Dr. T. Ravintharan

General Surgery

Credentials MBBS (Singapore), M Med (Gen Surg) (Singapore), FRCSEd (Gen Surg)
Language English, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien Dialect

Dr. Ravi was awarded the Merit Scholarship by the Public Service Commission to do his M.B.B.S. degree and graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1982.

The Ministry of Health, Singapore, awarded him traineeship in Surgery, and in 1987 he completed his fellowship examinations by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) and M. Med (Surgery) National University of Singapore. In 1991, he went to Scotland to train with world renowned Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri in the very new and fast expanding field of Minima Access (Laparoscopic) Surgery.

Upon his return, he pioneered several major Laparoscopic procedures in Singapore and has been involved in teaching and training surgeons in Singapore and around the region in this new field of surgery. In 1993, he obtained his FAMS and FICS membership.

In 1997, he left the public hospitals and set up private practice as a Senior Consultant Surgeon at Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre. He is a Visiting Consultant to several public hospitals for Paediatric and Adult Laparoscopic Surgery. He is accredited at various private hospitals.


In 1986, he was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President for service rendered in the Hotel New World collapse.

Articles related to Dr. T. Ravintharan  available online:

  • 2001 – The changing Scene in a Decade of Laparoscopic Surgery in Singapore, Invited Editorial, Singapore Med J 2001 Vol 42(6):238
  • 1996 – Emergency Laparoscopic Procedures, Review Article, Ann Academy of Medicine, Singapore 1996; 25:687-93