Dr Victor Mendis
Consultant in Pain Management
MD, FCARCSI, FRCA, FFPMRCA
I am a consultant in pain management at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private pain treatment in our clean and comfortable private hospital.
I have been a consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust since March 2005. I also hold the post of Regional Advisor to the North Thames Region of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
I place high importance on a full assessment and examination during the first consultation and appropriate investigations in order to make a clinical diagnosis. I value the importance of listening and spending time with patients to allay fears and concerns about their problem.
In my private consultant practice at Spire Hartswood Hospital, I provide a range of interventional pain treatments including: lumbar facet joint injections and radiofrequency denervation/thermoablation, sacroiliac 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.
I trained in London, Sri Lanka and Ukraine, and 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. I came to the UK in 1999 and completed my specialist training at Barts and The London Hospitals, obtaining the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 2005. I have also completed a Fellowship in Pain Medicine.
I sit on various international advisory boards for pain medicine and have been a guest speaker at many international scientific meetings. In addition, I have given press interviews as part of local and international awareness campaigns on chronic low back pain.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Victor Mendis at Spire include:
I treat patients with the following types of pain:
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
British Pain Society
Faculty of Specialists for NAPP Pharmaceuticals (founder member)
International Association for the Study of Pain
International Neuromodulation Society
London Pain Forum
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.