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Consultant Eye Surgeon

Mr A. R. Nestel PhD MRCOphth

With years of experience, I understand how to work with my patients to ensure they receive the best care possible. My thoughtful and personalised approach means I’m fully committed to the health and well-being of all my patients.

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Training & Experience

I am a full time NHS Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in Cataract Surgery, Medical Retina & Uveitis. I graduated from Heidelberg University [Germany] in 1999 and completed my PhD equivalent in Immunology in a joint venture between Heidelberg University and The Mayo Clinic [Rochester, USA] with first class honours ['magna cum laude']. I trained as a Specialist Registrar at the University of Mannheim and then completed a series of fellowships in Glaucoma, Medical Retina and Uveitis in Cheltenham, Cardiff and Bristol before being appointed to a permanent NHS Consultant post at the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple in 2009. I was awarded several clinical excellence awards by the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust in 2011, 2013 and 2015 for leading a high quality service and contributing to the NHS through research and innovation as well as teaching and training. My 360 degree patient feedback is consistently excellent and stands at 5.8/6.0 in 2019. I hold a certificate of standardised ophthalmic ultrasound which enables me to detect abnormalities behind the eyeball. My surgical complication rate is very low at 0.2%. My current performance figures can be accessed via the National Ophthalmic Database via the following link:

Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Member of the British Medical Association

Member of the German Association of Ophthalmologists

How to contact me

Contact me today to achieve your best possible eyesight!

North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple EX31 4JB, UK

landline +44 1271 337843

mobile +44 7773 741 255

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