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Dr Kumar is a specialist in Pain Medicine, with a special interest in interventional-multimodal chronic pain management. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of The Royal College of Anaesthetists, London. In addition, he is Member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
After acquiring the primary medical qualification, he completed master’s degree in Anaesthesiology. He got his full registration with the General Medical Council in 2003. He underwent further specialist training in Anaesthesia and Pain medicine at Royal infirmary, Glasgow and St Georges School of Anaesthesia, London. During this time he received Fellowships from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London and the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland.He has extensive experience in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia by working in the UK and abroad.
At present he works as a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. Prior to this he was a Consultant in Pain Management at Royal Free Hospital, London.
Areas of interest
• Pain management • Complimentary therapies in pain medicine • Anaesthesia
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Anaesthesia and pain Medicine
Epsom and St Helier university Hospital NHS Trust
Genetics and Pain
Technology in Pain Management
Genetic markers in painful diabetic neuropathy: Double blinded randomised study, Ochner Journal, 2013.
Genetic markers in painful diabetic neuropathy:
5% Lidocaine patch for treatment of Neuropathic pain. Outcome, adverse events and patient satisfaction - observational study-2007
(Additional) Languages spoken
Availability and Utilization of Opioids for Pain Management: Global issueslobal Issues. Skunnumpurath et al. Ochner Journal, 2013
N Vadivelu, A Reddy, S Kunnumpurath et al. Changes present in the Genetic level in painful diabetic neuropathy. Pain Medicine, 2012; 13(2), 343.
Pregabalin: effective in controlling autonomic instability?
Spinal Cord Stimulation: Principles of Past, Present and Future Practice - A Review. Dr S Kunnumpurath
Courses offered to GPs
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Pain Management
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Readmissions, infections and mortality rates are 0%.
I had very good patients satisfaction scores: 96 to 100%
- MBBS University of Kerala 1989
- MD Anaesthesiology Mangalore University 1993
- FCARCSI CAI 2007
- FRCA RCOA 2007
- PG Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine University of London 2012
- Foundation Course in Medical Acupuncture BMAS 2011
- FFPMRCA Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists 2010
- Certificate of Completion of Training PMETB 2010
Reference number 5206908
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member SIG Neuropathic Pain BPS 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Anaesthesia, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
British Pain Society
International Spine Interventions Society
British Medical Association
British Medical Acupuncture Society
- Ashtead Hospital
- 14:00 - 16:00
- 01372 221400
- BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 020 8655 5500
- North Downs Hospital
- 09:30 - 13:00
- 01883 348981
- Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, RH6 0BB
- 06:00 - 08:00
- 01293 785511
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: painstops