Dr Gaurav Chhabra
Consultant Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
MBBS, FRCA, FFPMRCA
"Bristol Spire Hospital has a dedicated and highly experienced team that aims to treat and look after patients, providing them with high standards of clinical care."
I am a consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia working at the Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust. I earned my medical degree from Bangalore Medical College, India and went through a rigorous training programme in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine at some of the very reputable centres in the UK. Following completion of training(CCT), I pursued a post CCT fellowship in neuromodulation at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
I am a Fellow by exam of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMRCA) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA), London, UK. I am a faculty tutor and the Regional Advisor for Pain Medicine in the Severn Region of Southwest UK. I am also an examiner for the European Diploma of Pain Medicine exam conducted by the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain therapy. Alongside these responsibilities I am also a member of Neuromodulation society of UK and Ireland.
I have extensive experience in the multidisciplinary management of common pain conditions such as back and neck pain including whiplash injuries, knee pain, CRPS, pelvic pain, pain in the coccyx, abdominal pain, head and face pain and a variety of other musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain problems.
I provide a holistic, personalised, bio-psychosocial approach to persistent pain treat and performs interventional procedures when necessary.
I am skilled in various interventional pain management techniques such as epidurals, medial branch blocks and facet joint injections, nerve root blocks, radiofrequency denervation procedures in neck and back, and sacroiliac joint injections. I am also skilled in trigger point injections, ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks and Botox injections for chronic migraine.
I have a sub-specialty interest in Spinal Cord Stimulation. This is a therapy used for managing neuropathic pain conditions such as failed back surgery (Post laminectomy syndrome) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Gaurav Chhabra at Spire include:
I am a Consultant in Pain management with a subspecialist interest in:
FFPMRCA / Faculty of Pain Medicine, The Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK / 2016
Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK
FFPRMCA is an Exit level qualification obtained following intensive and rigorous training in Pain Medicine.
I devote 45 minutes of my time every alternate day to pursue Yoga, an exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing. On alternate days, I keep fit by brisk walking, followed by some routine exercises.
I enjoy travelling, both at home and abroad, visiting different places, and have a keen interest in understanding different cultures and lifestyles.
I also enjoy reading, walking and eating out/socialising with family. Friends are regularly welcomed and enjoyed.