Dr Benjamin Thomas

Dr Benjamin Thomas

MBBS FRCA FFPMRCA

Pain Management

Recommended by  
2 specialists

19 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Dr Thomas is very pleasant and professional. He took the time to listen at great depth about my issue, and actioned an MRI scan immediately during the same visit, saving me another trip into the clinic. My results were back the next day, and he scheduled a phone call on the same day, rather than me having to wait a week for my follow up appointment to receive the results. I will be highly recommending him.“
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4726029
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £150-300

    Follow-up appointment: £150-200

    Practices worked at

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    20 reviews

    Fortius Clinic City

    75 King William Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4N 7BE
    16 reviews

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (Private)

    369 Fulham Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW10 9NH
    30 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    64 reviews

    About

    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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    Medical procedures

     

    • Spinal Injections
    • Joint and back injections
    • Sciatica
    • Back & Neck pain
    • Paediatric cases
    • Medicolegal opinions
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    Special interests

    • Pain Medicine
    • Spinal conditions
    • Spinal Injections
    • Joint and back injections
    • Sciatica
    • Back & Neck pain
    • Paediatric cases
    • Medicolegal opinions
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    Education

    • MBBS
    • FRCA
    • FFPMRCA
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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Thomas is very pleasant and professional. He took the time to listen at great depth about my issue, and actioned an MRI scan immediately during the same visit, saving me another trip into the clinic. My results were back the next day, and he scheduled a phone call on the same day, rather than me having to wait a week for my follow up appointment to receive the results. I will be highly recommending him.

    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    11-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Super knowledgeable and friendly

    Patient seen for:
    Lower Back Pain
    07-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    What can I say probably one of the nicest most down to earth doctors I have ever had the pleasure of meetint. He listens and is flexible with options and treatments. He totally respects your decisions to decline or alter treatment offered which is refreshing. He works with you to get the best outcome possible for you. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great Dr who has his patients interests at heart . Thank you Dr Benjamin Thomas 😊

    Patient seen for:
    Back and hip problems
    30-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I have nothing but praise for Dr Ben Thomas. He is a thoughtful, professional and caring physician. A few weeks ago I was in a terrible mess, having had revision hip surgery which appeared to have gone wrong. I was on high doses of opiates, confined to bed and in a wasted condition. My mental state had deteriorated also. Because of the lockdown imposed to control Covid 19 transmission, I was not receiving the medical attention I needed. But as soon as I was referred to Ben by one of his colleagues, he took a keen interest in my case. He worked tirelessly with me to boost my morale, to determine the origins of my pain and to address them as speedily as possible. Ultimately he identified that I had multiple complications contributing to the problem, including slipped discs in my lumbar spine which he treated with spinal injections. I have subsequently made a strong recovery. None of this would have been possible without Ben’s strenuous efforts to treat me in spite of the limitations created by the pandemic and without the empathy and understanding he showed me when I was at my lowest ebb. He is a truly wonderful doctor.

    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    17-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I felt at ease in going for my treatment from start to finish.

    16-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent assessment of my son’s situation, good explanation based at his level and very approachable. Helpful with how we might manage this logistically.

    Patient seen for:
    Epidural injection
    16-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Treatment went very smoothly was very successful

    Patient seen for:
    Caudal Epidural Injection
    09-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Thomas has been, and continues to be a first class practitioner, but more importantly he is approachable, is prepared to listen, does what he says he is going to do in relation to communication, and gives a fair assessment of what he regards as the root of the problem. We like him very much and have every confidence in him and his prognosis.

    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    04-04-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    My consultation was during Coronavirus outbreak and was conducted on the phone (we had some trouble with Skype). This was still highly effective. Dr Thomas hugely prepared and speaks clearly in non medical and easily understood terms. When doing a phone consultation, it helps if you also have prepared your own questions in advance. In my case, the phone consultation With Dr Thomas was as effective as being in person and lasted around the same time (around 40 mins). We left with a clear plan and I would have no hesitation doing this again.

    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain
    19-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Thomas is an amazing man who clearly cares for his patients. Going the extra mile certainly made me feel welcome and as ease.

    09-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Friendly , clear explanation of my conditon and the procedure . It has helped me a lot, and would really recommend Dr Thomas to others.

    05-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Put my mind at rest and explained my condition clearly.I would definitely contact him when needed and highly recommend him to others.

    05-03-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Thomas has been outstanding in helping my early mother cope with chronic back pain. He has helped manage the pain over the past 3/4 years and referred her to take part in a trial for a spinal stimulator which has been a great success which has reduced her pain by over 50%. Dr Thomas goes over and above expectations and always makes the time for his patients.

    06-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr. Thomas is a great listener and patiently tolerated my account of two years of pain, diagnosed in Spain as Polymyalgia. I needed to learn if it was a natural, age-related development, or whether the symptoms were misleading and caused by a specific virus or bacteria. Dozens of tests (for lyme disease, paratyphoid and so on) proved inconclusive, and in the end he frankly stated that he "could go on doing tests for as long as the money lasted" (!), but he thought the tests were exhaustive enough and the returns on subsequent tests would probably not be worth the expense. I appreciated his honesty and humour, and I left London a happier person for having at least received confirmation and validation of the Spanish doctors' diagnoses.

    Patient seen for:
    Polymyalgia
    15-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Best doctor i ever had

    15-01-2020

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Pain Management

    Dr Rachel Byng-Maddick
    Dr Rachel Byng-Maddick
    Rheumatology

    26-06-2020

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Spinal Pain
    For procedures: Facet Joint Injection
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Simon Eccles
    Mr Simon Eccles
    Plastic Surgery

    26-06-2020

    I have known and worked with Dr Ben Thomas for many years. He is an excellent colleague and pain specialist, very holistic in his management, and has helped many patients to deal with chronic pain. He takes great care with his patients and is very well respected in his field

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Pain Medicine
    Connection: Is a colleague

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