Consultant Profile

Dr Victor Mendis

Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Anaesthetics
    • Pain management
  • Pain relief
    Special clinical interests:

    Dr Mendis treats patients with the following types of pain:

    Low back pain
    Head and neck pain
    Acute myofascial pain
    Chronic abdominal pain and pelvic pain
    Complex regional pain syndrome
    Neuropathic pain
    Atypical chest pain
    Chronic headaches
    Persistent post surgical pain
    Facial pain

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant in Pain Management, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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

    British Pain Society
    London Pain Forum
    International Neuromodulation Society
    International Association for the Study of Pain
    Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
    Faculty of Specialists for NAPP Pharmaceuticals (founder member)

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01277 266 766
    Dr Mendis consults at Spire Hartswood Hospitals on Wednesday mornings
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    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) 

    Personal profile:

    I live in Chelmsford and am married with two children. I speak fluent Russian and enjoy swimming. I am involved with the Brentwood Diocese in the capacity of Medical Director to the Annual Pilgrimage of the sick to Lourdes.

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    Dr Victor Mendis

    Dr Victor Mendis, consultant in pain management Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

    For more information or to book an appointment

    To book an appointment with Dr Mendis or any of our specialist consultants call 01277 266 766.

    For other enquiries, including guide prices for investigations and treatment, call 01277 266 761

    Essex Bones and Joints Service

    Dr Mendis is a member of the Essex Bones and Joints Service.

    Visit the Essex Bones and Joints Service website

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