Mr Raj Ragoowansi: Plastic surgery

Mr Raj Ragoowansi

Plastic surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Hand surgery
  • Lower limb surgery
  • Paediatric
  • Reconstructive surgery

About me

Mr Raj Ragoowansi graduated in Medicine and Surgery from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London with the final year elective spent at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He was awarded the Smith & Nephew Surgical Prize for a dissertation on ‘Evolution of Sutures in Surgery’.

After completion of training in General Surgery and the Fellowship of the Royal College Of Surgeons of England (FRCS), higher training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was undertaken in London, East Grinstead and Chelmsford. This involved specialist exposure in reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, hands and trunk. International fellowships in Hand and Wrist surgery were undertaken in USA, France and India. Formal Aesthetic Surgery training was acquired at the Royal College of Surgeons approved institutions; Wellington Hospital and King Edward VII Hospital, London.

Awarded several research and clinical grants from the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and British Society for Surgery of the Hand to study the molecular mechanisms and treatment of abnormal scar formation. He has authored over 25 papers in peer reviewed Plastic and Hand Surgery journals and has been invited to lecture on the Aesthetic Surgery faculty for the University of London. Raj Ragoowansi is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).

In addition to providing a reconstructive surgery service in hands (trauma, nerve compression, rheumatoid arthritis) and breast (post mastectomy reconstruction, congenital asymmetry), specialist areas of interest include body contouring for patients after extreme weight loss, chest wall reconstruction following coronary artery bypass surgery and management of problem scars. A ‘see and treat’ clinic for skin lesions is provided within a multi-disciplinary set-up.

Areas of interest

Microsurgery of the hand, Peripheral nerves
Problems with Muscian's hands
Dupuytren's disease
Trigger finger
Soft tissue and skin trauma

Areas of interest
Acute hand trauma - soft tissue and skeletal
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Minimal scar Dupuytren's fascietomy
Joint rebalancing post echo/rheumatoid arthritis
Specific interest in Microsurgical release/repositioning of Peripheral Nerves
Minimal access Flexor and Extensor Tendon repair

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Procedures completed

  • S2002

    Small island flap (less than 9cm2) - (>50)

    (5-50) (5-50) (1-5)

  • S4183

    Debridement and primary suture of wound with involvement of deeper tissue - trunk & limbs - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5) (1-5)

  • S0656

    Removal of lipoma - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5) (1-5)

  • T6710

    Primary repair of extensor of hand - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • T6752

    Primary repair of flexor of hand in zone II - (5-50)


  • S4720

    Drainage of lesion of skin (including abscess) - (5-50)


  • S3622

    Full thickness graft, trunk and limbs - up to 9cm2 in area - (1-5)


  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)


  • S0602

    Primary excision of suspicious/malignant lesion - Head & Neck - (1-5)


  • W3032

    Removal of fixator/frame/pins/wires and change of plaster - (1-5)


  • W6912

    Total synovectomy of small joint - (1-5)


  • T6782

    Repair of distal biceps tendon - (1-5)


  • S3624

    Full thickness graft, head, neck, hands & genitalia - up to 9cm2 in area - (1-5)


  • S0521

    Microscopically controlled excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue (Mohs micrographic surgery) without reconstruction - (1-5)


  • S6400

    Excision of nail bed (Zadik's) (including anaesthetic) - (1-5)

  • T5210

    Dupuytren's fasciectomy multiple digits with proximal interphalangeal joints - (1-5)

  • A6510

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - (1-5)

  • S3500

    Split autograft of skin, trunk and limbs - up to 25cm2 - (1-5)

  • S0603

    Primary excision of suspicious/malignant lesion - Trunk & Limbs - (1-5)

  • S0652

    Removal of benign lesion on trunk or limbs greater than 10 cm in diameter or on scalp greater than 5 cm in diameter (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

  • W3030

    Removal of external fixation from bone - (1-5)

  • T7972

    Exploration and repair of groin disruption (including repair of muscle, fascia and tendons) (Gilmore's groin repair) - (1-5)


  • S1750

    Large muscle flap (9cm2 or more) (including skin graft and closure of secondary defect) - (1-5)


  • S4213

    Debridement and primary suture of wound without involvement of deeper tissue (skin & subcutaneous fat only) - trunk & limbs - (1-5)

  • A6400

    Repair of peripheral nerve - (1-5)

  • F0420

    Reconstruction of lip using skin flap - (1-5)

  • C1210

    Excision of lesion of eyelid - (1-5)

  • W6913

    Total synovectomy of large joint - (1-5)

  • W0960

    Excision of benign tumour of bone with bone grafting - (1-5)

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