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Pain Management
Recommended by 10 specialists
30 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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Pain Management
Recommended by 4 specialists
22 years of experience
Spinal Medicine

Dr Thomas, Consultant in Pain Medicine, is currently based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He is specialised in the treatment of pain when surgery is contraindicated in circumstances like spinal injury, joint and back injury, slipped discs, and medical advice after acute injury.

He began his medical training at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital. He then went on advanced training in medicine and anaesthesia in East London, being accepted in 2004 to the Imperial School of Anaesthesia. He was then awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2009. He continues to be a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine. 

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Pain Management
Recommended by 2 specialists
23 years of experience
Anaesthetics, Neuromodulation, Regenerative Medicine + 2 more

Dr Ramaswamy is a consultant in Anaesthesia, Pain Management, and Neuromodulation at St. Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital, where he is also the clinical lead for in-patient pain management. Dr Ramaswamy has extensive experience managing acute and chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, post-surgical pain, chronic musculoskeletal (such as Fibromyalgia), neuropathic pain, headache, facial pain, abdomen-pelvic pain, sports injury, whiplash injury, and cancer pain.

He provides simple and complex pain procedures including cervical and lumbar facet joint/medial branch injections, epidural/root block, radiofrequency treatment of medial branches/nerve roots (all spinal levels) or peripheral nerves, and splanchnic nerve stimulation. His intervention experience ranges from X-ray guided to ultrasound interventions and for a variety of general and orthopaedic anaesthetic procedures, with particular expertise in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks such as nerve catheter insertion.

 Dr. Ramaswamy develops a treatment plan based on a patient's individual needs and preferences. He believes in educating patients about their condition and advising them on self-management techniques that patients can use long-term. He also provides advice on pain medications and pain interventions as needed. Dr Ramaswamy works closely with a multi-disciplinary team including orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists to provide his patients with the best treatment available.

Dr Ramaswamy received his MD in Anaesthesia (Medal Scholar) from PGIMER, India before earning his certificate of Specialist Training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in the UK. He then went on to complete an Advanced Pain Fellowship at Imperial Healthcare in London. Dr Ramaswamy has also trained in medicolegal report writing and is familiar with civil procedure protocols such as CPR Part 35 and the PD 35 protocol. He has report writing experience and can provide detailed insights into causality, prognosis, assessing capacity to work, understanding specific roles, assessing ability to function, and commenting on the prospect of achieving pain relief. He can provide medicolegal appointments at short notice and produce a report in a timely manner. He sees patients for personal injury and criminal negligence claims.

Dr Ramaswamy has an interest in medical education and is the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education Lead at Queen Mary University of London and Bart's Health. He is also an honorary visiting senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and the course director of the MSc in Pain Management.

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Pain Management
Recommended by 4 specialists
32 years of experience
Pain Medicine, Neuromodulation, Regenerative Medicine

Dr Lieberman is a Consultant in Pain Medicine who offers face-to-face consultation in London or Manchester or remote assessment through Zoom or Teams. He is passionate about all aspects of digital healthcare: his website is and many of his reviews can be found on

Dr Lieberman has expertise in a range of areas including the following:

  • RF denervation (Facet Joints, Sacro Iliac joint, shoulder (suprascapular nerve))
  • Scar Pain Management
  • RF denervation scar pain
  • Stellate ganglion blockade
  • Headache management
  • Capsaicin applications
  • Lidocaine infusions
  • Management of refractory angina
  • ACNES Injections
  • Whiplash management
  • Caudal epidural injections
  • Mirror therapy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Management

He regularly treats chronic non-malignant pain conditions (including the prescription of medical cannabis), complex regional pain syndrome, neuropathic pain, and chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain. He has a particular interest in the management of fibromyalgia, which he treats using a combination of education, pharmacological therapies, and health coaching.

Dr Lieberman qualified in 1990 from The London Hospital Medical College. He gained his fellowship from the Royal College of Anaesthesia in 1996 before subspecialising in Pain Medicine and spending a year as a Chronic Pain Fellow at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He was appointed as a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Wythenshawe Hospital in 2001.

Dr Lieberman has more than 18 years of experience working as a medico-legal expert in pain medicine and is able to advise and report on all types of chronic pain conditions with a current instruction ratio of 50:50 defendant/claimant.

Outside of work, Dr Lieberman enjoys gardening and golf. He has completed 3 Etape de Tours and is now a Zwifter.

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Pain Management
Recommended by 1 specialist
30 years of experience
Pain Medicine

Dr Fariborz Neirami is Consultant in Pain Medicine and Clinical Lead in Pain at King's College Hospital. He also holds consultations and offers treatments at a number of private hospitals and clinics, including: The Sloane Hospital, Chelsfield Park Hospital, Harley Street Specialist Hospital and Sevenoaks Medical Centre.

Dr Neirami's clinical aim is to reduce pain and increase the function and quality of life of his patients. He sees patients suffering from neck, shoulder, back and pelvic pain as well as headaches and cancer pain. He has special interests in the treatment and management of spinal pain.

Dr Neirami completed his medical degree at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran in 1992. He specialised in pain medicine and became board certified in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in 1995 by Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He later obtained his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Anaesthetics from St George's School of Anaesthesia.

