Full name: Dr Bheemanagouda Patil
Phone: (07) 834 6304
About Bheema’s career
I studied Medicine and did my postgraduate ophthalmic residency in India. Thereafter I moved to UK and continued my higher specialist training in Ophthalmology and worked in many prestigious eye hospitals including Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham University hospitals. My special interests are cataract surgery, medical retina including age related macular degeneration & diabetic retinal diseases, general ophthalmology and refractive laser & lens exchange surgeries.
I am a Fellow of Royal Colleges of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) and a Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO). I am also a member of Australasian and European Cataract and Refractive Societies and American Academy of Ophthalmologists.
I have been practicing as a specialist eye surgeon in Hamilton since 2008. Currently, I am the Clinical Director for Ophthalmology services at Waikato Public Hospital and have private clinics at Hamilton Eye Clinic, Pohlen hospital in Matamata, Bridgewater day Surgery and Laser Eye Centre.
Family is very important to me. I am married to Sudha, a Pathologist, mum and my best friend. We are the proud parents of an adult son and a daughter & love our cute little dog Milly. When not working, I enjoy traveling the world, visiting family and friends, long rides on my Harley Davidson motor bike, music, riverside runs and hiking beautiful NZ mountains.