Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala

Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala

LMS, FRCS Ed(Opth)

Ophthalmology

23 years of experience
12 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.97
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“Mr Scal;a, was a great doctor...I cannot say enough about how good my expirence was, from the beginning to final meeting. I would highly recommend him to any one needing eye surgery.“
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Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Retina
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4462550
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £285

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Wilmslow Hospital

    52 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, United Kingdom, SK9 1NY
    127 reviews

    About

    Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala is a specialist Consultant in Ophthalmology and Vitreoretinal Surgery, currently working in both Manchester and Central London. He qualified in Madrid, Spain and then undertook training as an Ophthalmologist in England. This broadened his expertise in Ophthalmology, in areas including retinal surgery (retinal detachment), floaters, simple and complex cataract surgery, age-related macular degeneration and many other retinal conditions (acute and longstanding ocular trauma). 

    Mr Dhawahir-Scala is also recognised as the director of the acute ophthalmic services at the prestigious Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. With his knowledge of Ophthalmology, he is a prolific contributor and has introduced new technologies within the UK and abroad. Apart from his role as a Consultant, he is involved in teaching and research and has published several scientific papers, along with presenting his research both nationally and internationally. 

    Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala is also known to be a founding member and vice-president of the British Eye Emergency Society (BEECS). He is also an examiner at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, in which he examines doctors from around the world who are seeking to achieve a high qualification in Ophthalmology. Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala is fluent in Arabic, English and Spanish, breaking the language barrier and providing his patients with a good understanding of their conditions.

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    Medical procedures

    • Simple cataract surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Exchange of intraocular lens
    • Diabetic Eye disease 
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retinal Artery Occlusion
    • Ocular Trauma 
    • Retinal Surgery
    • Retinal Disorders
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    Special interests

    • Simple and complex retinal detachment
    • Macular holes
    • Macular degeneration
    • Diabetic eye disease
    • Retinal vascular problems
    • Ocular trauma
    • Ocular emergencies
    • Retinal detachment
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    Education

