Dr Niraj Gopinath

Dr Niraj Gopinath

Consultant Anaesthetist - Pain management
MBBS, MD FRCA, FFPMRCA

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Niraj Gopinath at Spire include:

Pain management

Other treatments

In addition to a full medical assessment, I offer the following treatments: medication and neural blockade, including nerve block injections and pulsed radio frequency therapy.

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Professional profile

My practice at Spire Leicester Hospital mirrors my NHS practice, where I lead the Multidisciplinary Facial Pain Clinic at Leicester Hospitals. My main focus is on chronic abdominal pain, facial pain and headache.

I treat Abdominal Pain including abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS), anterior cutaneous entrapment syndrome (ACNES), visceral abdominal pain syndrome (VAPS) and abdominal migraine.

I have a special clinical interest in Headaches including Migraine, Occipital Neuralgia, Cluster Headache and Tension Type Headache.

Facial Pain conditions I treat include Trigeminal Neuralgia, Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain (TNP), and Temporomandibular Joint Pain.

I also have an interest in sacroiliac joint pain, coccygeal pain, post-surgical pain including hernia pain, facet joint pain and shoulder joint pain. Nerve pain (Neuropathic pain) including post amputation phantom pain, Shingles (post herpetic neuropathy) and diabetic neuropathy. I also manage Fibromyalgia, Spinal stenosis and Whiplash induced pain.

I am involved in Clinical Research in Pain Medicine. I lead the Clinical Research Unit in Pain Medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester. I am also involved in teaching and hold the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester.

Clinical Interests

Pain management
Pain relief

Special Clinical Interests: Abdominal pain, headaches and facial pain.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Kerala University, India / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science

MD Anaesthesia / Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) / 2000
Doctor of Medicine

Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists / Royal College of Anaesthetists, London / 2005
FRCA

FFPMRCA / London / 2010
Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetists


Professional memberships

The World Institute of Pain
The Royal College of Anaesthetists

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Current NHS posts

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia, University Hospitals of Leicester.

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Research and Publication

My current research includes abdominal myofascial pain syndrome, headaches and trigeminal neuropathic pain.


Articles

View my recent publications

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Personal Profile

I love spending time with my family and I enjoy gardening.

I am involved in charitable work and am a Trustee in a UK based Charitable Trust (Anugraham Charitable Trust). The Trust is involved in education, healthcare and emergency relief work.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Pippa Powley
Private secretary telephone 0116 216 8175
Private secretary email pippa.powley@gmail.com