Dr Dmitry Kruglov

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia

MD PhD FRCA FFPMRCA

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • International Neuromodulation Society

Clinical Interests

Neuropathic non-cancer pain: Post-surgical pain (in chest, abdomen and limbs), Pain in lower back and legs (including post-lumbar surgery pain), Peripheral neuropathy (diabetes, chemotherapy and others), Nerve root pain (radiculopathy), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Procedures: 

- Nerve root injections (nerve root blocks) 
- Epidurals 
- Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system implantation

Cancer related Pain in cancer survivors and in patients with active cancer. Pain due to cancer treatment complications (chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery related). Procedures:

- Intrathecal neurolysis
- Coeliac plexus neurolysis
- Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system implantation
- Intrathecal drug delivery (ITDD) system (aka pump) implantation 
- CT-guided cervical percutaneous cordotomy

Muscular-skeletal pain: osteoarthritis (low back, neck, shoulders and knees). Procedures:

- Facet joint injections and denervation, peripheral nerve blocks

Abdominal and pelvic visceral neuropathic pain. Procedures:

- Pudendal nerve blocks and Pelvic floor muscles injections
- Thoracic Epidurals
- Coeliac plexus, lumbar sympathetic and Ganglion Impar injections
- Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system implantation

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • University College London Hospitals/National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Personal profile

Dr Dmitry Kruglov graduated from medical school in 1993, and, upon completion of postgraduate training in 2000, became a consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine (Russia). He launched pain service in the first regional hospice for patients with advanced cancer. In 2006 he moved to the UK and continued his career in Anaesthesia. 

Dr Kruglov advanced his pain management skills further at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London). He also completed one year fellowship in neuromodulation, where he learned Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and Intrathecal Drug Delivery (intrathecal pumps) methods. In the NHS he holds a consultant post in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine at the University College London Hospital, London.

Dmitry Kruglov has always been innovated and driven. He introduced thermal imaging in pain clinic and anaesthesia practice. This tool produces a more accurate assessment of how epidural procedures and nerve blocks are performed. Thermal camera also helps to make more evidenced diagnosis of conditions, where sympathetic nerves mediate pain and other disabling symptoms. 

Dr Kruglov designed safer and effective CT-guided techniques for peripheral nerve blocks and intrathecal neurolysis. He also pioneered CT-guided cervical percutaneous cordotomy in the United Kingdom, before 2020 all cordotomies in the UK were done under X-ray.

Dmitry Kruglov defended PhD Thesis in 2000. He is the primary investigator in pain research at the UCH, published in journals and contributed to book chapters, presented at international conferences.

Dr Dmitry Kruglov also has a strong interest in pain related to cancer, abdominopelvic pain and neuromodulation. Treating patients he aims at more definitive solutions at an earlier stage, combining advanced techniques with holistic approach.

 

Year qualified:

1993