- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Pain medicine
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Dow qualified as a doctor from The University of Birmingham Medical School in 1996. He trained in anaesthesia and pain management in Portsmouth, Southampton, Salisbury and Vancouver, Canada. He was awarded his certificate of completion of training as a medical consultant in 2008 and gained his consultant position at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Dr Dow spent 17 years as a Royal Navy Medical Officer during which he worked worldwide as a ships doctor and later as a trauma anaesthetist and pain specialist in war zones in the Middle East. He retired from the Royal Navy as a Surgeon Commander in 2011.
Dr Dow lives and works in Guildford and has a fifteen year old son.
Dr Dow sub-specialised in Pain Management while training in Portsmouth and Southampton in 2007 and 2008 becoming a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2008. He treats all types of chronic pain with particular interests in back pain, neuropathic pain and interventional pain management / injection therapies.
Dr Dow is an NHS consultant at The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust in Guildford. He also provides NHS services at Medwyn Pain Clinic based at Medwyn Surgery and at Dorking Hospital. He provides private pain management services at Nuffield Hospital in Guildford and at Ashtead Hospital near Leatherhead.
For more detailed information please visit website: www.surreypainsolutions.co.uk
Areas of interest
Interventional Pain Management;
Steroid injections for pain relief;
Radiofrequency lesioning for pain relief;
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome;
Shingles pain - post-herpetic neuralgia;
- Fran Raindle
- Surrey Pain Solutions / Dr W Dow Ltd Nuffield Hospital Stirling Road Guildford GU2 7RF
- 01483 378165
- 07552 034573
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management. Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford.
Dr Dow's has research interests in Pain Management and Airway Management. He has published and lectured internationally in these areas.
Sailing, fishing, music and theatre, travelling
Courses offered to GPs
I am keen to offer meetings and seminars to all GPs in Surrey on all areas of pain management
Data for last 5 years of practice:
Readmission rates 0%
Mortality rate 0%
Postoperative infection rates 0%
Patient satisfaction - invariably positive.
No complaints in last 5 years.
See patient testimonials from last 5 years on website www.surreypainsolutions.co.uk
- Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 2004
- Batchelor of Medicine Batchelor of Surgery, MB ChB University of Birmingham 1996
- Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetists, FFPMRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 2008
Reference number 4285843
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Training, GMC , 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
British Pain Society
Medical Protection Society
- Ashtead Hospital, KT21 2SB
- 07:30 - 12:00
- 01372 221400
- Nuffield Hospital Guildford
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 01483 378165
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Surrey Pain Solutions - Medical Secretary Francis Raindle 07552034573
Nuffield Hospital Guildford 01483 555800 / 378165
Ashtead Hospital 01372 237000
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)
Epidural injection (lumbar) - (5-50)
Epidural injection (caudal) - (5-50)
Intramuscular injection(s) with x-ray control (e.g. piriformis block) - (5-50)
Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus +/- Image guidance (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
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