The Surgeon - Dr Mark Wevill

The Surgeon -
Dr Mark Wevill

A Note from Mark Wevill

MBCHB, FCS (SA), FRCSED, CERTLRS, PGDIPCRS

I don’t like talking about myself, and this should be about you, my patient. But I know that before choosing the surgeon that you’re going to trust to operate on your eyes you’ll want to know a bit about me. You only have 2 eyes, right? And they are precious.

I believe that a surgeon should have a good head, good hands and a good heart. I don’t like blowing my own trumpet, but I believe I have them all.

The good head comes from good training, lots of experience and good judgement. I decided to dedicate my career to restoring sight when I was working in a remote, rural hospital in South Africa in 1991. Blind cataract patients sang and danced when I took the bandages off their eyes and they could see again! I did the best I could but I knew I could better. So I undertook further training at one of the best universities in South Africa, the University of Cape Town. By the time I had finished, I had done over a thousand eye operations and went on to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1995. Later I was awarded the Certification in Laser Eye Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and did further training at the University of Ulster receiving more postgraduate qualifications in lens and laser vision correction surgery. So I have done all the training in vision correction surgery that I can do in the UK.

I’ve also now done over 20 000 lens and laser treatments to correct focus errors of the eye. This combination of comprehensive training and lots of experience has given me the good judgement I need to take care of you and produce good results.

I have good hands. I’m good at sports and it takes dedication, dexterity and co-ordination. I took up marathon kayak racing a few years ago. The narrower and more unstable the kayak, the faster it goes and racing a slow boat is pointless! The sport requires high levels of co-ordination, balance and stamina and I work hard at it, striving to improve. So surgery isn’t difficult for me and my skills have been refined over more than 20 years of seeking to improve and do your surgery better.

I have a good heart too. Just as my first patients in that rural African hospital moved me, I care about all my patients. I appreciate the many kind words my patients have written in my reviews. And I continue to care for patients in Africa. I ‘ve supported eye clinics in developing countries in Africa for over 30 years including South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Gambia. And I now regularly work with the amazing, capable and committed Good Shepherd Eye Hospital surgeons and nurses in Swaziland, Southern Africa.

 

A Final Word from Mark

As one last assurance that might help you feel confident in my abilities, I’ve also appeared in BBC and ITV programs and been featured in articles in national and regional newspapers. I’ve been invited to give presentations to my colleagues at over 30 international and national surgeon conferences and written chapters in textbooks about cataract and laser surgery that other surgeons refer to.

And I’ve had laser eye surgery myself and so have my family.

I believe in it and the results are amazing.

do you want to know more?

 Whether you’re in early stages of researching the option of eye surgery, or you’re ready to commit and just want to find out more about Mark or the treatments – please do not hesitate to book a consultation with Mark and he will be more than happy to answer any concerns that you might have. Don’t put it off any longer. Book a consultation today!

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