Treatment & Services
- Benign Prostate Surgery
- Bladder Tumor Biopsy And Resection
- Kidney And Ureteral Reconstruction
- Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Partial Nephrectomy
- Prostate Biopsy
- Radical Nephrectomy: Laparoscopic Or Open
- Radical Orchiectomy
- Robotic Prostate Surgery
- Robotic Prostatectomy
- Robotic Surgery
- Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
- TURP (Transurethral Resection of The Prostate)
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
- Elevated PSA
- Elevated PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) Level
- Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Facts About Bladder Cancer
- Genitourinary Cancers
- Hydrocele | Spermatocele
- Hydrocele Hernia
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney Cysts, Simple
- Kidney Stones
- Neurogenic Bladder
- Penile Cancer
- Penile Fracture
- Prostate Cancer
- Prostate Disease
- Renal Pelvis Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Ureteral Cancer
- Ureteral Strictures
- Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) Obstruction
- Urologic Oncology And Stone Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL USA
Fellowship - University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Worcester, MA USA
Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical School - Weill Cornell Medical College New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY USA
Fellowship - Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY USA
Fellowship - Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY USA
Fellowship - Monash Medical Center
Internship - Gandhi Postgrad Inst of Med Sciences
Residency - Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences
Internship - Post Grad Inst of Med Edu/Research
Residency - Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
General Surgery residency
Internship - Christian Medical College and Hospital
Medical School - Christian Medical College,Vellore, Madras University
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Medical School - Christian Medical College and Hospital
general urology surgery, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and endourology
Research & Publications
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157 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
2 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018
Dr. Ramananthan talks in very technical terms which I have to ask for clarification which may elicit an even more technical response. For a drug he prescribed for me on this visit (Proscar) he did not inform me that this drug can take 6 to 12 months to produce results. He did mention that this medication may increase the risk of "certain types of cancer" (that's what I think I heard the Dr. state) but the pharmacy drug information sheet states that "this medicine may increase the risk of a certain type of prostate cancer." Further research on my part revealed that this "certain type of prostate cancer" can be difficult to treat. This was not discussed with me and seems to be a pattern with Dr. Ramanathan who, in my opinion, does not give all the information needed to make an informed decision as to my medical treatment.
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2017
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