Dr Vladimir Gorelov

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia

PhD, DESA, FRCA, FFPMRCA


Specialises in

I have been a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia since 2006.

I have also been a visiting Instructor in Anaesthesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2003-2004).

Area of interest: spinal pain syndromes - assessment and anatomical diagnosis: neck pain, back pain, upper and lower limb radicular pain (sciatica), sacroiliac joint pain, coccyx pain.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Vladimir Gorelov at Spire include:

Pain management

Other treatments

• Diagnostic spinal blocks
• Minimally-invasive spinal interventions
• Radiofrequency ablation
• Acute and chronic spinal pain clinic

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Clinical interests

Pain management

Special clinical interests: Complex headaches and facial pain (cervicogenic headache, occipital neuralgia, cluster headache, refractory migraine). Headache and facial pain - cervicogenic headache, occipital neuralgia, migraine, cluster headache Spinal pain syndromes - assessment and anatomical diagnosis: neck pain, back pain, upper and lower limb radicular pain (sciatica), sacroiliac joint pain, coccyx pain Minimally-invasive spinal procedures, radiofrequency denervation/rhizolysis, diagnostic spinal blocks. Rapid assessment, MRI/imaging, treatment

Qualification and professional memberships

PhD / Moscow / 1994
Doctor of Philosophy, Histology of Respiratory Failure

DESA / Moscow / 1997
European Society of Anaesthesiology

FRCA / London / 2000
Royal College of Anaesthetists

FFPMRCA / London / 2007
Faculty of Pain Medicine of Royal College of Anaesthetists


Professional memberships

Royal College of Anaesthetists

Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

International Headache Society

Spine Intervention Society

British Pain Society

BPS Headache Specialist Interest Group

BPS Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist Interest Group

European Society of Anaesthesiology

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland


Professional leadership

Dr Gorelov has been an examiner for the European Diploma in Anaesthesiology since 2007.
Visiting Instructor in Anaethesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 2003-2004
Examiner for European Diploma in Anaesthesiology - Current