Dr Mahmoud Alkholany

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia

MBBCh, MSc, FRCA, EDIC, FFPMRCA, PGCERT Med Edu


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I am a consultant in pain medicine and Anaesthesia at Liverpool University Hospitals. I'm privileged to have gained training and experience across three different health care systems.

In pain medicine, I adopt a holistic approach aimed at improving the quality of life and regaining the functionality of my patients. Within that approach, I applied interventional procedures and pharmacologic management as indicated hand in hand with the help of physiotherapy and pain psychology whenever indicated to achieve optimum outcomes for my patients and help them to regain the quality of life they are aspiring to. I also adopted trauma informed care for my patients whenever there is an element of psychologic trauma as part of the chronic pain disorder.

I qualified in 2005 from a prestigious medical school in Egypt at Ain Shams University. I then finished the residency program in Anaesthesia, Critical care and Pain medicine and gained a Master of science in Anaesthesia. After that, I was appointed as a teaching assistant in the University.

I moved to Saudi Arabia in 2011 where I worked for 2 years between the independent sector and King Abdul-Aziz University in Jeddah. I moved to the UK in 2013 where I carried on further training at Newcastle University Hospitals until I moved to Manchester in 2015 where I worked as a senior clinical fellow at Manchester University Hospitals and then joined the national training program. During my training, I was privileged to receive pain training between prestigious institutes in the Northwest region of England at Manchester University Hospitals, Lancashire teaching Hospitals, Salford Royal Hospital, and the Walton centre.

I gained a fellowship from the royal college of Anaesthetists FRCA, a European diploma in intensive care EDIC, and a fellowship from the faculty of pain medicine FFPMRCA. I also gained a postgraduate certificate in medical education from Edge Hill University as part of my interest in supporting undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mahmoud Alkholany at Spire include:

Pain management

Other treatments

  • Chronic headache: ultrasound-guided occipital nerve block, pulsed RF and anti-wrinkle injection
  • Cluneal nerve entrapment syndrome: ultrasound-guided cluneal nerve injection
  • Combined X-ray/US-guided diagnostic hip articular branch block
  • Greater trochanteric syndrome: ultrasound-guided trochanteric bursa injection
  • Lower back pain: X-ray guided cervical facet joint injection and sacroiliac joint injection
  • Management of sacroiliac joint pain and facetogenic pain
  • Piriformis syndrome: ultrasound-guided piriformis injection with anti-wrinkle injection
  • Radiofrequency denervation of shoulder, knee, low back and hip for joint pain
  • Refractory angina: ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block
  • Shoulder pain: nerve injection, ultrasound-guided shoulder joint hydrodilation, AC joint injection, subacromial injection, suprascapular and axillary nerve block and pulsed RF
  • Steroid injection for radicular pain
  • Ultrasound-guided trigger point injection
  • X-ray guided diagnostic knee genicular branch block, lateral branch sacroiliac joint, lumbar medial branch facet joint block
  • X-ray guided sympathetic (coeliac, lumbar, hypogastric, ganglion of impar) block, RF denervation and neurolysis for cancer pain, chronic ischaemia, chronic abdominal and pelvic pain

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Additional information

Musculoskeletal pain arising from large joints (hips, knees, shoulders, and spine), neuropathic pain disorders, fibromyalgia, CFS, ME, headache and facial pain disorders, cancer pain, major surgery, airway, ENT, max fax, regional anaesthesia, orthopaedics, and plastic surgery.

MBBCh / AinShams University, Cairo, Egypt / 2005
Bachelor degree in Medicine and General Surgery

MSc / AinShams University, Cairo, Egypt / 2010
Masters of Science in Anaesthesia

FRCA / Royal College of Anaesthetists, England / 2016
Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

EDIC / European Society of Intensive Care, Germany / 2017
European Diploma in Intensive Care

FFPMRCA / Faculty of Pain Medicine, England / 2021
Fellowship of Faculty of Pain Medicine

PGCERT Med Edu / Edge Hill University, England / 2021
Postgraduate certificate in Medical Education


Professional memberships

The Royal College of Anaesthetists

Faculty of Pain Medicine, England

American Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine

Association of Anaesthetists

Difficult Airway Society


Professional leadership

Lead for Year 4 undergraduate medical education at Royal Liverpool and Broad Green Hospitals

Liverpool University Hospitals 

Private secretary Emma Massoules
Private secretary telephone 0161 949 9089
Private secretary email emma@precisionpa.co.uk