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- Pain medicine
Dr Tordoff trained in Cape Town, South Africa and graduated in 1980. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1987 and he was appointed as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in 1993. He initially worked in Northampton before moving to Leicester in 2001. Dr Tordoff is based at the Leicester General Hospital. He has just retired from the NHS pain clinic and LOROS, where he treated pain from cancer in patients but is still clinically active in these areas at the private hopsital.
Dr Tordoff's clinical interests involve the management of patients with persistent (chronic) pain, including back and neck pain, joint and muscle pain, neuropathic pain, and pain following trauma. He has a special interest in patients with cancer-related pain.
His treatment includes medications, complementary and physical therapies and nerve blocks which include ablations of nerves with radio-frequency (microwave).
Areas of interest
Persistant or chronic pain of the neck and back; Cancer pain; Pain management in general; Lower lumbar back pain; Chronic regional pain syndromes; Abdominal pain; Neuropathic pain; Pancreatic pain; Chronic muscle and joint pain; Osteoarthritis; Headaches and occipital pain; Post herpetic neuralgia; Trigeminal neuralgia, sciatica, radicular pain, facetal pain, sacro-illiac joint pain, testicular pain, hernia pain, fybromyalgia,
Current NHS consultant posts held
Dr Tordoff is semi-retired from the NHS but still works at The University Hospitals of Leicester as a Consultant anaesthetist.
Dr Tordoff worked as a cartoonist on a newspaper before going to University. His father told him to get a proper job, so he studied medicine. He still draws when he gets time. He keeps chickens and enjoys watching rugby. Dr Tordoff is an avid Tigers supporter but still shouts for South Africa when they play England.
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Dr Tordoff has been involved with a great deal of reasearch in the area of chronic pain and anaesthetics. A google search of his name should yield these
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Tordoff is willing to talk to groups of GPs and nurses about his role in chronic pain.
Dr Tordoffs work is carried out on an outpatient basis, so readmission/mortality rates are not applicable.
Reference number 2884350
- Spire Leicester Hospital, LE2 2FF
- 13:30 - 17:00
- 0116 265 3685
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)
Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 5 to 6 levels - (5-50)
Facet or sacroiliac joint (RF) radiofrequency thermocoagulation, cryoprobe or phenol (including rhizolysis under image guidance) - 4 to 6 joints. - (5-50)
Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus - (5-50)
Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 3 to 4 levels - (1-5)
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