Consultant Profile

Dr Tacson Fernandez

Name:
Dr Tacson Fernandez MBBS, FCARCSI, FFPMCAI, FIPP
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
Specialties:
  • Anaesthetics
    • Pain management
  • Pain relief
    Special clinical interests:

    As a pain management specialist, Dr Fernandez’s areas of interest include:

    Neuromodulation in Neuropathic pain
    Cognitive Behavioural Modelling
    Management of persistent neuropathic pain states
    Peripheral Nerve Injury Pain
    Persistent Lower back pain
    Cervicogenic pain and cervical radiculopathy
    Complex regional Pain Syndrome
    Phantom limb pain
    Persistent post surgical pain

    As an anaesthetist, Dr Fernandez’s areas of interest include:


    Regional anaesthesia
    Orthopaedic/trauma anaesthesia
    Anaesthesia for complex spine surgery
    Regional anaesthesia for shoulder and upper limb surgery

    Research interests:

    Early management of lumbar radiculopathy
    Cognitive behavioural modelling
    Neuromodulation for neuropathic pain
    Peripheral nerve stimulators for Peripheral Nerve Injury assc Neuropathic pain

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Stanmore

    Year of first medical qualification:
    1996
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    General Medical Council (UK)
    Medical Defence Union
    British Medical Association
    College of Anaesthetists Ireland
    Faculty of Pain Medicine
    British Pain Society
    World Institute of Pain
    International Association for the Study of Pain
    Neuromodulation Society of the UK & Ireland

     
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    020 8901 5555
    Private secretary:
    Sarah Marson
    Private secretary telephone number:
    020 7042 1878
    Private secretary fax:
    0845 556 1223
    Private secretary email address:
    Availability:
    Monday afternoon
     
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Tacson Fernandez is a consultant in pain medicine and anaesthesia at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, one of London’s leading hospitals in the management of musculo-skeletal disorders. He specialises in interventional chronic pain management, balancing it with a multidimensional model including cognitive, behavioural, pharmacological, interventional and rehabilitative strategies.

    Dr Fernandez's interests in interventional pain management include a wide range of interventional therapies including but not limited to facet joint injections/epidurals in the cervical, lumbar and thoracic areas, rhizolysis/radiofrequency denervation, pulsed radiofrequency procedures, dorsal root ganglion blocks, selective nerve blockade, peripheral electrical stimulation strategies, spinal cord stimulators, peripheral nerve stimulators, sympathetic plexus blocks, stellate ganglion blocks and a range of peripheral nerve block techniques to help manage pain.

    Dr Fernandez has a range of pharmacological management options for nociceptive, neuropathic and mixed nociceptive-neuropathic pain states including opioid management strategies. He has been an invited speaker on cognitive approaches in pain management both nationally and internationally, and believes in active application of these techniques in his daily practice. Dr Fernandez has also authored the chapter on post-operative pain management in Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care (Springer, USA, 2012).

    Personal profile:

    Dr Fernandez is an avid sportsperson having played baseball at national and international levels, and he also enjoys playing tennis. Dr Fernandez holds qualifications in acupuncture, reiki and yoga. His philosophy is one of a multidimensional, multimodal approach to promote complete management of the individual, thereby improving quality of life.

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