Dr Farrah Ayob

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia


Specialises in

I have practiced Medicine for 12 years. My special interest within Anaesthesia is Pain Medicine. I trained in various London Hospitals in Advanced Pain Fellowship, Royal Marsden Hospital specifically for treating cancer related pain conditions as well as in Toronto. I specialised in ultrasound and X-ray guided interventional procedures for various pain related conditions.

I offer treatments including nerve block injections, radiofrequency ablation procedures, Racz catheter neurolysis, botox injections for migraines and chemotherapy induced neuropathies. I also deal with complex pain issues, including medication management, widespread pain, central pain and acute pain management. I work with multi-disciplinary team for delivering holistic.

To date I have performed over 1,200 pain interventions, including over 200 radiofrequency rhizotomies and pulsed neurostimulation procedures, 400 epidural injections, botox therapies for chemotherapy induced neuropathies and over 400 central plexus and nerve blocks.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Farrah Ayob at Spire include:

Pain management

Other treatments

  • Acute and chronic back pain
  • Botox for migraine
  • Cancer related pain
  • Catheter guided epidural neurolysis
  • Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
  • CRPS
  • Facet joint arthropathies
  • Facet joint medial branch block
  • Facet joint radiofrequency denervation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint injection with cortisone or hyaluronic acid
  • Joint pain
  • Migraine
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve root injection
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Post-stroke pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Qutenza therapy for painful neuropathies.
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint radiofrequency denervation’s
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal conditions in Athletes
  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Spinal pain
  • Spinal stenosis neurogenic pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Transformational epidurals
  • Visceral abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Whiplash injury pain

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Additional information

MBBS / Kings College London / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Degree for Medical Physicians

Professional memberships

International Association of the Study of Pain

Faculty of Pain Medicine of Royal College of Anesthesia

British Pain Society

I contribute as an editorial or scientific journal reviewer for pain scientific journals (Cureus).


Preoperative Smoking Cessation as Part of Surgical Prehabilitation. Dong An, Farrah Ayob, Wesley Rajaleelan, J Wong. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia. 66(4), pp 476–479, Jan 2019.

Pre-operative Biomarkers and Imaging tests to predict Post-operative Delirium: a Systematic Review. Farrah Ayob, Enoch Lam, George Ho, Frances Chung, Hossam El-Beheiry, Jean Wong. BMC Anesthesiology (2019) 19: 25.

Do Caudal Blocks cause complications post hypospadias surgery? Farrah Ayob, Richard Arnold. Editorial: Anaesthesia 2016. 71: 759-63.

Whipp Cross Hospital, Barts NHS Trust

I enjoy health and fitness including swimming, road cycling, yoga and nutrition.

Email paincare.enquiries@gmail.com
Private secretary Paula Sumptio or Beatriz Hernandez
Private secretary telephone 07727270287
Private secretary email p.sumption@hotmail.com