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Professor Saxena is a Pain management specialist and currently a Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics and the Clinical Lead for inpatient pain management at Cwm Taf University hospitals.
After graduating in Medicine (MBBS), he completed his postgraduate training in Anaesthesia & Pain Management (MD- research) from a premier centre of Delhi University before moving to the UK. He completed his anaesthetic training, working, in most of the hospitals of South Wales. During this period he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA). He further pursued advanced level training in Pain Management and received the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA). During this period he also attained a Masters degree in Pain Management (MSc), from Cardiff University, to complement his broad-based clinical experience. He has also attended various world-renowned pain treatment centres, both in the UK and abroad to gain specialised clinical experience.
He has led the development of a South Wales' Network of Acute Pain teams (SwNAP) to raise the standards of inpatient pain management and is currently a council member of the Welsh Pain Society and SwNAP.
He is actively involved in research and has published widely. He was awarded the NISCHR Clinical Research Fellowship in 2014. His main research interests are in understanding the brain mechanisms of pain perception and improving clinical outcomes of various pain therapies. He has presented at national and international scientific meetings and regularly gets invited to talk about pain management to medical students and medical specialists. He is also responsible for the training of junior doctors, in Cwm Taf hospitals, who aim to become pain specialists.
He offers the full range of medicinal, interventional and non-surgical treatments for all painful conditions. He has a special interest and expertise in knee, shoulder and back pain. He also uses motivational interviewing and shared decision making tools to support patients make their own treatment choices.
Areas of interest
Spinal pain ( back pain and neck pain);
Nerve pain and arm pain;
Knee and leg pain;
Complex regional pain syndrome;
Persistent pain after surgery;
Facet joint injection;
Sacroiliac joint injection;
Stellate ganglion blocks;
Trigger point injections;
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- Spire Bristol Hospital Redland Hill Redland BS6 6UT
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics
Royal Glamorgan Hospital & Prince Charles Hospital
NISCHR Clinical Research Fellowship : 2014- 2017
Clinical Senior Lecturership : 2013-ongoing
Main research interests are in
1. Understanding the brain mechanisms of pain perception and
2. Improving clinical outcomes of various pain therapies.
- MBBS Delhi University 1998
- MD Delhi University 2002
- MSc (Pain Management) Cardiff University 2010
- FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 2006
- FFPMRCA Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Pain Society
International Association for the Study of Pain
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Welsh Pain Society
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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.