Dr Niraj Gopinath

Consultant Anaesthetist - Pain management


Specialises in

  • Abdominal, pelvic and groin pain
  • Facial pain including trigeminal neuralgia
  • Headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, whiplash, nerve pain, Fibromyalgia
  • Ultrasound guided nerve blocks and radio frequency treatment
  • Dr Gopinath sees adults only

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.


General Medical Council Number: C6030754

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 medication and neural blockade, including nerve block injections and pulsed radio frequency therapy.

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Additional information

Pain management
Pain relief

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

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

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

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


View my recent publications

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia, University Hospitals of Leicester

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.

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Pippa Powley
Private secretary telephone 0116 216 8175
Private secretary email pippa.powley@camaservices.co.uk