Mr Duraisamy Ravichandran
Consultant General Surgeon with an interest in Breast and Endocrine
MBBS, FRCS, PhD
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 thyrotoxicosis (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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Duraisamy Ravichandran at Spire include:
Breast care and surgery
Endocrinology and diabetes
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
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Harpenden Hospital.
FRCS / London / 1992
Royal College of Surgeons of England
PhD / Southampton / 1999
University of Southampton
I have received a PhD from University of Southampton after a 3-year period of research in cancer (Oncology).
I have over 55 publications in peer-reviewed journals, most of them on breast cancer based on clinical research that I have been performing over the last 25 years. I also have a much larger number of National and International presentations in my areas of clinical interest.
Consultant Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust (since 2001)
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.