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Dr. R. Ravi

MBBS, MD (Gen. Med.), DM (Med. Gastro.)

Group Director - Medical Gastroenterology & Interventional Endoscopy

Medical Gastroenterology


Brief Profile

Gastroenterologist Chennai

Dr. R. Ravi began his primary medical training at Stanley Medical College, studied Postgraduate Internal Medicine at Madras Medical College and completed his DM in Gastroenterology for Madras Medical College. His special clinical interests lie in ERCP, Diagnostic EUS and therapeutic EUS and more. He is skilled to perform 3rd space endoscopy procedures like POEM, FNB acquisition and coeliac plexus block.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS, Stanley Medical College, 1983, Chennai, India
  • MD (Medicine), Madras Medical College, 1989, Chennai, India
  • DM (Gastro), Madras Medical College, 1995, Chennai, India

Clinical Expertise

  • An expert in ERCP procedures completed about 10000 ERCPs including Biliary and Pancreatic endotherapy, cholangioscopy and large stone management with laser lithotripsy
  • An expert in interventional EUS procedures like FNA, FNB acquisition, EUS guided biliary drainage, Cystogastrotomy, Coeliac plexus block
  • Wide experience in endoscopic management of pancreatic necrosis including endoscoopic necrosectomy for walled off pancreatic nerois and direct endoscopic necrosectomy
  • Skilled to perform 3rd space endoscopy procedures like POEM, ESD and STER
  • Has extensive experience in management of GI bleeding including EVL, EST, OVESCO,
  • Cipping and EUS guided coiling of fundal varix.
  • Interested in cancer palliation and does esophageal stenting, colonic stenting, duodenal stenting and biliary SEMS stenting
  • Faculty in all National Conferences on ERCP and EUS workshops
  • He has been involved in training many gastro doctors in interventional procedures
  • September 2018 - Till date - Group Director, Dr. Rela multispeciality hospital, Chennai

Present Position

September 2018 - Till date - Director, Dr. Rela Institute, Chennai


  • 1995 - 2000 - Calicut, Kerala
  • 2002 - 2005 - Apollo Hospital. Madurai
  • 2006 - 2010 - Assistant Professor, Stanley Medical college
  • 2010 - 2014 - Consultant in Apollo Hospital, Chennai
  • 2015 - August 2018 - HOD, Gleneagles Global Hospital Chennai

Affiliations And Memberships

  • Indian Medical Association (State Council Member)
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology (Governing Council Member, Tamilnadu Chapter)
  • Indian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Research & Publication

  • Krishnan A, Ramakrishnan R. Endoscopic management of migrated biliary T- tube. Endoscopy 2011;43 (2): UCTN:E325
  • Krishnan A, Ramakrishnan R, Venkataraman J. Endoscopic intervention for symptomatic choledocholithiasis in pregnancy. Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. 2011; 35(11):772-4
  • Krishnan A, Ramakrishnan R, EUS-Guided endoscopic Necrosectomy and Temporary cystogastrostomy for Infected Pancreatic Necrosis with self-expanding metallic stents. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2012 Oct;22(5):e319-21
  • Arunkumar Krishnan, Ravi Ramakrishnan, Sankar Srinivasan, Sunil Kumar. A rare presentation of multiple large primary extramedullary Hepatic Plasmacytoma. Exp Clin Hep 2012; 8(3- 4): I -3
  • Arunkumar Krishnan, Ravi Raniakrishnan. A rare cause of intestinal obstruction induced by a retained foreign body, Thai J Gastroenterol 2012; 13(3): 171-3
  • Arunkumar Krishnan, Ravi Ramakrishnan, Jayanthi Venkataraman. Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis and choledocholithiasis: A causal relationship or coincidence. Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2012; 8( 11):766-7
  • Krishnan A, Ramakrishnan. R, Venkataraman J. Endoscopic Management and Role of interim Plastic Biliary Stenting in Large and Multiple Pigmented Common Bíle Duct Stone. Euroasian J Hepato-Clastroenterol 2013;3(2):89-93.
  • Arunkumar Krishnas, Ravi Ramakrishnan, Maya R. Endoscopic removal of granular cell tumours of the stomach: A case report. Gastroenterology Research. 2013;6(6):240-3.

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