Doctor's Profile

Dr. N. RAGAVAN

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)
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.

Dr. Meera VV Ragavan

MD (Obs and Gynae), DNB, MNAMS, FRCOG (UK)
Senior Consultant Obstetrician and UroGynaecologist
Special intrests – UroGynaecology
Minimally Invasive Gynaecology
(Laparoscopy and Robotics)

Biography

An alumni of PGI Chandigarh (General Surgery) , Dr. N. Ragavan, trained and worked as a Consultant  Urologist and UroOncologist in  UK. He did his fellowship in Germany under Prof Stolzenburg.  He has 15 + years of working in UroOncology with expertise in open, laparoscopy and robotic surgeries for patients with prostate , bladder, kidney , penile and testicular cancers.

He was first in South India to perform novel and pioneering works in Robotics including Extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy Total Intracorporeal nephroureterectomy , RPLND, Cystectomy with ileal conduit, Boari flap , Culp pyeloplasty and more.

A keen academician, researcher and teacher, Dr Ragavan conducts training programme in UroOncology , mentors Urology trainees and has published 35 papers in international journals,

He is a member and faculty in national and international urology and urooncology societies

Primary Interest

  • Complete Uro-Oncology care ( covering Kidneys, Bladder , Prostate , Penile and Testicular Cancers)
  • Minimally Invasive Urological Surgery (Robotics and Laparoscopy). First in South India to perform Novel and pioneering works in Robotics including Extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy Total Intracorporeal nephroureterectomy , RPLND, Cystectomy with ileal conduit, Boari flap , Culp pyeloplasty and more
  • Prostatic diseases and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Other Interest

  • Incontinence and Reconstructive surgery
  • Stone disease and Endourology
Special Expertise
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Uro-Oncological Surgery ( including Radical Prostatectomy, Radical Cystectomy, Radical Nephrectomy and Partial Nephrectomy and Nephroureterectomy)
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Incontinence and Reconstructive surgery
  • Penile and Testicular Cancer surgery
Fellowship/ Membership / Work Experience
  • Consultant Urological Surgeon and Uro-Oncologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK (Regional Cancer Centre)
  • Fellow in Laparoscopy and Robotics with Prof. Stozenburg, 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
  • Membership
    • USI
    • ASU
    • TAPASU
    • British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), UK
    • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), UK
    • General Medical Council , UK
    • European Association of Urologist (EAU)
Awards, Honours and Grants
  • 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.
Publications and Presentations

I have 35 publications in the international medical journals and have presented extensively in the international meetings. Some are listed below

Ragavan .N , Selvaraj N etal. Robot assisted laparoscopic adrenalectomy . Does size matter? Cureus 12(8); e9887 ( Accepted) Ragavan. N, Dholaki K; Day Case Laparoscopic nephrectomy – Feasibility and Safety . JCU 2019 Ragavan N, Dholakia K, Ramesh M, Stolzenburg JU. Extraperitoneal vs.transperitoneal robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy-analysis ofperioperative outcomes, a single surgeon’s experience. J Robot Surg. 2019 Apr;13(2):275-281 Shah P, Ragavan N, Bhat S, Dholakiya K. Case report: Robot-assisted

laparoscopic excision of giant ganglioneuroma of the adrenal gland. J Robot Surg. 2017 Jul 26.

  • Primary Intrarenal Yolk Sac Tumour . 
  • N Ragavan, K Dholakia, S Annapurneswari. IJU 2017 ; 33;2; 167
  • Robot assisted Laparoscopic excision of Organ of Zuckerkandl .
  •  N Ragavan, NK Narayanan, Malavizhi Ramesh, YVC Reddy. J. Robotic surgery. 2016. Dec;10(4):373-374
  • Prostate Biopsy for elevated PSA – Indian Perspective .
  • N. Ragavan Indian J Med Res. 2014 Jun;139(6):802-3.
  • Feasibility of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy in prostate cancer
  • patients with high prostate-specific antigen: feasibility and 1-year outcomes Do M, 
  • Ragavan N, Dietel A, Liatsikos E, Anderson C, McNeill A, Stolzenburg JU. Int J Urol. 2012 Oct;19(10):923-7.
  • Comments on the extraperitoneal approach for standard  laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: what is gained and what is lost.
  • Liatsikos E, Kyriazis I, Kallidonis P, Do M, Haefner T, Dietel A, Holze S, 
  • Ragavan N, Stolzenburg JU.  Prostate Cancer. 2011
Biography

