Consultant Profile

Dr Amit Kumar

Dr Amit Kumar MB BS, FRCA
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • Anaesthetics
    Research interests:

    Cellular receptors

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Management, Sunderland Royal Hospital

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

    Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCA)
    International Association For The Study Of Pain (IASP)
    British Pain Society

    Financial interests/shares:

    Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

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    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Kumar has worked in anaesthetics since 1998 undergoing a fully structured training in the UK. He currently hold sa substantive consultant post at Sunderland Royal Hospital, devoting equal time to general anaesthetics and chronic pain management.

    He has a balanced approach towards chronic pain conditions with regards to the use of medication, interventional procedures, supplementary therapy and multidisciplinary involvement.

    As a pain specialist, he frequently undertakes the following procedures in chronic pain: Peripheral nerve blocks followed by pulsed radiofrequency to the affected nerves; lumbar and cervical facet joint injections; radiofrequency thermal ablation of medial nerve branch to produce facet joint denervation; epidural steroid injections; stellate ganglion blocks; lumbar sympathectomy.

    He spent a year in 2002 - 2003 researching into cellular receptors that may have a role in explaining some chronic pain conditions. The outcome was well appreciated by the Anaesthetic Research Committee.

    Personal profile:

    Dr Kumar's main interests outside work is indulging in DIY projects. He also likes 'Information Technology' and enjoys keeping himself up to date.

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    Dr Amit Kumar

    Dr Amit Kumar Anaesthetics Consultant, Washington, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, private hospital specialist.

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