Dr Francis Xavier Bardavio Ara

Dr Francis Xavier Bardavio Ara

Dr Francis Xavier Bardavio Ara

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
  • BMBS
  • BMedSci
  • Certificate of Laser Refractive Surgery
  • Diploma of Cataract and Refractive Surgery with distinction
  • FRCOphth
Private Medical Insurance Memberships
  • Alliance
  • Allianz
  • AXA
  • Cigna
  • Healix
  • WPA


Mr Francis Xavier (Javier) Bardavio Ara is a Consultant Ophthalmologist that provides services in the independent healthcare industry, mainly at Optegra Eye Hospital Hampshire and Surrey. His main interest is cataract surgery but also glaucoma and refractive cataract surgery.

Mr Bardavio obtained his medical degree from University of Barcelona, Spain in 1992. His main ophthalmology specialist training was completed in the UK from 1992 until 1999. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in 1998.

He moved back to Barcelona in 1999 once was awarded his Certificate of Specialist Training in Ophthalmology by the Spanish Ministry of Education. During his time in Barcelona, was a consultant cataract and glaucoma surgeon for 16 years, trainee’s tutor from 2005 until 2011, director of the department of ophthalmology from 2008 to 2013 and Clinical Director of Ophthalmic Services at Institut Catala de la Salut in Tarragona from 2013 to 2015. He returned back to the UK where he has practiced as consultant surgeon at Practice Plus Group at various locations, Optical Express, Newmedica and currently at Optegra. He has performed over 18000 intraocular procedures mainly cataract surgery.

During his time in Barcelona, he completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Sciences Research at the University of Barcelona in 2009, followed by another Master’s degree in Healthcare Management at the International University of Catalonia in 2012.


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