Consultant Profile

Mr Duraisamy Ravichandran

Mr Duraisamy Ravichandran MBBS FRCS PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Benign breast problems
    • Breast cancer
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Endocrine surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:

Breast cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, hernia surgery

Research interests:

Clinical aspects of breast cancer

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General Surgeon, Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Surgical Oncology
British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Tracy Smith
Private secretary telephone number:
01582 718009
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

 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”.

Personal profile:

Mr Ravichandran lives with his wife and two children in Hertfordshire. He spends most of his free time with his children. He does a lot of non-medical reading and also likes playing cricket.

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Mr Duraisamy Ravichandran

Consultant General and Breast Surgeon at Spire Harpenden Hospital

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