Mr Duraisamy Ravichandran

Consultant General Surgeon with an interest in Breast and Endocrine
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

General surgery

Endocrinology and diabetes

Other treatments

Breast Surgery: Breast Lump Excision; Breast Cancer Surgery including wide local excision, mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary clearance; Breast Reconstruction using Implant only and implant and Latissimus dorsi muscle

Endocrine Surgery: Thyroid surgery, Parathyroid surgery

General Surgery: Hernia repair, Lumps and bumps

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Surgeon for the past 17 years. I have a very busy clinical practice in breast and endocrine surgery. I see patients with benign breast problems and breast cancer in my “one-stop” breast clinic at Spire Harpenden where I see patients and perform all the necessary investigations such as mammograms, ultrasound and needle biopsies on the same visit. The results of the mammogram and ultrasound are available to the patient immediately and biopsy results are available in a few days. I perform benign breast surgery and breast cancer surgery including immediate breast reconstructions. I am a member of the Association of Breast Surgery, UK.

I also see patients with thyroid lumps and parathyroid disease. I perform surgery for benign thyroid problems such as thytotoxicosis (over-active thyroid) and thyroid cancer. I am also an experienced parathyroid surgeon and I submit my thyroid and parathyroid surgical results to the national audit by British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons.

I also see patients with hernias and other general surgical problems. I do not perform key-hole (laparoscopic) surgery.

I am the Clinical Director of Breast Surgery at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and the Lead Surgeon for the Beds and Herts Breast Screening Centre, one of the largest in the country. I examine the final year medical students qualifying as doctors. I am also an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons for the MRCS examination and the FRCS (intercollegiate) exit examination for the newly qualifying consultants. I am a teacher and a trainer, and educational and clinical supervisor for the junior doctors at my hospital. I am also an appraiser for other consultants.

Clinical Interests

Breast surgery
Endocrine surgery
General surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS / London / 1992
Royal College of Surgeons of England

PhD / Southampton / 1999
University of Southampton


Professional memberships

British Association of Surgical Oncology
British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
British Hernia Society
Association of Breast Surgery, UK

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust (since 2001)

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Personal Profile

I live in Bedfordshire with my family with whom I spend most of my spare time. I garden, travel and enjoy watching sports, especially 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