Dr Ravi Ratnavel

Dr Ravi Ratnavel

MA(oxon), MBBS(Lond), DM(oxon), FRCP(UK)

Dermatology

Recommended by  
3 specialists

33 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.91

Top feedback

“I came to Dr Ratnavel with persistent, late-onset acne that was beginning to get progressively worse as well as tearing down the little self-confidence I had. After the initial consultation, I was going to be treated with Roaccutane. Although this seemed quite scary at first, he reassured me and made me feel completely comfortable and discussed everything in great detail. I cannot recommend Dr Ratnavel enough! My skin has made a complete transformation and so has my self-esteem. He has been very attentive and patient throughout this journey, always answering any queries I had. If you are going through a similar situation, please consider Dr Ratnavel!“
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Subspecialties

  • Skin Cancer
  • General Dermatology
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3280627
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    25 Harley Street

    25 Harley Street, Marylebone, United Kingdom, W1G 9QW
    225 reviews

    Spire Thames Valley Hospital

    Wexham Street Wexham, Bucks, United Kingdom, SL3 6NH
    53 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    08:40 - 13:00
    Wed
    08:40 - 17:40
    Thu
    08:40 - 13:00
    Fri
    08:40 - 12:40 | 13:20 - 17:20
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Dr Ravi Ratnavel (www.ratnavel.com) is a Consultant Dermatologist covering all aspects of General Dermatology which includes dermatological surgery, paediatric conditions, inflammatory skin disease and skin cancer. However, he has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer and skin eruptions in both adults and paediatrics.

    Dr Ratnavel qualified from the Universities of Oxford and London in 1985 / 1988. He then completed training in many teaching hospitals in London and Cambridge, before being appointed Consultant Dermatologist at Buckinghamshire and Oxford Churchill NHS Trusts. He currently works for the NHS and the private sector in London and the Thames Valley area.

    He can perform cyst, mole, wart and skin cancer removal. He also has clinical interests in hair conditions, acne, psoriasis and skin allergic reactions.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
    • Skin Biopsies
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Mole Removal
    • Cyst Excision
    • Mole Check
    • Skin Cancer
    • Psoriasis
    • Melanoma
    • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    • Acne
    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Verruca
    • Skin tags
    • Moles

    Procedures

    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Cryotherapy
    • Mole Removal
    • Mole Check
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Cyst Removal
    • Dermoscopy
    • Patch Test
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Curettage
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Acne
    • Cysts
    • Skin Cancer
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Melanoma
    • Skin Tags
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Moles
    • Psoriasis
    • Rosacea
    • Warts (Viral)
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    Education

    MA(Oxon), MBBS(Lond), DM(Oxon), FRCP(UK)

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.91
    Skin Lesion Removal
    9/34
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    8/34
    Acne
    6/34
    Minor Skin Surgery
    6/34
    Cryotherapy
    4/34
    Mole Removal
    4/34
    Mole Check
    3/34
    Skin Cancer Screening
    3/34
    Cyst Removal
    2/34
    Cysts
    2/34
    Skin Cancer
    2/34
    Dermoscopy
    1/34
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    1/34
    Melanoma
    1/34
    Patch Test
    1/34
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    1/34
    Skin Tags
    1/34
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    Sort by:
    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I came to Dr Ratnavel with persistent, late-onset acne that was beginning to get progressively worse as well as tearing down the little self-confidence I had. After the initial consultation, I was going to be treated with Roaccutane. Although this seemed quite scary at first, he reassured me and made me feel completely comfortable and discussed everything in great detail. I cannot recommend Dr Ratnavel enough! My skin has made a complete transformation and so has my self-esteem. He has been very attentive and patient throughout this journey, always answering any queries I had. If you are going through a similar situation, please consider Dr Ratnavel!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Ravi Ratnavel, is a great communicator, and first class in all respects. i cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Ratnavel was professional and reassuring throughout the process from the initial consultation to the final sign off. It was lovely to meet such a kind and caring physician. I would definitely recommend him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very professional and clear explanations.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I always felt very at ease knowing Dr Ratnavels expert knowledge and professional advise would result in a positive outcome for me. Any questions i had, where always helpfully and happily answered. Overall, i would highly recommend Dr Ratnavel.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Ratnavel explained everything very clearly and was kind and caring throughout my cyst removal proceedure. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I am forever grateful to Dr Ravi Ratnavel for going above and beyond. I returned back from holiday with severe ucteria. After being in hospital for 6 days abroad resulting in my condition becoming worse, Dr Ravi Ratnavel immediately knew what to do and prescribed me medication that worked in just a few days. He was very approachable and was willing to organise an urgent appointment in his own time. I will certainly recommend him to anyone as he is extremely knowledgeable and a kind person. Thankyou. Gemma
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    Overall Experience
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Ravi explained the procedure extremely well. I was nervous but he helped me through the process with his easy approachable manner. I would highly recommend him. I am thrilled with the results.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I had a very positive experience with Dr Ratnaval and would recommend. He was very professional and was able to put me at ease about my procedure.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    A very efficient service (if that is the right word) was provided. There was no waiting around. The appointment occurred exactly when it should have, and lasted the specified 20 minutes. The follow-up summary of my appointment was excellent; it provided a written record of all the information I required.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Dermatology

    Dr Viq Chamoun
    Dr Viq Chamoun
    Neurology

    27-06-2021

    I have worked with Dr Ratnavel as a consultant colleague for over 17 years, in both the National Health Service and in the private sector. He is an excellent and courteous dermatologist. He has always provided an incisive diagnosis on skin-related issues which I have had to refer for an opinion. This has been followed by a well-thought out management plan. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a fellow professional. Indeed, when I had a dermatological issue myself, it is to him that I turned.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Melanoma, Contact Dermatitis
    For procedures: Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Lesion Removal
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Ian Currie
    Mr Ian Currie
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    27-06-2021

    I have worked with Ravi for over 20 years. He is an utmost professional. The patients I send to him for a clinical opinion, time and time again, say how pleased they were to see a doctor who provided clear explanations. I highly recommend Dr. Ratnavel to any patient requiring high level dermatological advice

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Vasculitis, Skin Cancer, Dermatitis, Rash
    For procedures: Skin Cancer Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Neil Haldar
    Mr Neil Haldar
    Urology

    05-10-2020

    Ravi is a very good dermatologist

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Birthmarks (including Port-Wine Stains), Impetignised Eczema, Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Skin Cancer, Moles
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Cryolipolysis, Mole Check
    Connection: Is a colleague

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