Anaesthesia Consultants

Saravanan Rathinam

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General information:

Name, qualifications:

Dr Saravanan Rathinam MBBS DA FRCA

Practising at:

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust




Obstetric anaesthesia

Special clinical interests:

Shoulder and Spine surgeries, General surgery, Gynaecology, Emergency surgery, Paediatrics and Trauma surgery

Current posts (NHS, University):

Consultant Anaesthetist at West Herts Hospital Trusts
Lead for Anaesthetic Clinical Governance
Lead for Audit & Survey for WISE (West Herts Initiative in Simulation Education)

Year of first medical qualification:

MBBS (India): 1994
Diploma in Anaesthesia (India): 1998
FRCA: 2006

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Member of Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCOA)
Member of Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)
Member of Obstetric Anaesthetic Association (OAA)
Member of Group of Obstetric Anaesthetist in London (GOAL)
British Medical Association (BMA)
The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS)

Contact details:
  • Direct telephone number: 01923 217604
  • Secretary's name: Tara Lawrence
  • Secretary's telephone number: 01923 217604
  • Secretary's email address:


Professional Profile

Dr Saravanan Rathinam is a Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist whose clinical practice involves in the perioperative management of patients for General surgery, Shoulder surgeries, Spine surgeries, gynaecology and cover trauma, paediatric emergencies and other emergency operations during the on call hours.

His special interest involves in providing pain relief and anaesthetic management of labouring women in the delivery suite.

He qualified Medicine and post-graduated in Anaesthesia from India. After coming to U.K he had undergone Senior House Officer training in anaesthetics at West Herts Hospitals and Specialist Registrar training in anaesthetics from Barts and the London School of Medicine. He has done advanced training in Obstetric anaesthesia at Royal London Hospital and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. He published many abstracts and posters in obstetric anaesthesia at the national level.

His special anaesthetic interest includes ultrasound guided interscalene blocks and using ultrasound to identify epidural space in high BMI patients.

Personal profile

Trying to keep up the Badminton (Shuttle cork) and Ping pong (table Tennis) fun at least once a week. He is losing his school days cricket and basketball skills. He is teaching his daughters basketball and badminton.

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