Mr Ravi Ray
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS, Dip Sports & Exercise Medicine, Dip T&O, PG Cert Clinical Education
"Operating is a privilege not an obligation."
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.
With around 2,000 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 have a gentle and kind nature that gets the most out of the doctor-patient relationship through honesty.
I am a Consultant at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital (BTUH) and since 2015 have been the Unit Training Director. I am also Team Leader for the Trauma Overhaul Project and an Appraiser. In 2016 I won the prestigious award for Doctor of the Year. Teaching is important to me and I am close to completing a Masters in Clinical Education through King's College London.
I am faculty on three FRCS revision courses and honorary senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. I am proud to be President of Rumbles Boxing Club in Kent. I have been involved with the London Irish Rugby Football Club for many years as one of the pitch-side 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 am participating in a Voice Recognition Trial at Basildon Hospital.
I am the Consultant Lead for Wellbeing & Staff Engagement at Basildon Hospital and also responsible for the educational needs of our newly developing Surgical Care Practitioners. I have lead sections of national recruitment of registrars into Orthopaedics for the past three 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.
Below is feedback from some of my patients at Spire Wellesley Hospital:
'Consultant was extremely pleasant and made me feel completely at ease, as did all the theatre staff. Could not recommend Mr Ray highly enough'.
'Mr Ray was thoughtful and understanding of my position. He explained everything in a professional and kind way. I felt totally at ease in his care'.
'Put me at ease and explained with great details what my treatments would be. I didn't feel rushed. He was great'.
November 2021: Mr Ray was open and friendly and made me feel like I was in safe and very confident hands. He made me feel relaxed and that he was here to help me get over the surgery. Excellent Consultant and a great guy'.
December 2021: 'Very caring informative and helpful'.
December 2021: 'Mr Ray had told me what was needed for my surgery at the first appointment I had with him and he explained everything again on the day of surgery. He was very professional but also friendly and put me at ease'.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ravi Ray at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - hand and wrist
Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder
All elbow surgery including ulnar nerve release, thumb arthritis surgery, frozen shoulder release, remove lumps and bumps (lipoma).
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Wellesley Hospital.
PG Certificate in Clinical Education / King's College London / 2014
Masters Course (MA)
British Association of Day Surgery
Team Leader for Trauma Overhaul Project, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital
Appraiser, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital
Doctor of the Year 2016, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital
Unit Training Director, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital since August 2015
Adult Trauma & Life Support Course Instructor
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.