Mr Venki Sundaram
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MD FRCOphth MRCOphth BMBCh BSc Harpenden / Cobham Clinic: 01582 714451 Bushey: 0208 901 5561

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, including Luton, Dunstable, Hemel Hempstead, Tring, St Albans, Wheathampstead, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City and Hertford. 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


Nicola Turner
Nicola Turner
08:05 03 Jul 19
My husband recently had cataract removal surgery with Mr Sundaram and has been delighted with the results.From start... to finish Mr Sundaram and the whole team put Oliver's mind at rest and explained everything fully to us.We could not be happier with the treatment and outcome.read more
Trevor Hill
Trevor Hill
14:46 07 Jun 19
I recently had very successful cataract surgery to my right eye carried out by Dr Venki Sundaram. I was apprehensive... prior to the operation, but was pleasantly surprised how easy and painless the whole process was made by the skill and experience of Venki and his team. I would highly recommend him to anyone with eye problems.T.J.H. May 2019read more
Matthew Garner
Matthew Garner
12:51 23 May 19
Mr Sundaram recently performed cataract surgery on my right eye. He provided a great service every step of the way.... From the initial consultation through to the actual procedure, he kept me very well informed of what he was doing, and why. Thank you very much !read more
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Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about the treatments available at our Harpenden clinic, please get in touch for an informal chat. We can help you by answering any questions you might have. If you’re ready to book an appointment with Mr Sundaram, contact us to arrange an initial consultation.