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) - (5-50)

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

  • S4183

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

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

  • W7484

    Reconstruction of three or more ligaments not elsewhere specified - (5-50)

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

  • T6752

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

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

  • S2502

    Local flap - 9cm2 or more (excluding graft/flap to secondary defect) - (5-50)

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

  • W9040

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

  • S0654

    Removal of benign lesion on head and neck (excluding scalp) which is closed by primary closure or advancement flap (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

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

  • S3622

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

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

  • W7485

    Small joint (e.g. interphalangeal/ metacarpo-phalangeal joint) ligament reconstruction - (1-5)

  • A6180

    Excision of lesion of major nerve - (1-5)

  • W3032

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

  • S5712

    Debridement of wound (and surgical toilet) - over 25cm2 in area - (1-5)

  • A6810

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

  • A6510

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

  • W1080

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

    Wellington Hospital (1-5)

  • T6832

    Second stage reconstruction of flexor of hand - (1-5)

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

  • T6820

    Secondary repair or reconstruction of extensor of hand/forearm - (1-5)

  • A6400

    Repair of peripheral nerve - (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)

  • W3530

    Removal of percutaneous wire - (1-5)

  • S1500

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

  • W7482

    Scaphoid lunate ligament reconstruction - (1-5)

  • A6900

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

  • T6750

    Primary repair of flexor of hand (excluding zone II) - (1-5)

  • S0520

    Microscopically controlled excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue (Mohs Micrographic Surgery) with immediate reconstruction - (1-5)

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