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Dr Amit Kumar

Dr Amit Kumar

Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Management
MBBS, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Amit Kumar at Spire include:

Anaesthetics

Pain management

Other treatments

Medication review for pain control

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Professional profile

I qualified as a doctor from the University of Madras, India in 1989 and followed it by higher specialist training in the UK. I have been working as a Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthetics at Sunderland Royal Hospital from 2005, with the majority of my time spent in managing chronic pain.

I use a balanced approach for chronic pain management with the help of medications and injection procedures where necessary. I acknowledge the multidisciplinary role in restoring physical functioning and work hand in hand with physiotherapists and psychologists.

I have acquired my own practical skills through experience and participating in several international courses to learn from experts in the field. I have a subspecialty interest in neuropathic pain and understand the challenges it poses for effective management. I took a gap year during my training to research into receptor pharmacology at Sunderland University that helps me understand the basic science behind many chronic pain conditions.

The procedures that I specialise for pain management includes cervical and lumbar facet joint injections, radiofrequency denervation of these facet joints, nerve root blocks or transforminal epidural injections, caudal epidural, stellate ganglion blocks, trigger point injections and injections into various joints such as costochondral, sacroiliac, shoulders, knees, ankles.

I attempt to have a clear understanding with the patients that in most cases, the injection interventions will only provide a temporary respite but the break in the pain cycle is an opportunity for them to develop their coping strategies, embrace lifestyle changes and work towards a physical recovery.


Clinical Interests

Anaesthetics
Pain management


Private contact details

Telephone 07971447657
Email amit.kumar@doctors.org.uk
Website http://www.manageyourpain.co.uk/
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of Madras / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD / Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh / 1997
Doctorate in Medicine

FFPMRCA / Royal College of Anaesthetists, London / 2005
Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists


Professional memberships

British Pain Society
International Association for Study of Pain

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Current NHS posts

Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics, Sunderland Royal Hospital

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Personal Profile

I have lived in the North East since my arrival to this country in 1998 and have thoroughly enjoyed integrating into the local community. I love gardening with time and weather permitting. My major hobby is wood-turning and I enjoy making bowls, vases, jewellery, candle stands and decorative pens. You are welcome to view my gallery by visiting my personal website: http://washingtonwoodcrafts.co.uk/ 

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