Mr Ravichandran's main clinical interests are in breast cancer, thyroid disorders and hernias. His higher surgical training was in Wessex and East Anglia and he trained in breast and endocrine surgery at Norfolk & Norwich and Addenbrooke’s Teaching Hospitals. His PhD was in surgical oncology (Southampton University Surgical Unit). He was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in 2001. Most of his elective work is with breast cancer, thyroid lumps including thyroid cancer, parathyroid disorders and hernias, and he also does emergency on-call for his NHS hospital for all general surgical emergencies. Mr Ravichandran is an active clinical researcher in breast cancer with a large number of published papers in peer-reviewed journals and national and international presentations. He also trains surgeons, teaches medical students from UCL and is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons as well as a Final MBBS examiner. He is presently the lead clinician for breast cancer for the Mount Vernon Cancer Network.
Mr Ravichandran sees patients with breast complaints, thyroid lumps, hernias and other lumps in his clinic at Spire. He offers a “one-stop” service (Tuesday PM clinic) for breast and thyroid problems where an experienced consultant radiologist is also present in the clinic to do the relevant radiological investigations and any needle tests that may be necessary during the same visit. He offers open repair for umbilical, inguinal, femoral and incisional hernias. He also sees patients with lymphadenopathy and other “lumps and bumps”.