Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala

Mr Felipe Dhawahir-Scala

LMS, FRCS Ed(Opth)

Ophthalmology

23 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“Mr Scala is a star. He has such a positive approach and is so clear about what is happening at the moment and what should be done going forward. My mum's hearing is getting worse with time - but Mr Scala is one of the few people with whom she can hear every single word clearly. She felt in wonderful hands from the first consultation to the operation to the follow up. "I'm not afraid now," she him on Friday. Thank you for all you have done for my mum“
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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
    1011 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    07:00 - 22:00
    Tue
    07:00 - 22:00
    Wed
    07:00 - 22:00
    Thu
    07:00 - 22:00
    Fri
    07:00 - 22:00
    Sat
    07:00 - 22:00
    Sun
    07:00 - 22:00

    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

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Epiretinal Membrane
    • Intravitreal Injection
    • Minor Eyelid Procedures
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • New Eye Exam
    • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    • Retinal Imaging
    • Retinal Laser Surgery
    • Routine Eye Exam
    • Urgent Eye Care
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Retinal Detachment
    • Cataracts
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Dry Eyes
    • Eye Infection
    • Eye Problem
    • Eye Problems
    • Floaters (Eye)
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Haemorrhage
    • Macular Hole
    • Vitreous Haemorrhage
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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
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    Explanation
    Cataract Surgery
    3/57
    Complex Cataract Surgery
    3/57
    Lens Replacement Surgery
    2/57
    Cataracts
    1/57
    Lens replacement
    1/57
    Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
    1/57
    Replacement lens procedure after previous surger done by Optical Expresswhich turned out to be a fault lens.
    1/57
    Replacement of faulty lens
    1/57
    Retinal Detachment
    1/57
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Scala is a star. He has such a positive approach and is so clear about what is happening at the moment and what should be done going forward. My mum's hearing is getting worse with time - but Mr Scala is one of the few people with whom she can hear every single word clearly. She felt in wonderful hands from the first consultation to the operation to the follow up. "I'm not afraid now," she him on Friday. Thank you for all you have done for my mum
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I needed a faulty lens replaced which was put in 10 years ago, and was not sure if I should have the operation - however, absolutely delighted with the whole experience and final result. I can highly recommend Mr Felipe Dhawahir- Scala.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Professional, polite, friendly and obviously and expert in his field. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Scala
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Caring and professional from start to finish, I felt in completely safe hands with Mr Scala. My results were perfect and I would recommend him to anyone needing eye surgery.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Mr Dhawahir-Scala was very professional, also displaying a calm manner. He explained in a way that was easy to understand.. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his work .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Very reassuring.
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    Mr Dhawahir-Scala and his secretary Helen were most helpful, understanding and professional. Mr Scala is an amazing surgeon who completed a tricky procedure on my eye successfully. I felt confident in his ability, he put me at ease and explained everything carefully and patiently. I cannot recommend him, Helen and his team at Face and Eye enough. Thank you all for looking after me during not only a scary time because of the operation required but also through the fear of the Covid pandemic.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Scala. From our first meeting he explained everything thoroughly regarding my surgery. He is a very professional, approachable, genuinely caring and friendly gentleman, backed up by his whole team and excellent PA. A first class surgeon.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Mr Scala was professional yet friendly and took the time to answer all my questions without hurrying.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I recently had bilateral cataract surgery performed by Mr Scala which also corrected my short sight at the same time. After having poor vision since the age of 10, I now have 20/20 vision. The results are stunning - it's like having new eyes. I feel that Mr Scala is a very skilled surgeon and I felt completely confident in his abilities. The aftercare was also excellent. I'm very, very happy with the results.
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