Dr Simon Tordoff
Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia
MB ChB, FRCA, FIPP
I graduated from Cape Town Medical School in 1980. I worked in South Africa for seven years before moving to the United Kingdom where I specialised in Anaesthesia and Pain Management. I was appointed as a Consultant in Northampton in 1993. In 2001 I moved to Leicester.
I work at the Spire Leicester Hospital and on the NHS in the Spinal Unit of the Royal Derby Hospital. I treat patients with all types of chronic pain problems. My treatments involve medications and nerve block injections, coupled with complementary and physical therapies.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Simon Tordoff at Spire include:
The conditions I treat include:
Spire Leicester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBChB / Cape Town Medical School, South Africa / 1980
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
DA SA / South Africa / 1985
Diploma of Anaesthesia
FRCA / United Kingdom / 1989
Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthesia
FIPP / World Institute of Pain / 2002
Fellowship in Interventional Pain Procedures
FFPMRCA / United Kingdom / 2007
Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, University Hospitals of Leicester Trust
Consultant in Pain Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital
I worked as a cartoonist on a daily newspaper before going to University. My father told me to get a proper job, so I went off to Medical School. I still draw on occasions when I get the time. I enjoy gardening and breeding chickens. My sporting interests have reduced to watching rugby and cricket. I support the Leicester Tigers, but still shout for South Africa when they play England!