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Dr Nicholas Fraser

Dr Nicholas Fraser

The Orth Team (Bupa Accredited Consultant Group)

Anaesthetics 04197849

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Overview
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Pain medicine

About me

I Qualified as a Doctor in 1995, and completed Specialty training as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in 2007.
My NHS base is in Stockport where I work full time as an NHS Consultant.
I have worked in the private sector since 2008 and have developed close links with Neuroscience. I am an affiliate member of OrthTeam, where I participate in fortnightly meetings of the Spinal Multi Disciplinary Team which involves Neurosurgery, Radiology, MSK medicine and Pain medicine Consultants. This is the only private Spinal MDT in the North West, and allows us all the opportunity to discuss spinal cases in confidence to ensure best practice.

I work closely with Professor King, Mr Leach, Mr Leggate, Mr Rutherford, Mr Gnanalingham, Mr Saxena.

Areas of interest

Spinal Pain; Most of practice is Spinal related pain, and I have considerable experience in injection based treatments for pain and sciatica.
Procedures include epidural steroid injections for trapped nerves (sciatica / brachalgia) and radiofrequency denervation procedures for sacro-iliac, low back and neck pain. These procedures can be very effective.

Other procedures: include suprascapular nerve denervations, which can be helpful for patients who wish to avoid surgery. I have close links to the Orthopaedic Shoulder surgeons at the Alex and the OTC.

The use of medicines to help control pain is changing a lot, especially in persistent (long term) pain conditions where certain types of drugs are being used much less (Opioids). I follow this evidence based approach and can review pain medications accordingly. Please bring along your prescription.
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Procedures completed

  • A5790

    Sacroiliac joint injection under image guidance (and bilateral) - (5-50)

  • A7300

    Radiofrequency (including pulsed denervation), cryoprobe or phenol for permanent lesion of named peripheral nerve +/- image guidance - (5-50)

  • A5210

    Epidural injection (lumbar) - (1-5)

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - unilateral - (1-5)

  • A7352

    Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus +/- Image guidance (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

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