    • LMS 1996 Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    • FRCS Ed(Opth)
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Cataract Surgery
    3/39
    Retinal Detachment
    3/39
    Macula Hole
    2/39
    Cataract.
    1/39
    Cataracts
    1/39
    Complex Cataract Surgery
    1/39
    Debris in eye
    1/39
    Epiretinal membrane
    1/39
    Eye pain
    1/39
    Eye problems
    1/39
    Follow up after an emergency vitrectomy.
    1/39
    IOL dislocation
    1/39
    Macular hole, epiretinal membranes and vitreomacular traction (VMT)
    1/39
    Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
    1/39
    Yag capsulotomy
    1/39
    gas in eyes
    1/39
    lens exchange
    1/39
    lense removal and replaced
    1/39
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Macula Hole Macular hole, epiretinal membranes and vitreomacular traction (VMT) Eye problems
    Mr Scal;a, was a great doctor...I cannot say enough about how good my expirence was, from the beginning to final meeting. I would highly recommend him to any one needing eye surgery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Epiretinal membrane
    I went to see Mr Scala as I was having problems with my right eye (Epiretinal Membrane) as soon as I walked into his room I was immediately put at ease, he explained everything in detail and told me of the risks of surgery. Six weeks later I was at the hospital preparing for my surgery he came in to see me and explained again in detail what he was going to do and asked me if I had any further questions. Follow up appointments were the same no rush I could ask as many questions even though some of them were trivial (like when could I wear eye makeup) He is great at putting you at ease and I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    I started the process of cataract surgery in a nervous state of mind because it was higher risk for me due to the condition of my retinas. I can honestly say that the whole process from beginning to end was perfect with detailed explanations and assessment of risk by Mr Scala at each stage of the process including during the procedures themselves, even down to his telling me before the second procedure that the experience the second time was often felt by patients to be not as good as the first time (it wasn’t - though 3 weeks later, I’m now not sure if this was due to what he told me or what I actually experienced!). The impact of the surgery has been life changing and I marvel every day at the wonderful gift he has given me - the ability to see as I did a lifetime ago and without contact lenses or glasses! My heartfelt thanks to Mr Scala and thanks too to all those who support his wonderful work!
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    IOL dislocation Complex Cataract Surgery
    Excellent, skilled ,experienced surgeon who is very friendly and approachable My only criticism is that he seems so popular that waiting times suffer a bit sometimes!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    lense removal and replaced
    At the very first visit he explained the procedure and the risks.he put me at ease and the after care has been second to none and the out come is fantastic much better than i expected Thank you a true gentleman and utterly professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    lens exchange
    After many stressful years of declining vision in one eye Mr Scala performed intricate surgery reversing the situation, I now have perfect distant sight.He was caring and approachable,and was always accessible through his very efficient PA answering all my queries and reassuring me immediately.I have no hesitation in recommending him,his team and his PA.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Always helpful and courteous. I felt able to ask any questions. He was very reassuring and I always felt I was getting the very best treatment, in addition, my husband was also included which was very much appreciated.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts
    Delighted with the overall experience and the outcome which couldn't have been better.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    A caring, very friendly and informative consultant who explains everything that he is doing and what all the possibilities are he is extremely reassuring and quite obviously very skilled and knows exactly what he is doing. I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for an Ophthalmologist. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    Was a really positive experience, my technical/medical questions were answered clearly. Was engaged/informed at all stages. At ease to ask any questions at any time. Having other eye conditions, the covering experience of the surgeon was paramount in my choice. Provided a brilliant level of care making me feel at ease throughout my consultations, on the day of my surgery, throughout the procedure, and post care, as did the staff who supported him. The results and aftercare have also been brilliant. I am very happy that I selected and chose Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala. I felt that I was in good hands throughout my whole experience. I would definitely recommend to others.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Retinal Detachment
    I have always found Mr. Dhawahir-Scala to be very professional on all my visits. He always answers any questions I have asked be that during a consultation or by text message if I have any concerns between my consultations. Most importantly he is a very knowledgeable person and an excellent eye surgeon and I for one am grateful that he performed my operations.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Retinal Detachment Cataract. Yag capsulotomy
    After being totally let down by Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Mr Dhawahir-Scala performed an operation on my detached retina the very day I went to see him as an urgent case. Throughout the whole experience he has been absolutely fantastic, optimistic and calming. He has since performed a couple more procedures which were necessary as a result of circumstances and has always been upbeat and has brilliant people skills.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Scala was very caring and professional and explained everything he was intending to do with my eyes. This took all my worry out of the procedure which was great , therefore I have not even thought about my 2nd procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Retinal Detachment
    My experience was very positive, he gave the time to investigate my issue and concerns thoroughly and explained everything in great detail. He has a good bedside manner and was very friendly, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Felipe and I would definitely like to see him again if I have any further issues.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala Made me feel at ease and explained in detail what my condition entailed. I left feeling much more informed and happier.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Dhawahir-Scala identified immediately the cause of my problem, recommended laser treatment which he did and within a matter of minutes my eyesight improved immeasurably.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Follow up after an emergency vitrectomy.
    I originally contacted Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala based on his professional qualifications, position and experience. Not only do I feel I have benefited from this, but also found Mr Scala most pleasant to deal. I am most appreciative of his willingness and patience in explaining to me his diagnosis of my condition and options open to me. I am of the opinion that I could not have put my self in better hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Macula Hole
    I found MrDhawahir-Scala to be a very competent, highly skilled and professional surgeon. He is very approachable, gave detailed explanation of procedure, and excellent follow up. My operation was very successful and I would highly recommend him to patients with similar eye problems.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    After having a bad NHS experience Dr Scala put me at ease, explained everything and above all was very caring and professional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
    From the first moment I met Felipe I knew I was in safe hands. His care was outstanding and the results amazing and have completely changed my life. To open my eyes and see is my life time’s dream which Felipe brought true.
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