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Oath of Maimonides
“The eternal providence has appointed me to watch over the life and health of our fellow human beings. May the love for the art actuate me at all times; may neither avarice nor miserliness, nor thirst for glory, or for great reputation engage my mind; for the enemies of truth and philanthropy could easily deceive me and make me forgetful of the lofty aim of doing good to my patients.”

Dr. A. Ragu has been practicing cosmetic and plastic surgery since 2008 in Coimbatore (India). He is a qualified plastic surgeon (Board Certified) with a formal & specialized training in Micro vascular and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Ragu’s primary interests include cosmetic surgery of face, breast and body. His repertoire of work also includes reconstructive microsurgery for road accidents, re-implantation (reattaching amputated body parts), hand surgery, brachial plexus surgery, congenital deformities and burn deformities and a variety of surgical repair procedures where appearances need to match with functional outcomes.

He aims to provide, world class cosmetic and plastic surgery to his patients in accredited hospital facilities. He works as a composite team comprising of other trained plastic surgeons and dermatologists to capacitate a more holistic approach to a patient’s cosmetic problems and concerns. Teamwork also allows him to take up more challenging cases, bring down operation time and costs, facilitate faster recovery and provide the patient with more than one perspective.

Dr. Ragu regularly operates on patients from Coimbatore and surrounding areas. People from the  rest of India, NRI's and foreign nationals also approach him in significant numbers. His patients come from a wide variety of backgrounds - Software | BPO professionals, T.V. Anchors and Models, Students, Entrepreneurs, Homemakers & Doctors.

Dr. Ragu has built his skill base on a background of sound knowledge and academic excellence. He continues to engage in academic activities and his research work has been published in national journals. He is often invited to give talks on cosmetic surgery at local medical meets. He participates regularly in cosmetic plastic surgery conferences and workshops and visits the leading cosmetic surgery centres in Mumbai regularly to keep update with latest in this rapidly evolving field.


Professional Qualifications

 

    M.B.B.S. - (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) from Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore

       (Taminadu, India) in 1992 - 1998.
    M.S. (Master in Surgery) from Government Royapettah Hospital & Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai in 2000 - 2003.
    D.N.B. (Diplomate in National Board of Examinations) - General Surgery
    M.R.C.S. (Edinburgh, UK) - Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
    M.Ch. (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) from the Prestigeous Madras Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai,

       India. in 2004 - 2007.

     

    Comperhensive Discretion

     

    Patients who come for cosmetic treatment to Sushruta will be given guaranteed privacy and utmost confidentiality. Female patients who need to undergo cosmetic procedures will be met by DR. D. Jayanthi M.B.B.S., F.Diab., P.G.Dip., Diab., Dr Jayanthi has special interests in the field of cosmetic surgery and has been assisting Dr. Raghu since 2008 in treatment planning, surgical procedures and post-surgical management. She will initially meet the female patient, understand the issue and counsel and guide the patient in all treatment related issues.



    Fellowship in Microvascular and Cosmetic Surgery from Specialists' Hospital, Kochi, Kerala which is a post-graduate training Institute in Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery under internationally renowned Micro & Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. R. Jayakumar, M.Ch (Plastic), DNB, Fellow in Microsurgery. It was there, he refined and polished his skills to give artistically fine and pleasing results, learnt latest techniques and trends in Microvascular & Cosmetic Surgery and found his passion.

     

    Dr. Ragu has built his skill base on a background of sound knowledge and academic excellence. He continues to engage in academic activities and his research work has been published in national journals. He is often invited to give talks on cosmetic surgery at local medical meets. He participates regularly in cosmetic plastic surgery conferences and workshops and visits the leading cosmetic surgery centres in Mumbai regularly to keep update with latest in this rapidly evolving field.


    Memberships

 

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (UK)
Life Member: Indian Medical Association (IMA), Coimbatore Branch
Life Member: Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI)
Life Member: Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (IAAPS)
Life Member: Indian Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ISRM)
Life Member: Brachial Plexus Surgery Group of India (BPSGI)
Life Member: Indian Association of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons (IACLS)

 

Professional Approach
Dr. Ragu's Professional approach is directed towards:

Patient Education
Complex medical concepts are explained in a simplified way to the patient in their own language. Dr. Ragu speaks English, Tamil and Malayalam fluency and can understand many other Indian Languages. He helps patient understand their treatment options by explaining to them the benefits & complications in detail and make the best possible decision regarding their appearance, health and quality.

Counseling
Dr. Ragu understands, that a cosmetic surgery patient has several concerns like secrecy, cost, healing time, down-time and long-time results. Expectations from a tummy tuck for women wearing saree/salwar are many a times different from a model posing in skimpy clothes. He tailors his procedures to suit the patient's needs, cost and time frame after discussing all the available options. If at any point, he feels that the problem is beyond his professional capacity, he refers the patient to another specialist. If he feels that patient is not a good candidate for surgery or has unrealistic expectations he points it out to them and suggests alternative non-surgical treatments and lifestyle changes.

Support
Dr. Ragu encourages his patients to visit him regularly after surgery to discuss any issues. If the patient is not fully satisfied after surgery and if it it is possible to improve the results further by minor surgery the does it at nominal costs to cover the expenses alone, within a specified period of time. Patient satisfaction is his ultimate reward.

Self-improvement
New techniques are being added to cosmetic surgery on a constant basis and some old ones are being discarded. However everything latest has to stand the test of time and scrutiny of medical research. Dr. Ragu keeps update with the advances to give the best options to his patients. Apart from this he considers listening to his patients a great opportunity to learn.