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Dr Victor Mendis is a Consultant Pain Management specialising in low back pain, neck pain, headache, chronic pain and complex regional pain syndrome at Springfield Hospital, Essex
Interventional pain management, low back pain, neck pain, headache, chronic pain conditions including nerve pain, and complex regional pain syndrome. Dr Mendis performs various interventional pain procedures, for example facet joint injections, cervical, thoracic and lumbar epidurals, dorsal root ganglion blocks, nerve blocks, neuromodulation techniques, and radio frequency ablations.
Dr Mendis has been a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust since March 2005. He was also appointed as the Regional Advisor for Pain Medicine in the North Thames region in December 2010.
Dr Mendis trained in London, Sri Lanka and the Ukraine. He graduated from the Vinnitsa Medical Academy in Ukraine in 1990 and then spent time working in The University Hospital in Colombo and obtained an MD in Anaesthesia in 1998. He came to the UK in 1999 and completed his specialist training at Barts and The London Hospitals, obtaining the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 2005. He has also completed a Fellowship in Pain Medicine.
He sits on various International Advisory Boards for Pain Medicine and has been a guest speaker at many international scientific meetings. In addition, Dr Mendis has given press interviews as part of local and international awareness campaigns on chronic low back pain.
Dr Mendis is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) and a Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FCARCSI). He also has an MD (Anaes) from the University of Colombo. He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA) in 2008. Dr Mendis is a member of the British Pain Society, International Neuromodulation Society, London Pain Forum, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, and a founder member of the Faculty of Specialists for NAPP Pharmaceuticals.