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Best Pain Management Specialists in London, UK

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18 years of experience
Anaesthetics , Spinal Medicine , Sports & Exercise Medicine + 4 more

Important note with regard to the COVID 19 Pandemic:

We understand how it feels to be locked-in during this difficult and stressful time. To support patients we are offering video consultations to all patients at flexible times at short notice and this is authorised by all insurance providers. Our team also offers physiotherapy via video consultations and we are able to offer interventions quickly for 'low risk' patients at safe premises in London. We will risk assess all patients prior to this.

Dr. Ramaswamy is a consultant in Anaesthesia, Pain Management and Neuromodulation at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital and is the clinical lead for in-patient pain managent at Royal London Hospital as well as for the Newham MSK collaboration. He is the Undergraduate and Postgraduate education lead at Bart’s Health and Queen Mary University of London. He also holds a honorary visiting senior lecturer position at the University of Edinburgh. He is a course director for the MSc in Pain management at the University of Edinburgh.

He earned his MD in Anaesthesia (Medal scholar) from one of the premier postgraduate medical educational centres, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

He received further anaesthetic training from The South East Scotland rotation in the UK after which he earned a certificate of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in 2014. He also took an Advanced Pain Fellowship in London, at Imperial Healthcare.

During his work, he involves himself with outpatients as well as inpatients alongside clinics, as well as complex pain ward rounds and various interventions. Dr. Ramaswamy, over the years has gained vast experience in managing different acute pain as well as chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, post-surgical pain, chronic musculoskeletal (such as Fibromyalgia) and neuropathic pain, headache, facial pain, abdomen-pelvic pain, sports injury, whiplash injury and cancer pain.

During the consultation, Dr.Ramaswamy devises a treatment plan centred on the patient's interests and needs. He is a strong advocate of educating the patient about their condition and advices them regarding self-management approaches, which should help patients manage their pain in the longer term. He also offers advice on pain medications and on pain interventions as deemed appropriate. He is part of a larger multidisciplinary team comprising of a wide array of specialists including orthopaedic surgeons and allied specialists such as physiotherapists. He regularly seeks their input to offer the best available expert treatment for his patients.

Through his top-notch intervention skills, he offers simple and complex pain procedures. These include Cervical and Lumbar facet joint/ medial branch injections, Epidural/ root block (all spinal levels including cervical- thoracic and lumbar levels, Radiofrequency treatment to medial branch/ nerve roots (all spinal levels) or peripheral nerves, complex pain interventions such as splanchnic nerve block, Ultrasound-guided interventions (both anaesthetic nerve blocks and complex pain interventions including MSK interventions), Regenerative medicine, Advanced Laser therapies including discectomy and Neuromodulation (including spinal cord stimulation and peripheral neuro-stimulation).

His intervention expertise spans from X-ray guided to ultrasound interventions and for various general as well as an orthopaedic anaesthetic procedures with specific proficiency in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks such as inserting nerve catheters.

Medico-legal expertise:

Dr Ramaswamy has received training in medico-legal report writing and is familiar with Civil procedure protocols including CPR part 35 and PD 35 protocol. He has experience in writing reports and can provide detailed insights into causality, prognosis, assessing capacity to work understanding specific roles, assess ability to function and also comment on prospect of achieving pain relief. He can offer medicolegal appointments at short notice and produce a report with a quick turn around time. He sees patients for personaly injury claims and criminal negligence claims.

He has expertise in preparing reports for a variety of conditions including (but not limited to)-

·       Personal injury

·       Road traffic accidents and injuries

·       Whiplash injury

·       Head, neck and spinal injuries

·       Musculoskeletal disorders

·       Soft tissue and muscular injuries

·       Sports injuries

·       Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

·       Work related and industrial injury

·       Anaesthetic related injury and complications

For medico-legal enquiries and bookings:

Consultation sites: Multiple clinic sites across central and east London and Kent

Secretary: Julie Summers-Frost



Telephone: 01603 418594

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Expert in: Pain Management
Recommended by 1 specialist
28 years of experience

Dr Deane Halfpenny is a consultant in Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine, who has a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge with particular areas of expertise including; non-surgical management of spinal pain and injury, myofascial pain syndromes, sports injury, CRPS and neuropathic pain.

