Prof Neeraj Saxena

Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthetics
MBBS, MD, MSc (Pain Management), FRCA, FFPMRCA

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Prof Neeraj Saxena at Spire include:

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Professional profile

After graduating in medicine (MBBS), I completed my postgraduate training in anaesthesia and pain management (MD) from a premier centre of Delhi University before moving to the UK. I completed my anaesthetic training, working, in most of the hospitals of South Wales. During this period I was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA). I further pursued advanced level training in Pain Management and received the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA). During this period I also attained a Masters degree in Pain Management (MSc), from Cardiff University, to complement my broad-based clinical experience. I have also attended various world-renowned pain treatment centres, both in the UK and abroad to gain specialised clinical experience.

I am currently a consultant in pain management and anaesthetics, at Cwm Taf University hospitals. I am also the clinical lead for inpatient pain management. I have led the development of a South Wales' Network of Acute Pain teams (SwNAP) to raise the standards of inpatient pain management and am currently a council member of the Welsh Pain Society and SwNAP.

I am actively involved in research and have published widely. I was awarded the NISCHR Clinical Research Fellowship in 2014. My main research interests are in understanding the brain mechanisms of pain perception and improving clinical outcomes of various pain therapies. I have presented at national and international scientific meetings and regularly get invited to talk about pain management to medical students and medical specialists. I am also responsible for the training of junior doctors, in Cwm Taf hospitals, who aim to become pain specialists.

I offer the full range of medicinal, interventional and non-surgical treatments for all painful conditions. I have a special interest and expertise in knee, shoulder and back pain. I use motivational interviewing and shared decision making tools to support patients make their own treatment choices.

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Private secretary Ms Amy Kettlewell
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Anathetists
British Pain Society
Welsh Pain Society
International Association for the Study on Pain
British Medical Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthetics, Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospital

Senior Lecturer in Neurosciences, Cardiff University

Clinical Lead for Inpatient Pain Management, Cwm Taf University Health Board

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Personal Profile

I am a keen cricketer and play league cricket (weather permitting) for a Cardiff club. I also enjoy tennis and badminton. I am a keen photographer and have travelled widely (always with a DSLR strapped around my neck).

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