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- Pain medicine
I'm an Anaesthetic and Pain Medicine Consultant trained in South Yorkshire and Midlands. I have completed Pain Medicine fellowship in Sheffield and obtained Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine of Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA) qualification by the examination in 2015. He also achieved European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine. I developed an interest in research and have completed the PhD. Thesis involving investigation of different approaches of anaesthesia/analgesia for total knee replacement. I mainly practice in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals where I'm a lead for an audit and research in Pain Medicine.
I specialises in pain management including invasive (epidurals, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation) and non-invasive methods of pain treatment. He has a special interest in the treatment of back pain (including discogenic back pain), sciatica, neck pain and knee pain.
Areas of interest
lower back pain; sciatica; neck pain; knee pain; post surgical pain; meralgia paraesthetica, sacro-iliac joint pain; radicular nerve pain, neuropathic pain; chronic pain
- Dr Tom Bndinger: http://www.drtombendinger.com
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
Honorary Lecture in The University of Sheffield
Research interest in Fibromyalgia.
Principal Investigator on Fibromyalgia Survey Score as an independent predictor of success following interventional pain procedures for patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Prospective, single centre, observational cohort study.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Polish - Native or bilingual
Dorsal root ganglion stimulation vs. conventional spinal cord stimulation - efficacy and patient experience of two neurostimulation methods for the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type II. T Bendinger, N Plunkett. Journal of Observational Pain Medicine, 2016, Volume 1, Number 5.
Psychological factors as outcome predictors for spinal cord stimulation. T Bendinger, N Plunkett, D Poole, D Turnbull. Neuromodulation, 2015 Aug;18(6):465-71
Measurement in Pain Medicine. T Bendinger, N Plunkett. British Journal of Anaesthesia Education, 2016; 16(9): 310-315
Pain Relief and Related Outcomes Following Interventional Therapy for Chronic Non-cancer Pain: A Service Evaluation. T Bendinger, S Gupta. Journal of Observational Pain Medicine – Volume 1, Number 4 (2014)
- Medical Doctor Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland 2006
Reference number 6161560
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
International Association for Study of Pain (IASP)
European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Management
Faculty of Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetists
British Pain Society
Royal College of Anaesthetists.
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.