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Dr Joseph Azzopardi is a Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital. Graduating from the University of Malta in 1993, he received anaesthetic and pain training in Dublin and London. In 2000, he was a visiting fellow in Regional Anaesthesia in Uppsala, Sweden. Subsequently in 2002 to 2004, he acquired advanced specialist training in Pain Medicine in Sydney and Adelaide where he developed his interests in interventional pain management, neuromodulation and cancer pain.
Dr Azzopardi is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists UK.He was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2004. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.Dr Azzopardi treats patients with degenerative spine disease, back and neck pain, arm pain and sciatica. He dedicates a significant part of his clinical time managing Cancer Pain and has been actively involved with the development of Multidisciplinary Integrated Cancer Pain Services at Guys and St.Thomas’ Foundation Trust. He also contributes to the Acute Pain Service in Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital.
His Pain Medicine interests include Interventional Pain Management, Advanced Radiofrequency Ablation Pain Therapies and Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation & Neuro-axial Drug Delivery).Dr Azzopardi also provides Medico-Legal specialist reports and accepts instructions for defendant and claimant personal injury. He has a keen interest in Medical Education and sits on the London Deanery Pain Training Advisory Group Committee. He has until recently been the Educational Supervisor for Advanced Pain Training in Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital.His Anaesthetic interests include Difficult Airway Anaesthesia, Regional Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia in the Developing World. He has been the Lead anaesthetist on numerous charity missions in Ethiopia with Facing Africa and Project Harar.
Areas of interest
Pain management; Palliative care
Current NHS consultant posts held
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Reference number 4750794
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)
Radiofrequency (including pulsed denervation), cryoprobe or phenol for permanent lesion of major nerve trunk - (5-50)
Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus - (5-50)
Medial Branch Block (under x-ray control) - 5 to 6 levels - (5-50)
Epidural injection (lumbar) - (5-50)
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