Mr Venkat V Ramakrishnan is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelmsford, UK. His main work involves microsurgical reconstruction and aesthetic surgery of the breast. Secondary interests are microsurgical reconstruction of the chest wall, abdomen and lower limb. Mr Ramakrishnan has a major role as trainer in microsurgery and was an inaugural tutor in Plastic Surgery at RCS of England and the Director of St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and Archives of Plastic Surgery. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Mr Ramakrishnan has numerous publications/presentations at national and international meetings. Main areas of research and audit are in microsurgical techniques, service delivery and microcirculation in free flaps. He is visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University .
In 2011, I saw Mr Ramakrishnan at Spire Hartswood Hospital Brentwood because I had a sebaceous cyst on my chest from birth which continued to grow and grow but the NHS refused to remove it. I'm so glad that I saw him instead because he was wonderful! As other patients of his have said, he is kind, caring and straight-forward. he was also genuinely indignant about my situation and therefore went out of his way to ensure that I got the best care! Because of this, I am now rid of something that was beginning to cause me great distress and have only been left with a faint scar! Neither of us were expecting this but I think that it was due to his high level of care! Everyone with chest issues should go and see Mr Ramakrishnan as he is excellent!
I am so happy with my procedure! Professor Ramakrishnan was amazing! I was nervous and worried about going too big as I'm small framed and i went to see professor a number of times and he was very understanding throughout the whole process! He certainly is very talented and i felt totally at ease and i felt i was in great hands! My advice, go for it and have it done with Professor Ramakrishnan! I went from a 32 A to a 32 DD and i had 275cc under the muscle tear drop implants!
I had breast implants a number of years ago and it was time to have these removed, especially when I discovered they were not the best implants. During the whole pre-op process Dr Ramakrishnan and his approach gave me confidence at an important time in my life. His explanation about what would happen during the process and afterwards really helped me prepare. The operation went very smoothly and I felt very comfortable. After the operation Dr Ramakrishnan was very clear about the procedures I should follow and whilst he was strict that I follow his instructions I really believe that in doing so it was very beneficial to me and the healing process. The post-op care I have received has been 2nd to none and at all times I have felt that if I ever needed help it was there. The result 7 months on has exceeded all my expectations and has come out so well. The scar tissue repair and overall look is incredible. I feel so pleased with the outcome and am very happy that I went through the procedure. Thank you so much Dr Ramakrishnan for everything.
Some years ago I had breast cancer & therefore had a mastectomy with an implant performed at the same time. Over the years this had become hard, misshapen & I looked loopsided in a bra & when dressed. I was referred to Professor Ramakrishnan who immediately put me at my ease, & reassured me that he could help me. The old inplant was removed & new one inserted "to fill the void". Total success, my appearance is normal again. During the whole procedure I was treated with great kindness & reassured at every stage in my treatment. Would have no hesitation in recommending Professor Ramakrishnan to any one.