Having graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, Dr Halfpenny completed his specialist training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He took training posts as a lecturer and advanced pain trainee and was awarded the FFPMRCA. He took up a consultant post in 2001 and established multidisciplinary services in the management of pain both within the NHS and private sector.

Dr Halfpenny works closely with multi-professional colleagues both within the private sector and other leading medical institutions. These include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, cognitive psychologists and personal trainers. His approach is to understand the mechanisms behind pain and the effect on individuals. He provides patients with personal programmes that address lifestyle, exercise and techniques aimed at pain reduction in a holistic manner.

Dr Halfpenny is also a keen sportsperson, having competed as a gymnast at a national level in South Africa. This enables him to have an invaluable insight into the management of pain in both the professional and amateur sporting arena.

Dr Halfpenny works closely with a number of sports physicians and has helped numerous leading sportsmen and women return to competitive sport at international levels. He is also clinical lead for the London Orthopaedic Clinic and is directly involved in governance and Care Quality Commission roles. He has continued to provide innovation to his clinical practice having established regular multidisciplinary pain clinics in addition to providing cutting edge interventional therapies including the use of orthobiologicals (PRP and stem cell treatments).

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Expert in: Pain Management

Dr Mowafak Abdelghani is the founder and lead physician at Piccadilly Medical. He is also the Clinical Lead for Chronic Pain Services at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Trafford General Hospital and Altrincham General Hospital and a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

In the last few years Dr Abdelghani became interested in TMS as a new treatment modality for different Chronic Pain conditions. He attended the Pulses TMS training course that was run by the Clinical TMS Society in London in February 2018. Dr Abdelghani is a member of the Clinical TMS Society.

His undergraduate and initial postgraduate training in medicine and anaesthesia was undertaken at one of the largest and most historic teaching hospitals, Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. One of the youngest graduates in the history of his medical school, Dr Abdelghani showed distinction at the very onset of his medical career. In 2002 he was awarded a Master of Science in Anaesthetics from what is still regarded today as one of Egypt’s gold standard medical schools.

These early years of medical training exposed Dr Abdelghani to a wide range of medical pathology but more importantly instilled the virtues of diversity, multi-ethnicity and culture into his everyday clinical practice. Well revered amongst his colleagues and just as likely to be remembered by his patients for both his clinical acumen and skill, as well as his empathic understanding and comforting consultation manner, Dr Abdelghani was soon achieving excellent results empowered by his will to bring Central Manchester Foundation Trust to the forefront of Pain Medicine.

After graduating from Medical School in Cairo, Egypt and completing his Masters of Science and a four year training rotation in Ain-Shams University, Cairo he Relocated to the UK where he rotated in Training posts around North Wales, Mersey and Surrey. He joined the Northwest Training Rotation as a Specialist Trainee and completed the five year training Program. His last year of training was spent at the Imperial school in London, specifically in the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where he completed his Advanced Pain training in a twelve-month program.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine by examination. He has published chapters on multiple topics of Pain Medicine in 2 books published in the UK and the USA. He has a well-established interest and role in post-graduate education and healthcare management. He chairs the North West Pain Group, which holds regular monthly meetings for Pain Medicine Consultants in the North West Region.


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Expert in: Pain Management
Recommended by 2 specialists
19 years of experience
Spinal Medicine

Dr Thomas trained in at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital. He then undertook both Medical and Anaesthetic training in East London, he was accepted to the Imperial School of Anaesthesia in 2004 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2009.

In 2010 he sub-specialised in Pain Medicine Training in the North Thames region and was invited to be a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2012.