Senior Consultant Gynecologist and Head of UroGynaecology  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 

Dr. Meeraragavan Special Interest
  • Incontinence surgery including TVT and TVT-O,
  • Female Pelvic floor problems,
  • Intravesical BOTOX for incontinence,
  • Prolapse surgery including sacrocolpopexy(Robotic and Laparoscopic),
  • Endometrial ablation for menstural disorders
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgery (including hysterectomy , treatment for endometriosis etc)
Special Expertise
  • Incontinence surgery including TVT and TVT-O,
  • Female Pelvic floor problems,
  • Intravesical BOTOX for incontinence,
  • Prolapse surgery including sacrocolpopexy(Robotic and Laparoscopic),
  • Endometrial ablation for menstural disorders
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Gynaecological Surgery (including hysterectomy , treatment for endometriosis etc)
Fellowship/ Membership / Work Experience
  • Travelling Fellow UroGynaecology , University Hospital , Slovenia
  • Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, South Manchester University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
  • Specialist Registrar Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manchester, UK
  • MRCOG from Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UK
  • PGCTLCP, Lancaster University, UK
  • Senior Resident Obstetrics and Gynaecology at JIPMER Pondicherry and PGIMER Chandigarh, India
  • Junior Resident Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PGIMER Chandigarh, India
  • Diplomate of Faculty of Family Planning
  • International UroGynaecology Association
  • General Medical Council, UK
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Obs and Gynec society of Tamil Nadu
  • Obs and Gyneac society of India
Awards, Honours and Grants
  • Best resident in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India – 1999
  • First prize – Geriatric Gynaecology Quiz (FOGSI) -1998
  • Johnstone Gold Medal-1994

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.

  • Prof.S.Balakrishnan Gold medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology -1994
  • The Branfoot Prize in Obstetrics & Gynaecology -1994
  • Dr. Venu Gopal Gold Medal , Basic Urology Intercollegiate Examination- 1994
  • Dr G.V. James Prize Principle and Practice of Surgery -1994
  • Dr Rangachari Prize Medicine and Surgery – 1994
  • The Block Lock Memorial Gold Medal in Final MBBS in Surgery – 1994
  • Price Memorial Prize in Medicine -1994
  • The Maitland Memorial prize Highest marks in final MBBS -1994
  • Dr Venkatesan Pillai Prize in Tropical Medicine -1994
  • Dr Balfour Gold Medal in Proficiency in Medicine -1994

Secured 32 gold medals during undergraduate education and have highlighted some of them above.

Publications and Presentations

Multiple International and National Presentaions and Publications; few highlighted below

  • MRagavan et al Prenatal diagnosis of Noonan’s syndrome: a case report. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005 Apr;25(3):305-6.
  • M Ragavan et al-Women’s choice or well being?A review of Management of third stage in a University Teaching Hospital.Journal of Perinatal Medicine.
  • M Ragavan et al. Evaluation of new consent forms for Laparoscopic sterilization-Reviews in Gynaecological Practice-June 2003, Vol3:1:P17
  • M Ragavan et al,-Northwest experience of Methotrexate in ectopic pregnancy FIGO,Oct 2009
  • M Ragavan et al-A study of correlation of USS and hysteroscopic findings in Post menopausal bleeding. International Scientific meeting,Dec 2009
  • M Ragavan et al-Perinatal thromboprophylaxis Eurpoean congress of Perinatal Medicine,Sep 2008
  • M Ragavan et al-Acute Pulmonary edema with Nifidepine,A case report and review,European congress of Perinatal Medicine,Sep 2008