Dr Niraj Gopinath
Consultant Anaesthetist - Pain management
MBBS, MD FRCA, FFPMRCA
My practice at Spire Leicester Hospital mirrors my NHS practice, where I lead the Multidisciplinary Facial Pain Clinic at Leicester Hospitals. My main focus is on chronic abdominal pain, facial pain and headache.
I treat abdominal pain including abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS), anterior cutaneous entrapment syndrome (ACNES), visceral abdominal pain syndrome (VAPS) and abdominal migraine.
I have a special clinical interest in headaches including Migraine, Occipital Neuralgia, Cluster Headache and Tension Type Headache.
Facial Pain conditions I treat include Trigeminal Neuralgia, Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain (TNP), and Temporomandibular joint pain.
I also have an interest in sacroiliac joint pain, coccygeal pain, post-surgical pain including hernia pain, facet joint pain and shoulder joint pain. Nerve pain (Neuropathic pain) including post amputation phantom pain, Shingles (post herpetic neuropathy) and diabetic neuropathy. I also manage Fibromyalgia, Spinal stenosis and Whiplash induced pain.
I am involved in Clinical Research in Pain Medicine. I lead the Clinical Research Unit in Pain Medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester. I am also involved in teaching and hold the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Niraj Gopinath at Spire include:
In addition to a full medical assessment, I offer medication and neural blockade, including nerve block injections and pulsed radio frequency therapy.
MBBS / Kerala University, India / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science
MD Anaesthesia / Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) / 2000
Doctor of Medicine
Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists / Royal College of Anaesthetists, London / 2005
FFPMRCA / London / 2010
Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetists
I love spending time with my family and I enjoy gardening.
I am involved in charitable work and am a Trustee in a UK based Charitable Trust (Anugraham Charitable Trust). The Trust is involved in education, healthcare and emergency relief work.