Mr Venki Sundaram
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MD FRCOphth MRCOphth BMBCh BSc

Cataract Surgery Harpenden

At Spire Harpenden Hospital, you’ll get fast access to the tests and cataract treatment you need. Here, we’ll let you know what you can expect from cataract surgery with Mr Venki Sundaram at Spire Harpenden.


Why choose Spire Harpenden for ophthalmic treatment?



Spire Harpenden is a private hospital with state-of-the-art facilities and a team of friendly, highly-qualified healthcare professionals. As well as having access to all the latest equipment and diagnostic tests, patients at Spire Harpenden are seen quickly, at a time of their choice. It means that you can get your cataract surgery out of the way fast, when it’s convenient for you. 

If you live locally, Spire Harpenden Hospital is easy to reach from Harpenden itself and the surrounding Hertfordshire area. There’s also a direct train to Harpenden from Central London, which takes just 25 minutes. 

front desk at Spire Harpenden Hospital


What to expect from your visit

When you come to Spire Harpenden hospital, you’re guaranteed first-class treatment from specialist professionals who are leaders in their field, including Mr Venki Sundaram. The hospital’s friendly reception staff and healthcare team will immediately put you at ease and will answer any questions you may have. 

On the day of your surgery, you’ll have access to a comfortable private room, where you can enjoy facilities including an ensuite bathroom, WiFi and Freeview TV. Your friends and family are welcome to visit you in your room, and wait there for you or in our restaurant while you have treatment. 


Mr Venki Sundaram, MD, FRCOphth, MRCOphth, BMBCh, BSc

Mr Venki Sundaram is the first choice of consultant ophthalmic surgeon for many cataract patients. Very experienced in this field, he has performed thousands of cataract removal operations, treating many patients who have additional retinal complications. Mr Sundaram will put you at ease and answer any questions you may have about your cataract surgery. 

Before the operation, you’ll have a consultation with Mr Sundaram where he’ll check your eyes and decide on the treatment you need. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about any problems with your eyesight and ask questions about the procedure. 

After the procedure, you’ll come back to Spire Harpenden for a follow-up appointment. 


“Mr Sundaram’s friendly, approachable, relaxed and non-hurried nature, leaves me with no reason not to recommend him.”

Steven Johnston, cataract patient. 




How much does cataract surgery cost?

Prices for cataract surgery at Spire Harpenden Hospital are very competitive, starting from £2,535 per eye. Finance options are available, to allow you to spread the cost. You can find out more by talking to our customer advisers.  


Getting there

Spire Harpenden Hospital is easy to access by road or rail. Convenient for travelling from London or St Albans, it’s situated within easy reach of the M1, and five minutes away from Harpenden train station.



The address is: 

Spire Harpenden Hospital 

Ambrose Lane  

Harpenden  

Hertfordshire  

AL5 4BP