Mr Ravi Ray

Mr Ravi Ray

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS, Dip Sports & Exercise Medicine, Dip T&O, PG Cert Clinical Education

"The atmosphere in clinics and operating theatres allows me to flourish at Spire Wellesley. We all genuinely care about patient well-being and put their needs at the centre of our practice."

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ravi Ray at Spire include:


Other treatments

All elbow surgery including ulnar nerve release, thumb arthritis surgery, frozen shoulder release, remove lumps and bumps (lipoma).

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Professional profile

I have been involved with the London Irish Rugby Football Club for many years as one of the pitchside doctors and have been looking after Amateur Boxers through England Boxing too. My Sports Medicine diploma has stood me in good stead to do so. I enjoy teaching and am close to completing a Masters in Clinical Education through King's College London. I have been a Consultant at Basildon Hospital since 2015. I have learnt many techniques during two fellowships that mean there is no irreparable cuff repair of the shoulder tendons. I have within my surgical repertoire an ability to graft the tendon, to insert a balloon or replace the shoulder if the disease is too advanced and offer the full spectrum of upper limb surgery.

As an upper limb surgeon with a keen interest in sports medicine and education, I enjoy teaching physios, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals about my practice and techniques of examination. My surgical repertoire allows me to offer all arthroscopic (keyhole) and open surgery to shoulder, elbow and wrists/hands. I enjoy the challenges trauma has to offer too and make myself available at short notice when needed. I am keen to inject areas of inflammation and only list those patients for surgery that need it. I have a gentle and kind nature that gets the most out of the doctor-patient relationship through honesty.

With around 2000 keyhole operations and around 30 joint replacements in shoulders and elbows, I am confident with my ability and technique. Sheer quantity is not enough though and I endeavour to ensure quality follows my practice through a keen engagement to follow up the results of my surgery through patient reported outcome measures and detailed discussions with my physiotherapists post-operatively - the latter reassure me that my patients do very well under my care.

I am the Team Leader for Trauma Overhaul Project at BTUH and an Appraiser at BTUH. I was Doctor of the Year 2016 at BTUH and have been the Unit Training Director at BTUH since August 2015.

I am faculty on 3 FRCS revision courses and honorary senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. I am proud to be President of Rumbles Boxing Club in Kent I am participating in a Voice Recognition Trial at Basildon Hospital

I am the Consultant Lead for Wellbeing & Staff Engagement at Basildon Hospital. I am responsible for the educational needs of our newly developing Surgical Care Practitioners at Basildon Hospital. I have lead sections of national recruitment of registrars into Orthopaedics for the past 3 years.

I enjoy visiting other surgeons at home and abroad to ensure my practice stays advanced, exemplified by sessions at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Nice and Lyon in France, Madrid in Spain and Munich in Germany.

Clinical Interests

Sports injury
Sports medicine
Hand and wrist surgery
Peripheral nerve disease
Orthopaedic surgery
Elbow surgery
Hand surgery
Shoulder surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Upper limb surgery
Wrist surgery
Orthopaedic medicine
Sports and exercise medicine

Private contact details

Telephone Private appointments: 01702 447 921. Self-funding appointments and enquiries: 01702447 926
Private secretary Julie white
Private secretary telephone 07951 109 665
Private secretary fax 01277 201 158
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

PG Certificate in Clinical Education / King's College London / 2014
Masters Course (MA)
Clinical Education

Professional memberships

British Association of Day Surgery

Professional leadership

Team Leader for Trauma Overhaul Project at BTUH
Appraiser at BTUH
Doctor of the Year 2016 at BTUH
Unit Training Director at BTUH since August 2015
Adult Trauma & Life Support Course Instructor

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Current NHS posts

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital

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Research and Publication


Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons - Reviewer

Cost-effective traction for arthroscopic shoulder surgery, Open Journal

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Personal Profile

I am a dynamic, young surgeon who trained in London and the South-East of England.

My wife and two young boys love visiting places of historical interest and my passion for photography is something both boys seem to enjoy too.

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