He completed a postgraduate fellowship programme in Canada and is a Fellow of both the College of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

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Pain Management
Recommended by 1 specialist
32 years of experience

Dr Deane Halfpenny, Consultant in Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine, works in clinics throughout London including the Princess Grace Hospital, London Orthopaedic Clinic, King Edward’s VII Hospital, and OneWelbeck. He is highly experienced in the management of spinal pain and injury, myofascial pain syndromes, sports injury, CRPS and neuropathic pain.

Dr Halfpenny began his medical education in South Africa, graduating from the University of Witwatersrand before moving to the UK. In the UK he began his specialist training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He then took up posts as a Lecturer and Advanced Pain Trainee, before being awarded the FFPMRCA. He enhances his ability to help patients within his current work by working with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, cognitive psychologists, and personal trainers. He works alongside several sports physicians and has assisted high-profile athletes to return from injury or pain back to their competitive sport at an international level.

Dr Halfpenny is currently the Clinical Lead for the London Orthopaedic Clinic and assists in governance and Care Quality Commission roles. He is also a keen athlete himself which enables him to bring empathy and invaluable insight into sports injury and rehabilitation. 

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Pain Management
Recommended by 1 specialist
29 years of experience
Spinal Medicine

Dr Joseph Azzopardi, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Aesthetician, currently works within the Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust and sees patients privately in several London-based clinics. He has a wealth of experience in a wide range of pain and anaesthesia concerns including difficult airway anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, and performing anaesthesia in the developing world. He is also keenly interested in interventional pain management, neuromodulation, and cancer pain management.

Dr Azzopardi began his medical education abroad in Malta, graduating in 1993 before moving to the UK to undergo specialist training in anaesthetic and pain medicine. He underwent specialist training in Dublin and London, and in 2000 became a visiting fellow in Regional Anaesthesia in Uppsala, Sweden. He further developed his knowledge and skillset in Australia by undergoing 2 years of advanced specialist training in Pain Medicine in Sydney and Adelaide. He was then awarded 2 international fellowships: Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Foundation Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He has since been made a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. In his current role, he commits a significant amount of his time to the management of cancer pain, establishing the Multidisciplinary Integrated Cancer Pain Services at Guys and St.Thomas' hospitals.

Dr Azzopardi also works as a medico-legal expert, providing specialist reports and providing statements for courts. He also continues to contribute to medical education, he is currently a member of the London Deanery Pain Training Advisory Group Committee and has previously been the Educational Supervisor for Advanced Pain Training in Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital. He also assists in the education of medical students, teaching at a post-graduate level, medical simulation and is a clinical supervisor for higher specialist training in Pain Medicine.

Dr Azzopardi also contributes to humanitarian efforts, holding the position of Lead anaesthetist on numerous charity missions in Ethiopia with Facing Africa and Project Harar.

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Recommended by 1 specialist
25 years of experience
Pain Management

Dr Basil Almahdi, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, currently works at the Whittington Hospital and sees patients privately in several London-based clinics. He is highly experienced in the treatment and management of spinal and degenerative diseases, sciatica and bone metastases, and palliative treatments for cancer pain and neuropathic pain. He is highly competent in performing minimally invasive procedures for degenerative spinal diseases.

Dr Almahdi qualified in 1997 and was awarded a fellowship in Pain Management at University College Hospital in the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Following this, he further developed his skills at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and The Pain Management Centre in UCLH as a Locum Consultant. During this period, he gained invaluable experience in managing complicated spinal pain problems.

Dr Almahdi is an active member of the research community, and lectures at conferences in Pain and Anaesthesia field around the world. He is also fully fluent in both English and Arabic. 

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25 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.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Botox injections
  • Caudal Epidural Injection
  • Cervical Epidural
  • Intravenous Infusions
  • Localised nerve blocks
  • Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Qutenza Patch Treatment
  • Radiofrequency Denervations And Pulsed Radiofrequency To Nerves
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sphenopalatine ganglion block
  • Spinal Injections For Pain
  • Steroid injections
  • Stellate ganglion blocks 
  • Trigger Point Injections with steroid and Botox
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Spinal Pain
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17 years of experience
Pain Management, Neuromodulation

Dr. Stefano Palmisani is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation, with many years of experience in the treatment and management of pain, including minimally invasive spinal interventions. He sees private patients at the London Clinic and the Harley Street Specialist Hospital.

Dr. Palmisani is earned his primary medical qualification at the University of Rome La Sapienza, after which he undertook his specialist training in Anesthesia at Sant Andrea University Hospital. He then completed his higher training at the Valencia General Hospital, Spain, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, where he gained knowledge and expertise in pain medicine.

Upon completion of his training, he was appointed Consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital in 2011 and has since joined one of the busiest neuromodulation teams in the UK. He is responsible for establishing and developing the current endoscopic pain interventions service at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, which includes endoscopic rhizolysis, facet joints, and sacroiliac joints. Dr. Palmisani works within a multidisciplinary team that manages patients with complex facial and head conditions, including headaches and facial pains, in addition to co-leading the neuromodulation clinic for functional urology, male pelvic pain, and bladder pain.

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