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Dr. Ragavan Senior Consultant – Uro-Oncology

Dr. Ragavan is an adept surgical Uro-Oncologist with over 20 years of experience. He is proficient in performing complex Uro-oncological surgeries through advanced surgical modalities - robotic and laparoscopic. His experience and skills span across a wide spectrum including urology surgeries, Uro-oncology surgeries, research, academia, audits, training and clinical education.


Education & Training

  • Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India in 1995

  • Master of Surgery (M.S) in General Surgeryfrom Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India in 1998

  • FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1999

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practise from Edge Hill College, Lancaster University in 2005

  • MD from Lancaster university in 2006

  • FRCS in Urology from Royal College of Surgeons in 2009

  • Fellowship Minimally Invasive Urology (Robotics and Laparoscopy) from University of Leipzig in 2012


Professional Work

  • Adept in performing the complete range of Uro-Oncology procedures using open, laparoscopic and robotic techniques

  • Performs the full range of urological surgeries such as TURP, TURBT, Ureteroscopy and penoscrotal surgery

  • Performed first of its kind surgeries at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

    • Intracorporeal complete Nephroureterectomy - Upper and lower

    • Robotic RPLND for testicular Carcinoma

    • Robotic Boari flap for uretric reconstruction

    • Extra Peritoneal Robotic Prostatectomy

    • Robotic Cystectomy + Intracorporeal Conduit

    • Intra corporeal Augumentationcystoplasty

    • Extraperitoneal segmental excision of ureter

  • Trainer and thesis guide for DNB urology programme and an examiner for MRCS exams

  • Played a pivotal role in multiple hospital audits

  • Delivered lectures in Indian Media Association Meets and other scientific forums

  • Conduct courses for post graduate educational students

Publications and Awards

  • Over 35 publications in journals

  • Presentations in key national and international forums

  • Best young Scientist award -1993-94, State Medical Council for Science and Technology.

  • Gold medal in surgery -1993, SRMC, India.

  • Gold medal in anatomy -1990, SRMC, India

  • Grant for fellowship from Prostate UK

  • Norman Gibbon Travelling Fellowship

Area of Expertise

  • Uro-Oncology care

  • Uro-Oncology procedures – Open, Laparoscopic and Robotic surgeries

  • Robotic Extra Peritoneal Radical Prostatectomy

  • Robotic cystectomy and Intracorporeal Conduit

  • Organ conserving surgery for penile cancer – open and robotic inguinal lymph dissection

  • Testicular Cancer - Robotic RPLND

  • Robotic partial nephrectomy including complex T2 lesions

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