- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Pain medicine
I treat a variety of conditions and my practice will be performing targeted ultrasound-guided, fluoroscopy (X-ray) guided and intravenous lignocaine therapies. I am proficient in using ultrasound, treating a variety of different conditions, abdominal myofascial pain, pelvic pain, shoulder, elbow, hand pain, hip, knee and ankle pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), occipital headaches, migraines, back pain, and other targeted nerve injections. The use of ultrasound improves the accuracy and effectiveness of the interventions and also reduces the risk of complications.
Back pain, facet joint, sacroiliac joint, spinal stenosis and coccxydynia can be managed with directed fluoroscopy-guided injections. Abdominal pain or pelvic pain are managed with a variety of strategies; directed sympathetic nerve blocks including splanchnic, lumbar sympathetic and ganglion of impar nerve blocks are among a number of techniques I can employ.
I graduated in 2008 from the University of Manchester; followed by training in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Birmingham and Leicester. I then underwent prestigious fellowships lasting 1 year each in the UK and Brisbane, Australia. I work full time at the University Hospitals of Leicester as a Consultant with a specialist interest in musculoskeletal, abdominal, chest, neck, cancer pain and widespread pain disorders (i.e. fibromyalgia).
I have been appointed as the Regional Advisor for the East Midlands Deanery for Pain medicine. I also Chair pain management for the Chronic pancreatitis multidisciplinary team. I have an honorary contract with the LOROS hospice in Leicester and perform a variety of pain management strategies to improve the quality of life for palliative care patient’s. My aim is to provide an improvement in pain whilst maintaining a holistic approach to their condition.
Areas of interest
Adult patients, Chronic pain management, Epidural injections, Facet joint injections, Injection treatment for chronic migraine, Joint pain treatment (joint injections), Neuralgia (nerve pain) treatment, Pain management, Pain management injections for back and facet joints, Ultrasound guided trigger point injections, Ultrasound guided directed nerve injections, Knee and Hip pain injections, Sacroiliac Joint injection, Splanchnic nerve block, Lumbar sympathetic nerve block, Ganglion of impar nerve injection, Cervicogenic pain injections (whiplash injuries), Cancer related pain, Neuropathic pain, Complex regional pain syndrome, pain from amputations
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia, University Hospitals of Leicester
Consultant Cancer Pain lead, Honorary Contract at the LOROS Hospice
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Conversational
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MBChB University of Manchester 2018
- FRCA The Royal College of Anaesthetists 2015
- FFPMRCA The Faculty of Pain Medicine, The Royal College of Anaesthetists 2018
- Fellowship in Pain Medicine University hospitals of Leicester 2018
- Fellowship in Pain Medicine Queensland Hospital, Brisbane 2019
Reference number 7017316
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- RCOA The Royal College of Anaesthetists 2022
- Faculty of Pain Medicine The Faculty of Pain Medicine, The Royal College of Anaesthetists 2022
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC , 2018
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council
The Royal College of Anaesthetists
The Faculty of Pain
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.
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All patients when discharged from the Spire or the Nuffield hospital will be provided with contact details if there are any issues following discharge.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus +/- Image guidance (as sole procedure) - (1-5)