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Dr Giancarlo Camilleri

Anaesthetics

 

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  • Pain medicine

About me

Dr Giancarlo Camilleri
Consultant in Pain Management

I am a Consultant Pain Management Specialist with expertise in all aspects of chronic and acute pain including the management of back pain, neck pain, chronic spinal pain, sciatica sacro-iliac joint pain or dysfunction, myofascial pain, chronic knee pain and chronic hip pain.

I qualified from University Bristol Medical School before going on to complete further Specialist Pain Management Training in London and completed my anaesthetics and chronic pain training in Oxford, Brighton and London. I am also a committee member of the Acute Pain Specialist Interest Group; a member of the British Pain Society and Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.

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 lower back, neck and knees. These procedures are minimally invasive and are performed as a day case procedure.

Current appointments:
Consultant in Chronic Pain Management at Ashford and St. Peter’s NHS Trust
Consultant Pain services at Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic (BMI Runnymede, Woking Nuffield)
Committee member of the Acute Pain Specialist Interest Group; British Pain Society
Get It Right First Time (GIRFT) Clinical Lead at Ashford & St Peter’s Foundation NHS Trust
MSK Lead for Spine Services & Consultant in Chronic Pain Management Ashford & St Peter's NHS Foundation Trust - www.surreyimsk.com/chronic-pain-services/

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
Additional Interests:
Anaesthetics
Health Informatics
Pre-hospital Care Medicine
Pharmaceutical Medicine
Hobbies:
Kitesurfing
Cooking

Areas of interest

Pain management; radiofrequency ablation; ablative techniques of nerve fibres; spine Injections; hip denervation; pulsed radiofrequency; nerve blocks; knee joint injections; shoulder joint injections; hip joint injections.

Back pain; sciatica; lumbar spondylosis; disc prolapse; disc degeneration; facet joint pain; facet joint arthritis; tear or rupture in disc substance; disc herniation; skeletal irregularities; scoliosis (curvature of the spine); compression fractures of the vertebra; arthritic back and neck pain; neck pain; cervicogenic headache; cervical spondylosis; degeneration or wear and tear of the spine; arthritic knee pain; hip arthritis; chronic shoulder pain; chronic pelvic pain; chronic urological pain; chronic headaches; chronic abdominal pain; leg pain; chronic post-surgical pain; neuropathic pain; chronic headaches; complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); chronic post trauma pain; post herpetic neuralgia; facial pain, abdominal pain, scrotal pain; trapped nerves.

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

  • A5730

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

  • A5210

    Epidural injection (lumbar) - (1-5)

  • A5720

    Facet or sacroiliac joint (RF) radiofrequency thermocoagulation, cryoprobe or phenol (including rhizolysis under image guidance) - up to 3 joints - (1-5)

  • A5790

    Sacroiliac joint injection under image guidance (and bilateral) - (1-5)

  • S5240

    Two or more injections into subcutaneous tissue / painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

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