Dr Victor Mendis is a consultant in pain management at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private pain treatment in our clean and comfortable private hospital.
Dr Mendis has been a consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust since March 2005. He also holds the post of Regional Advisor to the North Thames Region of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Mendis places high importance on a full assessment and examination during the first consultation and appropriate investigations in order to make a clinical diagnosis. He values the importance of listening and spending time with patients to allay fears and concerns about their problem.
In his private consultant practice at Spire Hartswood Hospital, Dr Mendis provides a range of interventional pain treatments, including:
- Lumbar facet joint injections and radiofrequency denervation/thermoablation
- Sacro-iliac joint injections and joint denervation
- Epidural steroid injections
- Dorsal root ganglion block
- Peripheral nerve block
- Intravenous guanethidine block
- Stellate ganglion block
- Lumbar sympathectomy
- Trigger point injections
Dr Mendis trained in London, Sri Lanka and the Ukraine. He graduated from the Vinnitsa Medical Academy in Ukraine in 1990 and then spent time working in The University Hospital in Colombo and obtained an MD in Anaesthesia in 1998. He came to the UK in 1999 and completed his specialist training at Barts and The London Hospitals, obtaining the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 2005. He has also completed a Fellowship in Pain Medicine.
Dr Mendis sits on various international advisory boards for pain medicine and has been a guest speaker at many international scientific meetings. In addition, Dr Mendis has given press interviews as part of local and international awareness campaigns on chronic low back pain.
Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA)
Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FCARCSI)
Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA)