Chronic pain, in particular back pain, is an extremely problematic and complicated area of Medicine, affecting large numbers of the population. Navigating the research and recommendations often leaves patients (and even many doctors) very uncertain as to the correct course of action to take or recommend. Each patient Dr Camilleri sees is carefully assessed with time given to allow a full understanding of that patient's symptoms.
Relevant investigations, such as MRIs, may form a part of the initial assessment and will be explained in a manner that allows each patient to understand the cause of their pain and all available treatment options. In order to offer a full range of treatment options Dr Giancarlo Camilleri works in close collaboration with other Specialist Consultants such as Spine Surgeons; Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Rheumatologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physiotherapists.
As well as providing a multifaceted approach to various pain conditions, Dr Camilleri offers expertise in the latest ablative (destruction) techniques of nerve fibres that carry the sensation of pain, to reduce the burden of pain arising from the Spine (low back & neck) and knees. These procedures are minimally invasive and are performed as a day case procedure.
Dr Camilleri qualified from University Bristol Medical School going on to complete further Specialist Pain Management Training in London and South East England. Dr Giancarlo Camilleri is also a committee member of the Acute Pain Specialist Interest Group; British Pain Society and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine; Royal College of Anaesthetists, currently holding his private clinics at BMI The Runnymede Hospital.
Other procedures that Dr Giancarlo Camilleri provides include:
- Spinal injections
- Facet Joint injections to the neck and lumbar spine
- Medial Branch injections
- Radiofrequency Denervation (also called radiofrequency ablation, radiofrequency neurotomy or facet rhizolysis) to the back and neck.
- Sacro-iliac joint injection and denervation
- Knee (genicular nerve) denervation
- Epidural injections for sciatica
- Targeted nerve root injections for sciatica
- Muscle steroid/cortisone injections
- Botox injections for persistent muscle pain.