Dr Bhavesh Raithatha
Consultant in Pain management and Anaesthesia
MBChB, FRCA, FFPMRCA
I treat a variety of conditions and my practice at the Spire Leicester Hospital will include performing targeted ultrasound-guided, fluoroscopy (X-ray) guided and intravenous lignocaine therapies. I am proficient in using ultrasound, treating a variety of different conditions, abdominal myofascial pain, pelvic pain, shoulder, elbow, hand pain, hip, knee and ankle pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), occipital headaches, migraines, back pain, and other targeted nerve injections. The use of ultrasound improves the accuracy and effectiveness of the interventions and also reduces the risk of complications.
Back pain, facet joint, sacroiliac joint, spinal stenosis and coccxydynia can be managed with directed fluoroscopy-guided injections. Abdominal pain or pelvic pain are managed with a variety of strategies; directed sympathetic nerve blocks including splanchnic, lumbar sympathetic and ganglion of impar nerve blocks are among a number of techniques I can employ.
I graduated in 2008 from the University of Manchester, followed by training in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Birmingham and Leicester. I then underwent prestigious fellowships lasting one year each in the UK and Brisbane, Australia. I work full time at the University Hospitals of Leicester as a Consultant with a specialist interest in musculoskeletal, abdominal, chest, neck, cancer pain and widespread pain disorders (ie fibromyalgia).
My clinical experience includes the assessment of over 1000 patients in the outpatient clinic and over 500 interventional treatment (injections) each year.
I have been appointed as the Regional Advisor for the East Midlands Deanery for Pain medicine. I also Chair pain management for the chronic pancreatitis multidisciplinary team. I have an honorary contract with the LOROS hospice in Leicester and perform a variety of pain management strategies to improve the quality of life for palliative care patients. My aim is to provide an improvement in pain whilst maintaining a holistic approach to their condition.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Bhavesh Raithatha at Spire include:
Cancer related pain
Cervicogenic pain injections (whiplash injuries)
Ganglion of impar nerve injection
Knee and Hip pain injections
Lumbar sympathetic nerve block`
Neuropathic pain – Complex regional pain syndrome, pain from amputations
Sacroiliac Joint injection
Splanchnic nerve block
Ultrasound guided directed nerve injections
Ultrasound guided trigger point injections
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Leicester Hospital.
MBChB / University of Manchester / 2008
Bachelor of Medicine
FRCA / The Royal College of Anaesthetists / 2015
Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
FFPMRCA / The Royal College of Anaesthetists / 2018
Postgraduate qualification in Pain Medicine
Regional adviser for the East Midlands deanery for Pain Medicine
Cancer Pain lead at the LOROS hospice
Lead role in pain management for Chronic Pancreatitis