Dr  Bhavesh  Raithatha

Dr Bhavesh Raithatha

Consultant in Pain management and Anaesthesia


Specialises in

  • Pain management
  • Knee and hip pain injections
  • Neuralgia (nerve pain) treatment

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

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.

My clinical experience includes the assessment of over 1,000 patients in the outpatient clinic and over 500 interventional treatment (injections) each year.

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).

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.


General Medical Council Number: C7017316

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Bhavesh Raithatha at Spire include:

Pain management

Other treatments

  • Botulinum toxin injections for chronic migraines
  • 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

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Additional information

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

Professional memberships

General Medical Council

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Faculty of Pain Medicine

The Resuscitation Council

Professional leadership

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

University Hospitals of Leicester.

Loros Hospice Leicester .

Website http://www.bhaveshraithatha.co.uk
Private secretary Suzanne Lee (working hours are Tuesday-Friday)
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3656
Private secretary email suzanne.lee@spirehealthcare.com