Name: Dr Ranganathan Iyer
Consultant Pain and MSK Medicine
Role: Partner Berkshire Pain Clinic
Qualifications: MBBS, FFARCSI
Retired (NHS and Army) Pain Consultant
Dr Iyer has over 38 years of experience in acute and chronic pain management. He was the clinical lead for pain medicine and Clinical Director for Anaesthetics, Intensive Care, Theatre Services and Pain Management Care at the Heatherwood and Wexham Park NHS trust before retirement from the NHS. Prior to joining the NHS, he was commissioned in the British Army as Consultant for Anaesthetics and Resuscitation with special interest in Pain Management. He firmly believes that pain conditions should be treated as early as possible, with the appropriate use of multidisciplinary techniques to improve patient quality of life. His clinic offers a comprehensive service, starting with expert diagnosis and followed up by high quality medical treatment that is complemented by good support from specialists in physiotherapy and psychology. He is trauma informed and follows an upstream approach to medicine. He has authored a chapter on Post Surgery Pain Syndromes in Textbook of Surgery
He also does Medico-legal Reporting on Pain issues especially in Whiplash and CRPS cases
Epidurals into neck, upper and lower back
Facet joint injections
Nerve blocks including coeliac and gastric plexus blocks
Diagnostic back injections
Sacroiliac joint injections
Radiofrequency Denervation of coeliac plexus and splanchnic nerves, cervical and lumbar facets and sacroiliac joints
Peripheral joint injections (shoulder, knee, hip, elbow)
Hypertonic dextrose injections
Trigger point injections
Hyaluronic Acid injections
Ultrasound and x-ray guided injections
Advice and guidance about Holistic therapies including physiotherapy/psychology/acupuncture/Osteopathic treatments
IV lidocaine infusions for nerve pain
Qualifications: Dr Iyer 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.
Today, his areas of special clinical expertise include treatment of neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and cancer pain.
Along with utilising a full complement of pharmacological treatments for pain, Dr Iyer 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. He also is one of the few pain specialists to offer prolotherapy and regenerative therapies for the management of painful difficult to treat soft tissue injuries.
He lives in Hampshire with his wife.
The Princess Margaret Hospital
Osborne Road, Windsor SL4 3SJ
Spire Thames Valley Hospital
Wexham Street, Wexham Slough SL3 6NH
The Bridge Clinic
156-160 Bridge Road Maidenhead
Berkshire SL6 8DG