Consultant Pain Medicine
Dr Gaurav Chhabra, MBBS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, is a consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia working at the Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust. He earned his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College, India and went through a rigorous training programme in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at some of the very reputable centres in the UK. Following completion of training (CCT), Dr Chhabra pursued a post CCT fellowship in Spinal Cord Stimulation at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
Dr Chhabra is a Fellow by exam of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMRCA) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA), London, UK. He is a faculty tutor and the Regional Advisor for Pain Medicine in the Severn Region of Southwest UK. Dr Chhabra is also an examiner for the European Diploma of Pain Medicine exam conducted by the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain therapy. He is also a member of Neuromodulation society of UK and Ireland.
Dr Chhabra has extensive experience in the multidisciplinary management of common pain conditions such as back and neck pain including whiplash injuries, knee pain, CRPS, pelvic pain, pain in the coccyx, abdominal pain, head and face pain and a variety of other musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain problems.
Dr Chhabra provides a holistic, personalised, bio-psychosocial approach to persistent pain treat and performs interventional procedures when necessary.
Dr Chhabra is skilled in various interventional pain management techniques such as epidurals, medial branch blocks and facet joint injections, nerve root blocks, radiofrequency denervation procedures in neck and back, and sacroiliac joint injections. He is also skilled in Trigger point injections, ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks and Botox injections for chronic migraine.
Dr Chhabra has a sub-specialty interest in Spinal Cord Stimulation. This is a therapy used for managing neuropathic pain conditions such as failed back surgery (Post laminectomy syndrome) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.