- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Pain medicine
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a consultant in pain medicine and anaesthetics. After finishing my medical degree from India, I moved to Ireland and completed my anaesthetic training over there. Following this I undertook fellowships in pain medicine in Ireland and England and obtained excellent training in this sub-speciality. I have been awarded the Fellowship in Anaesthesia and Diploma in Pain Medicine from the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland and its Faculty of Pain Medicine respectively.
I have led and been involved in many research projects and published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. I regularly attend conferences and workshops to keep myself updated on the last advances in the field of pain medicine. I teache pain medicine trainees and medical students and have been a faculty member on courses. I am responsible for training of junior doctors at the University Hospital of Wales.
I work in the NHS as Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics at University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital Llandough. I treat patients with various types of chronic pain conditions and has a special interest in spinal pain, neuropathic (nerve) pain, headache, migraine (Botox for migraine) and cancer pain. I manage patients holistically and follow the biopsychosocial model of pain management.
In the private sector I work at Nuffield Health, Cardiff and Vale Hospitals.
Areas of interest
Back pain; Pelvic Pain; Neck pain; Whiplash; Sciatica; Sports injuries; Piriformis syndrome; Diabetic neuropathy; Neuropathic pain (nerve pain); post-shingles pain, medication/radiation pain; Migraine; Occipital neuralgia; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; Cancer pain; Phantom pain/post amputation pain; Fibromyalgia; Chronic pain after surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff
Radiofrequency denervation study
Nerve block for hip surgery study
Complex regional pain article
Successful management of SUNCT syndrome
Dorsal root ganglion stimulator complications article
Epidural analgesia and airway changes article
Lumbar plexus block for hip pain article
Music, cricket, badminton
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
Publications in peer reviewed journals o the topics mentioned in the research section.
Co-author in Revision Notes in Pain Medicine
- Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (FCARCSI) College of Anaesthetists of Ireland 2009
- Diploma in Pain Medicine, College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (DPMCAI) College of Anaesthetists of Ireland 2013
- Doctor of Medicine Barkatullah University 2002
Reference number 6096920
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medical Council - Anaesthesia , 2015
Affiliations / memberships
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
British Pain Society (BPS)
Welsh Pain Society (WPS)
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Radiofrequency (including pulsed denervation), cryoprobe or phenol for permanent lesion of named peripheral nerve +/- image guidance - (1-5)
Epidural injection (caudal) - (1-5)
Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus +/- Image guidance (as sole procedure) - (1-5)