Mr Raj Ragoowansi: Plastic surgery
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Mr Raj Ragoowansi

Plastic surgery

 

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Overview

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
Ganglions
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)

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (5-50) Wellington Hospital (5-50) 101 Diagnostics (1-5)

  • S4183

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

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (5-50) Wellington Hospital (1-5) 101 Diagnostics (1-5)

  • T6752

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

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (1-5)

  • T6980

    Tenolysis, of flexor tendon (not otherwise specified) - (5-50)

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (1-5)

  • W6522

    Primary open reduction of dislocation of small joint - (5-50)

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (1-5)

  • S0656

    Removal of lipoma - (5-50)

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (5-50) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • S3500

    Split autograft of skin, trunk and limbs - up to 25cm2 - (5-50)

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (1-5) Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

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

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (1-5)

  • T5223

    Dupuytren's dermofasciectomy and graft, or for recurrent disease - multiple digits - (1-5)

  • T6410

    Tendon transfer of hand - multiple (e.g. for radial nerve injury) - (1-5)

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (1-5)

  • S4480

    Removal of foreign body in deeper tissue - (1-5)

  • T6782

    Repair of distal biceps tendon - (1-5)

    101 Diagnostics (1-5)

  • A6510

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

  • A6402

    Repair of major nerve - (1-5)

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (1-5)

  • A6810

    Neurolysis and transposition of peripheral nerve (excludes carpal tunnel release) - (1-5)

  • S4213

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

    101 Diagnostics (1-5)

  • T7230

    Release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (1-5)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)

  • S0643

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - four or more, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth (1-5)

  • S4720

    Drainage of lesion of skin (including abscess) - (1-5)

  • S0602

    Primary excision of malignant lesion - head & neck - (1-5)

  • T5210

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

  • A6900

    Revision of release of peripheral nerve - (1-5)

  • S1500

    Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (1-5)

  • W1080

    Osteotomy of long bone, +/- fixation (including graft) - (1-5)

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • S0521

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

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

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