Dr Deepak Ravindran MD FRCA FFPMRCA FIPP
Consultant Pain Specialist
Berkshire Pain Clinic
The Berkshire Pain Clinic is guided by Dr Ravindran’s philosophy of patient care. He firmly believes that pain disorders should be treated as early as possible, with the appropriate use of multidisciplinary techniques. His clinic offers a comprehensive service, starting with expert diagnosis and followed up by medical treatment that is complemented by good support from specialists in physiotherapy and psychology.
Dr Ravindran brings a very high level of training and experience to the important task of patient care. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, and a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Prior to taking up his current Consultant’s post, Dr Ravindran studied for his advanced fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and University College London. Before this he trained as a Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia in the Oxford region.
Dr Ravindran completed his early medical training at one of India’s most prestigious teaching hospitals, the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research. He also completed his MD from the same institute in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care.
Today, his areas of special clinical expertise include treatment of neck and back pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and cancer pain. Along with utilising a full complement of pharmacological treatments for pain, Dr. Ravindran also performs a variety of interventional procedures such as epidural, facet and sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency lesioning, and sympathetic and peripheral nerve blocks guided by X-ray and ultrasound.
Dr Ravindran stays up to date with latest developments in his field, as a Member of the British Pain Society, the World Institute of Pain and the British institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Above all, Dr Ravindran is keenly interested in promoting high quality pain education to his patients and other health care professionals. He has presented at various conferences both in the UK and in Europe and has spoken on various pain management topics to Healthcare professionals (GPs, Nurses, medical students, junior doctors).