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Dr. R. Ravi, Gastrologist

Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai

Dr. R. Ravi, Gastrologist

Doctor's Profile


  • Director- Gastroenterology  Department

  • Gastroenterologist

Qualifications & Experience

  • 39 years of experience (Overall)

  •  MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology


  • 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

  • Dr. Ravi R is a Gastroenterologist and Endoscopy specialist (Gastro) in Chennai and has an experience of more than 25 years in these fields.

  • He completed MBBS from Stanley Medical College & Hospital, Chennai in 1983, MD - General Medicine in 1989 and DM - Gastroenterology in 1995 from Madras Medical College, Chennai.

  • He is a specilist in ERCP. He has done more than 8000 Therapeutic ERCP's for obstructive Jaundice, Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic biliary Cancers, he is a key opinion leader in these specialties and have trained many Gastroenterologists across the country. He is also a specialist for GI Bleeding.

  • He Practices early detection and endoscopic removal (ESD) of early Gastro Intestinal Cancers.

  • He is part of the Liver Team at MGM Healthcare, a Centre of Excellence for liver Transplant. He is one the person to do EUS guided SEMS for pancreatic Necrosis and do Endoscopic Pancreatic

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  • Abdominal pain,

  • Hepato-billary pancreatic disorders,

  • Blood vomit,

  • Gall bladder stones,

  • Gastroenteritis,

  • Hepatitis C,

  • Hepatitis E,

  • Jaundice,

  • Steatosis,

  • Gastritis, and Constipation.

  • Colonoscopy,

  • EMR, and ERCP.

  • Bowel Obstruction Treatment

  • Crohn's Disease Treatment

  • Transesophageal Echocardiography - TEE

  • Anti Reflux Procedures

  • Whipple Surgery

  • Appendectomy

  • Hemorrhoidectomy

  • Partial colectomy

  • Nissen fundoplication

  • Endoscopy

  • ETC.

  • MBBS, Stanley Medical College, 1983, Chennai, India

  • MD (Medicine), Madras Medical College, 1989, Chennai, India

  • DM (Gastro), Madras Medical College, 1995, Chennai, India

  • Indian Medical Association (State Council Member)

  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology (Governing Council Member, Tamilnadu Chapter)

  • Indian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  • Chennai

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