Dr Praveen Ravindran is a Consultant Colorectal & Robotic Surgeon with Australian Robotic Colorectal Surgery. The major focus of his work is minimally invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Hernia Surgery, as well as diagnostic and intervention colonoscopy. He also maintains a strong interest in Pelvic Floor & Perianal pathology as well as functional bowel disorders.
On completion of his General Surgery training in 2017, he was appointed as the Fellow in Robotic Surgery at Liverpool Hospital in 2018 before being awarded a place in the two year Post-Fellowship Colorectal Surgery training programme through the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). Starting in 2019, he completed his first year of advanced training with the Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Unit at St George Hospital, where he gained wide exposure to laparoscopic colorectal surgery as well as pelvic floor and functional pathology. He then completed his fellowship with CSSANZ at Liverpool Hospital in 2020, where he gained advanced training in the management of locally advanced Colorectal malignancy and Complex Hernia Surgery.
In 2021, he then became the Inaugural Robotic Colorectal Fellow at Sydney Adventist Hospital where he was mentored in Robotic Colorectal Surgery with Associate Professor Craig Lynch and Dr Stephen Pillinger of Australian Robotic Colorectal Surgery, who are one of Australia’s highest volume Robotic Colorectal groups. This is one the first positions of its kind in Robotic Surgery in Australia. Dr Ravindran is a member of CSSANZ and the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Dr Ravindran has 40 peer reviewed published journal articles and abstracts, along with over 30 national and international podium and poster presentations. He was the recipient of the 2012 John Lowenthal Scholarship from the University of Sydney in 2012 for his Masters of Surgery Dissertation examining the impact of histopathology on outcomes in ileoanal pouch procedures, as well as an award from CSSANZ for his research on the impact of obstetric injuries on the pelvic floor. Dr Ravindran is passionate about creating collaborative networks to enhance data sharing and availability to pioneer the use of Artificial Intelligence Models in Surgical Decision Making. Within this area he currently collaborates with the University of New South Wales, expanding on a Masters of Philosophy he is currently finishing that is focused in the use of Advanced Statistical Models to predict outcomes in Diverticulitis.