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Mr Duraisamy Ravichandran

Consultant General Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS, PhD

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Duraisamy Ravichandran at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery at Spire Harpenden Hospital

General surgery at Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Professional profile

My main clinical interests are in breast cancer, thyroid disorders and hernias and my higher surgical training was in Wessex and East Anglia where I trained in breast and endocrine surgery at Norfolk & Norwich and Addenbrooke’s Teaching Hospitals. My PhD was in surgical oncology (Southampton University Surgical Unit). I was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in 2001. Most of my elective work is with breast cancer, thyroid lumps including thyroid cancer, parathyroid disorders and hernias, and I do emergency on-call for my NHS hospital for all general surgical emergencies.

I am active clinical researcher in breast cancer with a large number of published papers in peer-reviewed journals and national and international presentations. I 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. I am presently the lead clinician for breast cancer for the Mount Vernon Cancer Network.

I see patients with breast complaints, thyroid lumps, hernias and other lumps in his clinic at Spire. I offer a rapid access 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. I offer open repair for umbilical, inguinal, femoral and incisional hernias. I also see patients with lymphadenopathy and other “lumps and bumps”.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London

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Personal Profile

I live with my wife and two children in Hertfordshire. I spend most of his free time with my children. I do a lot of non-medical reading and enjoy playing cricket.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Tracy Smith
Private secretary telephone 01582 718 009
Private secretary email tracy.smith2@ldh.nhs.uk

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