient procedures (eg excision periocular skin lesions, incision & curettage chalazia)
    • Cataract
    • Corneal and ocular surface (including dry eye)
    • Oculoplastics (eyelids eg cosmetic surgery)
    • Lacrimal (tear drainage including watering eye)
    • Orbital (eye socket)
    • Trauma (ocular and orbital)
    • General ophthalmology
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    Medical procedures

    • New Eye Exam
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery
    • Orbital Surgeries
    • Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Eye Muscle (Squint) Surgery
    • Eye Test
    • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
    • Independent Prescriber
    • Injectable Treatments
    • Minor Eyelid Procedures
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • Ptosis Repair
    • Routine Eye Exam
    • Urgent Eye Care
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Cataracts
    • Blepharitis
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Dry Eyes
    • Eye Infection
    • Eye Problem
    • Eye Problems
    • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
    • Presbyopia
    • Vision Problems
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    Education

    • BSc
    • MBBS
    • FRCOphth
    • CCST
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    Reviews

    4.94 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Eye problems
    18/28
    New Eye Exam
    6/28
    Cataract Surgery
    5/28
    Cataracts
    4/28
    Blepharitis
    2/28
    Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
    2/28
    Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery)
    2/28
    Eye Test
    2/28
    Blocked Tear Duct (NLDO) Surgery
    1/28
    Cataract
    1/28
    Corneal Disease
    1/28
    Dry Eyes
    1/28
    Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    1/28
    Orbital Surgeries
    1/28
    Routine Eye Exam
    1/28
    lateral orbitotomy
    1/28
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
    Andrew carried out surgery and was always super detailed and explanatory from day one. Very professional and excellent care. I totally recommend him and would chose him again in future.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery)
    The treatment has been carried out meticulously. Even more importantly, the obtained results show what a lucky it was to ask Mr Coombes to help with my problem.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eye problems
    Very reassuring and helpful
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eye problems
    Very clear in his explanation, caring and helpful
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    Excellent care and treatment.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eye problems
    Thank you Mr Coombes very much for your consultation and surgery you made me feel welcome and explained the procedure adequately, my operation was a success and so I give thanks. I would definitely use Andrew Coombes again and would highly recommend him. Top man. 😆
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eye problems
    Mr Coombs explained everything to me very carefully and listened well. I have complete confidence in his advice and would be happy for him to operate on my eye if that were to become necessary.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery Cataracts
    I found the whole process very efficient, from initial discussion through the operations to the review meetings. At each stage Mr Coombes was at pains to ensure that I understood what would happen and what I should expect. He followed up each operation with a phone call the following day and made sure I knew how to contact him if I had any concerns. The outcome has been very satisfactory.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    New Eye Exam Blepharitis
    Swift diagnosis with a very concise explanation and prognosis. The time between appointments was over a year and Andrew recalled exactly what was discussed previously. Procedure on the day was very straightforward - thanks to Andrew's experience and knowledge.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Eye problems
    Great experience overall. Dr Coombes is highly professional and experienced Opthamalogist. He explained everything very clearly and my procedure was done without any pain or complications.
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