Mr Venkat Ramakrishnan
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MS, FRCS, FRACS (Plastic Surgery)
I am a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelmsford, UK. Qualifying in medicine in 1983, I undertook comprehensive training in plastic surgery in Australia and have been practicing reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery since 1987. I am, among others, a member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
I have an international reputation for my work in microsurgical breast reconstruction and this forms my main commitment in the NHS. This is my area of expertise and I have made many presentations on the subject at both national and international level. I also have a special interest in cosmetic surgery, performing reconstructive breast surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, liposculpting and bodylifts.
As of January 2016 I have performed over 1,000 operations on the NHS last year. The majority of these were major breast reconstruction procedures. In the last three years I have performed 130 abdominoplasties, 180 breast augmentations, 165 breast reductions and mastopexies, 107 removal and replacement of implants, 81 blepharoplasties and 107 breast reconstruction operations using DIEP & TUG flaps.
I am the head of the Breast Reconstruction Service at Mid Essex Trust Hospital. I am also Chair of the BSRM Microsurgical committee. I am also a member of the Project Board of the National Mastectomy & Reconstruction Audit for the Health Care Commission.
I was appointed in 2002 at the St Andrews Centre for Plastic surgery and have been involved in teaching and training registrars. I run a microsurgical fellowship for trainees, which has attracted local trainees and international fellows from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and India. I have organised the 9th International perforator course in 2004 and the 12th one in India in 2008. More recently I helped to organise the WRSM in Mumbai India in 2015.
I am Professor of Plastic Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University.
I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Venkat Ramakrishnan at Spire include:
Microsurgery for breast reconstruction, DIEP flaps and TUG flaps.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Wellesley Hospital.
MBBS / Madras Medical College, India / 1983
Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery
MS / . / 1986
MS in General Surgery
FRACS / . / 1990
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
FRCS, ENG / . / 1990
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
I contribute to the following journals on a regular basis:
I have published 133 articles to date in peer reviewed journals. I have also contributed chapters to three books.
I am on the editorial board of JPRAS, The Archives if Plastic Surgery and BJPS.
BREAST RECONSTRUCTION - YOUR CHOICE’
Authors: Dick Rainsbury & Virginia Straker Published 2008
Class Publishing ISBN 978-1-85959-197-0. Chapter ‘Reconstruction of the Nipple and Areola’ by Venkat V Ramakrishnan and Diana E.M Slade-Sharman.
BREAST, ENDOCRINE AND SURGICAL ONCOLOGY: Editor Brendon J Coventry Published 2014
ISBN 978-1-4471-5421-1. Chapter ‘Breast Surgery’
UK doctor offers advanced breast cancer care
Top plastic surgeons at conference in city
Breast Reconstruction – Your Choice
Self-esteem regained for a cancer mother
Surgeons lead way in post cancer breast ops
Reconstruction service is widely envied
St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Professor of Plastic Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University
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