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Professor Venkat Ramakrishnan

Professor Venkat Ramakrishnan

Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MS, FRCS, FRACS (Plastic Surgery)

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Venkat Ramakrishnan at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

Skin excision of malignant lesions.

Microsurgery for Breast Reconstruction, DIEP flaps and TUG flaps.

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Professional profile

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, amongst 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 am a visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University.

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 1000 operations on the NHS last year. The majority of these were major breast reconstruction procedures. In the last 3 years I have performed 130 Abdominoplasties, 180 Breast Augmentation, 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 organized 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. Please call 01702 447 926 for more information.


Clinical Interests

Non-surgical procedures
Body
Breast
Ears
Eyes
Face
Genitals
Breast surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Facial surgery
Non-surgical cosmetic treatment
Reconstructive surgery
Skin cancer


Private contact details

Telephone Self-funding appointments and enquiries: 01702 447 926
Website http://www.cosmeticsurgeryessex.com
Private secretary Jo and Kelly
Private secretary telephone 01245 463439
Private secretary fax 01245 461569
Private secretary email ramakrishnan@btconnect.com

Journals

Media Coverage

Chelmsford mother’s ordeal: ‘I wanted to reveal what having a mastectomy looks like’
March 14

UK doctor offers advanced breast cancer care
February 14

Rise in enquiries at plastic surgeon after Jolie mastectomy
May 13

Top plastic surgeons at conference in city
November 12

Charlottes blog - Charlotte is a 30 year old mother of three who carries the BRCA2 gene
November 12

My breast was rebuilt by a robot: After Colette’s mastectomy, a pioneering technique restored her confidence
December 2011

Southend Yellow Advertiser - A consultant surgeon from Essex feels “deeply flattered”…
June 2011

Breast Reconstruction – Your Choice
October 2010

Self-esteem regained for a cancer mother
October 2010

100 DIEP Flap Reconstruction Procedures performed by Mr Ramakrishnan
October 10

Britain’s top surgeons for breast cancer reconstruction surgery
August 10

Essex Clinician Recognised As One Of The Top 10 Breast Surgeons In The UK
August 10

June’s party with family - A cancer survivor celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary
July 10

Surgeons lead way in post cancer breast ops
October 09

The first bespoke breast augmentation
April 09

Reconstruction service is widely envied
October 08

Stem cell technique helps women grow their own implants
February 07

Feeling complete - Anyone who has had their breast (or breasts) removed as a result of cancer is entitled to have their nipples and areola reconstructed…
February 07

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Madras Medical College, India / 1983
Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery

MS / . / 1986
MS
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


Professional memberships

BAAPS, British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
BAPRAS, British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons


Professional leadership

I am the chair of the BSRM Microsurgical sub-committee of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

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Current NHS posts

St Andrews Centre for Plastic surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor of Plastic Surgery at ARU.

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Personal Profile

I enjoy watching cricket and spending time with my family.

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