In 2013 Dr Thomas was appointed as a Pain Medicine Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. 

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Expert in: Pain Management
Recommended by 2 specialists
19 years of experience
Neuromodulation , Spinal Medicine

Dr Nikolic has graduated medicine in 1992 and has been working as a Consultant in Pain Medicine since 2006. He works both privately and on the NHS at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals. 

He covers a wide range of interests, including spintal pain management, myofascial pain syndromes, neuromodulation/spinal cord stimulation, complex regional pain syndromes, headaches and neuropathic pain. 

Dr Nikolic provides treatments that are tailored for every patient and rely on a holistic approach including interventional pain management, analgesia optimisation and comprehensive rehabilitation and psychological support when appropriate. He is currently working closely with a team of specialists who are experts in their fields (physiotherapists, osteopaths, vocational rehabilitation specialists/occupational therapists and clinical psychologists).

Dr Nikolic believes that it is highly important to provide a service of the highest clinical standard that is firmly founded on the principles of evidence-based medicine. He is regularly involved in teaching and research in order to keep his professional knowledge and skills up to date.



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Expert in: Holistic Therapy
13 years of experience
Functional Medicine , Mental Health , Lifestyle Medicine + 4 more

Dr Anna Forbes is a UK-trained medical doctor specialising in Integrative Medicine. This is an increasingly popular approach that combines the best of Conventional Medicine and Natural Medicine. Addressing the root cause of illness, using a drug-free treatment approach, allows us to support the body to return to a healthy balanced state. Disease is almost always related to toxicity issues, nutritional deficiencies and/or psycho-emotional factors.

Dr. Forbes qualified in 2006 and left NHS work in 2011. She has trained extensively since 2008 in different types of Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Mind-Body Medicine, Nutrition, Functional Medicine, Intravenous Nutrient Therapy, Plasmolifting and Scenar therapy. She also practises Bio-chemical Individualism, which uses a scientific approach to body typing, providing personalised diet and supplement protocols according to body type. The body type that we have determines our disease susceptibility. Different body types lack certain enzymes that require specific combinations of food groups and enzyme supplementation.

Dr. Forbes works with all chronic (long-term) disease using an Integrative and Functional Medicine approach to assessment and treatment. Typically her patients have either hit a brick wall within the conventional medicine framework, are looking for a drug-free approach to treatment or simply want improved outcomes by using a combination of conventional and Integrative Medicine. She works with an expert team of natural therapists alongside cutting edge technology and devices, providing a fully comprehensive health service.





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Expert in: Anaesthetics
23 years of experience
Pain Management

Dr Bela Vadodaria is a consultant anaesthetist at Hillingdon hospital with a special interest in the management of chronic pain. Dr Vadodaria believes in a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, using a patient-specific ethos. She uses both interventional and non-interventional techniques. She combines medicine, acupuncture, TENS, physiotherapy and low-level laser therapy with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy techniques in order to ensure the best approach. She offers a wide variety of treatments to patients dependent on the condition, including nerve blocks and botox for headache, steroid injection and selective nerve root block for whiplash and neck/arm/shoulder pain.

Dr Vadodaria obtained her medical qualification in Mumbai in 1985 and underwent training in Anaesthesia in India. In 1996, she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Anaesthetists of Ireland. It was during her specialist training as an Anesthetist that Dr Vadodaria developed a particular interest in the management of patients with chronic pain.

Her academic research interests include management of post-operative pain and the management of chronic pain. She has had research published on the topic of pain management in the peer-reviewed literature.

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What is a Pain Management Specialist?

Pain management specialists treat pain using a variety of methods such as tablets, injections and patches.

When to see a Pain Management Specialist?

You may need to consult a pain management specialist if you suffer from chronic pain in any region of the body. Conditions such as arthritis, cancer, pain, back and neck pain, headache and neuropathic pain may be referred to the pain team when regular painkillers have not worked.

What procedures can you find at a Pain Management clinic?