Mr Ramesh Sivaraj

Mr Ramesh Sivaraj

MB BS, MS, DNB, FRCSEd, FRCOphth

Ophthalmology

29 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I find Mr Sivaraj very pleasant and prepared to give of his time to answer any questions you may have and put you at complete ease .He explains anything to you that you wish to know, or he suggests, as treatment.“
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Subspecialties

  • Cataract
  • Emergency Ophthalmology
  • Retina
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 5207824
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £120

    Practices worked at

    Spire Little Aston Hospital

    Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom, B74 3UP
    135 reviews

    Midland Eye

    50 Lode Lane, Solihull, United Kingdom, B91 2AW
    70 reviews

    About

    Mr Ramesh Sivaraj is a highly experienced Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon based in The Midlands. He has a specialist interest in age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, retinal vascular disease, intraocular inflammation and cataract surgery. He has performed over 5000 phacoemulsification and small incision cataract surgeries and over 7500 intravitreal injections. He also regularly carries out Stereotactic Radiotherapy (ORAYA) treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration.

    Mr Sivaraj qualified from Madras Medical College in 1993, before undertaking postgraduate training in India, Birmingham and London. He completed Fellowships in vitreo-retinal, uveitis and cataract at Sankara Nethralaya, a prestigious missionary institution for ophthalmic care Southern India. Mr Sivaraj also completed Fellowships at The Moorfields Eye Hospital, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

    He was previously Diabetic Lead and Clinical Director at the Eye Department at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He is now the Research Lead for Ophthalmology across the Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull sites & the Deputy Clinical Service Lead for Ophthalmology at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. In 2015, Mr. Sivaraj was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award for his work by the Macular Society.

    Alongside his clinical work and research, Mr Sivaraj is actively involved in medical education. He was the Clinical Lecturer for Ophthalmology at the University of Birmingham for four years and is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University. He recently received an Innovation Voucher from the university Aston towards the development of a free ophthalmology mobile app. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals. Oxford University Press has published 'Diabetic Retinopathy: Screening to Treatment 2E' in Oxford Diabetes Library series, which was edited by him in addition to authoring a few chapters.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Cataract Surgery (Multifocal Implants & Laser Cataract Surgery)
    • Intravitreal Injection (Anti VEGF & Steroid Implants)
    • Stereotactic Radiotherapy (ORAYA)
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)
    • Retinal Vascular Disease
    • Diabetic Retinopathy and Maculopathy
    • Intraocular Inflammation (Uveitis)

    Procedures

    • Cataract Surgery
    • Retinal Laser Surgery
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    • Intravitreal Injection
    • Minor Eyelid Procedures
    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • New Eye Exam
    • Retinal Imaging
    • Routine Eye Exam
    • Urgent Eye Care
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    Special interests

    • Cataracts
    • Vision Problems
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    • Dry Eyes
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Blephex
    • Colour Vision Deficiency
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Eye Infection
    • Eye Problems
    • Floaters (Eye)
    • Macular Haemorrhage
    • Vitreous Haemorrhage
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    Education

    • MB BS Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Med University 1993
    • MS Ophthalmology Dr MGR Medical University 1997
    • FRCS Ophthalmology Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1999
    • Diplomate of National Board Ophthalmology National Board of Examinations 1998
    • PG Cert Clinical Leadership Keele Universtiy 2013
    • FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmology 2015
    • Fellowship in Retina & Intraocular Inflammation Moorfields Eye Hospital 2008
    • Medical Reina Fellow/ ASTO Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre 2009

    Mr Savaraj research has been published on: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ramesh_Sivaraj

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.96
    Explanation
    5
    Cataract Surgery
    31/52
    Cataracts
    10/52
    Retinal Laser Surgery
    5/52
    Vision Problems
    4/52
    Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
    3/52
    Cataract
    2/52
    Dry Eyes
    2/52
    Macular Degeneration
    2/52
    Complex Cataract Surgery
    1/52
    Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    1/52
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I find Mr Sivaraj very pleasant and prepared to give of his time to answer any questions you may have and put you at complete ease .He explains anything to you that you wish to know, or he suggests, as treatment.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Mr Sivaraj was very patient and professional. I have had no problem with my eyes since surgery and are very satisfied with the outcome
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    From our first meeting Mr Sivaraj was very courteous and professional, he took the time to explain everything clearly and left me very confident I was in good hands.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Friendly greeting,explained everything in detail,Mr Sivaraj put me at ease and I felt very comfortable,very person centered,asked if there was any questions I wanted to talk about before the procedure,he gave me a short break between both eyes were completed,mr Sivaraj was a complete gentleman and very professional I would highly recommend to anyone and would like to take this opportunity to give my great full thanks for a wonderfull experience
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Courteous, welcoming, fully explained everything he would be doing and kept me well informed during the actual procedure. His follow up has been excellent. I would recommend Mr Sivaraj to anyone requiring a cataract procedure.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Mr Sivaraj was friendly and explained what was happening at every stage of the process.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Mr Ramesh Sivaraj is a real credit to his profession. Not only is he very experienced his personal manner and the care he takes to ensure that I felt fully informed and properly supported is second to none. I cannot fault him in anyway. After having some difficult experiences in the past with procedures involving other consultants I was apprehensive coming into this process but I need not have worried at all, he was very reassuring and completely took the stress out of everything for me. I am very grateful for the care I have recieved and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone.
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    A excellent consultant/surgeon My personal opinion of our meetings also rate him as an exemplary human being.
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    Explanation (5/5)
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    Mr Sivaraj was very professional and polite at all times
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Excellent care and his expertise has given mum optimal visual capacity .
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