MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, MD (Uro-Oncology), FRCS (Urol) PGCTLCP,
Fellow in Robotics and Laparoscopy (Germany)
Senior Consultant Urological Surgeon and Uro-Oncologist
(Robotics and Laparoscopy)
Head of Uro-Oncology
External examiner Fellowship in Dermatosurgery , Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi Medical University.Visiting faculty in Department of Dermatology in Annamalai University.Formerly Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology, Chennai for more than 15 years and took his voluntary retirement as a Professor.
• Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery (Robotics and Laparoscopy)
• Complete Uro-Oncology care
• Prostatic diseases and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
• Incontinence( with Dr Meera Ragavan) and Reconstructive surgery
• Stone disease and Endourology
• Robotic and Laparoscopic Uro-Oncological Surgery ( including Radical Prostatectomy, Radical Cystectomy Intracoporeal reconstruction , Radical Nephrectomy and Partial Nephrectomy and Nephroureterectomy)
• Robotic and Laparoscopic Incontinence and Reconstructive surgery
• First in Apollo Chennai to perform Robotic Total Intracorporeal Nephroureterectomy , Robotic Retroperitoneal Lymphnode dissection for Ca Testis Robotic Boari Flap reconstruction of ureter ,Robotic Salvage Prostatectomy , Robotic extraperitoneal Prostatectomy, Robotic Intracoporeal Conduit after cystectomy, Robotic partial Nephrectomy for intra-renal tumours
• Penile and Testicular Cancer surgery
• Endourology and Stone Surgery
• Lower Urinary Tract Surgery including Bipolar TURP
Consultant Urological Surgeon and Uro-Oncologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK (Regional Cancer Centre)
• Fellow in Laparoscopy and Robotics with Prof. Stolzenburg, Germany
• Complete Specialist Registrar Training in Urology , Liverpool , UK
• Uro-Oncology research and training , Preston, UK
• Senior Resident in General Surgery at JIPMER Pondicherry and PGIMER Chandigarh, India
• Junior Resident General Surgery PGIMER Chandigarh, India
-British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), UK
-Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), UK
-General Medical Council , UK
-European Association of Urologist (EAU)
-Urological Society of India
• Best of BAUS – Poster no 90 , Manchester 2006
• Brian Booth Research Prize – Rosemere Cancer Foundation, 2005
• Best Poster award – Poster session 37 at EAU, 2005
• Best Presentation prize – North West Trainee’s Research Meeting, 2004
• 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
• Seedcorn funding by the research directorate of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
• Rosemere Cancer Foundation funding for my research project.
I have 30 publications in the international medical journals and have presented extensively in the international meetings. Some are listed below
• Do M, Ragavan N, etal. Feasibility of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy in prostate cancer patients with high prostate-specific antigen: feasibility and 1-year outcomes. Int J Urol. 2012 Oct;19(10):923-7.
• Liatsikos E, Ragavan N, Stolzenburg JU. Comments on the extraperitoneal approach for standard laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: what is gained and what is lost. Prostate Cancer. 2011;2011:150978.
• Stolzenburg JU, Kallidonis P, Ragavan N et al. Clinical outcomes of laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery radical nephrectomy. World J Urol. 2012 Oct;30(5):589-96.
• Singh PB, Ragavan N etal. Quantified gene expression levels for phase I/II metabolizing enzyme and estrogen receptor levels in benign prostate Asian J Androl. 2010 Mar;12(2):203-14.
• Ragavan N, Grover PL, Balasubramanian SP etal. . An observational study of cancers among female partners of UK-resident prostate cancer patients. Cancer Lett. 2006 Oct 8;242(1):88-94. Epub 2005 Dec 9.
• Ragavan N, Philip J etal. A randomized, controlled trial comparing lidocaine periprostatic nerve block, diclofenac suppository and both for transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy of prostate. J Urol. 2005 Aug;174(2):510-3; discussion 513.
• Ragavan N, etal. Is DRE essential for the follow up of prostate cancer patients? A prospective audit of 194 patients. BMC Urol. 2005 Jan 10;5:1.
• Ragavan N, Hewitt Retal. CYP1B1 expression in prostate is higher in the peripheral than in the transition zone. Cancer Lett. 2004 Nov 8;215(1):69-78.
MD (Obs and Gynae), DNB, MNAMS, FRCOG (UK)
Senior Consultant Obstetrician and UroGynaecologist
Special intrests – UroGynaecology
Minimally Invasive Gynaecology
(Laparoscopy and Robotics)
Senior Consultant Gynecologist and Head of UroGynaecology Gleneagles Apollo Hospital Chennai, Chennai , India Dr Meera Ragavan is an alumini of Madras Medical college with 32 Gold medals including the most prestigious Johnstone Gold Medal . She trained and worked in Obstetrics and Gynecology at PGI Chandigarh , JIPMER and in Manchester,UK. She worked as a Consultant Obs and Gynec in South Manchester University Teaching Hospitals, UK. In India, Dr Meera has been a pioneer in UroGyanecology and minimally invasive gynecological surgery including robtotics. She is a faculty in many national and international Gynecology and UroGynecology forums
This was awarded to me for acquiring the first position in all the university examinations conducted throughout the undergraduate period by the Madras Medical College in Dec. 1994.
Secured 32 gold medals during undergraduate education and have highlighted some of them above.
Multiple International and National Presentaions and Publications; few highlighted below