Dr Giancarlo Camilleri: Anaesthetics
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Dr Giancarlo Camilleri

Anaesthetics

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Specialises in

  • Pain medicine

About me

Dr Giancarlo Camilleri
Consultant in Pain Management


Current appointments:

- MSK Lead for Spine Services & Consultant in Chronic Pain Management Ashford & St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust
www.surreyimsk.com/chronic-pain-services/

- Private Pain Consultant with Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic
www.surreyorthopaedicclinic.com

- BMI Runnymede & Woking Nuffield Private Hospitals

- Committee member of the Acute Pain Specialist Interest Group; British Pain Society


Qualifications:

Qualified from University of Bristol Medical School and completed Specialist Pain Management Training in London and South East England.
Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine; Royal College of Anaesthetists


Specialist Practice includes the management of:

- Back pain
- Sciatica
- Lumbar Spondylosis
- Disc problems
- Facet Joint Pain
- Arthritic back and neck pain
- Neck pain
- Cervicogenic headache
- Cervical spondylosis;
- Degeneration or wear and tear of the spine
- Arthritic knee pain


Expertise:

Chronic pain, in particular back pain, is an extremely problematic and complicated area of Medicine, affecting large numbers of the population.
Navigating the research and recommendations often leaves patients (and even many doctors) very uncertain as to the correct course of action to take or recommend.
Each patient I see is carefully assessed with time given to allow a full understanding of that patient's symptoms.
Relevant investigations, such as MRIs, may form a part of the initial assessment and will be explained in a manner that allows each patient to understand the cause of their pain and all available treatment options.
In order to offer a full range of treatment options I work in close collaboration with other Specialist Consultants such as Spine Surgeons; Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Rheumatologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physiotherapists.

As well as providing a multifaceted approach to various pain conditions, I offer expertise in the latest ablative (destruction) techniques of nerve fibres that carry the sensation of pain, to reduce the burden of pain arising from the Spine (low back & neck) and knees. These procedures are minimally invasive and are performed as a day case procedure.

Other procedures that I provide include:

- Spinal injections
- Facet Joint injections to the neck and lumbar spine
- Medial Branch injections
- Radiofrequency Denervation (also called radiofrequency ablation, radiofrequency neurotomy or facet rhizolysis) to the back and neck.
- Sacro-iliac joint injection and denervation
- Knee (genicular nerve) denervation
- Epidural injections for sciatica
- Targeted nerve root injections for sciatica
- Muscle steroid/cortisone injections
- Botox injections for persistent muscle pain


Useful Resources:

- Information about medial branch blocks and denervations: http://www.paininstitute.org/binary/org/SJM_PSP_83//Medial%20Branch%20Blocks%20and%20Radiofrequency%20Denervation.pdf

- Medial Branch Block Video:
http://www.spine-health.com/video/medial-branch-block-video

- Sacro-iliac Joint Injection Video:
http://www.spine-health.com/video/sacroiliac-joint-steroid-injection-video

- Lumbar Radiofrequency Denervation Video:
http://www.spine-health.com/video/lumbar-radiofrequency-neurotomy-video

- Cervical Radiofrequency Denervation Video:
http://www.spine-health.com/video/cervical-facet-radiofrequency-neurotomy-video

- Epidural Steroid injection Video:
http://www.spine-health.com/video/epidural-steroid-injections-back-pain-and-leg-pain-video

- Targeted Nerve Root Injection Video
http://www.spine-health.com/video/cervical-selective-nerve-root-block-video

Areas of interest

Pain Management; Back pain; Sciatica ;Lumbar Spondylosis; Disc problems; Facet Joint Pain; Arthritic back and neck pain; Neck pain; Cervicogenic headache; Cervical spondylosis; Degeneration or wear and tear of the spine; Arthritic knee pain; Spine Injections

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Procedures completed

  • A5730

    Facet or sacroiliac joint (RF) radiofrequency thermocoagulation, cryoprobe or phenol (including rhizolysis under image guidance) - 4 to 6 joints. - (5-50)

  • A5290

    Transforaminal epidural - (5-50)

  • A5760

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 3 to 4 levels - (1-5)

  • A5770

    Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 5 to 6 levels - (1-5)

  • A5210

    Epidural injection (lumbar) - (1-5)

  • X3770

    Intramuscular injection with x-ray control (e.g. piriformis block) - (1-5)

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