Dr Meera Tewani

Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist

MB BS, DA, MD, FCAI, AFFPM RCOA, BIMM trained Dip IBLM Dip BSLM

Clinical Interests

Musculoskeletal Pain, Abdomino-pelvic Pain, Dermatological Pain and Lifestyle Medicine

 

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Medical Association
  • British Pain Society
  • British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Difficult Airway Society
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Indian Association of Anaesthetists
  • International Board of Lifestyle Medicine

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Personal profile

In December 2009, Dr Meera Tewani was appointed to Warwick Hospital, after finishing her training in Anaesthesia and a Fellowship in Pain Management in the West Midlands. She trained in Pain Management as a Clinical Research Fellow in Birmingham Heartlands, Solihull, Good Hope and Russell Hall Hospitals, Marie Curie and St Giles Hospices. She worked in Warwick Hospital and did the bulk of the Chronic Pain Management work for five years. She audited her work regularly using the Pain Audit Collection System software and by conducting her own audits, which showed a positive outcome in majority of the Pain patients.

Dr Tewani moved to Heart of England NHS Trust in December 2014 to develop the Pelvic Pain services. She works in the Pain service which covers a wide area in Birmingham both in the community and the hospital and does specialist Pain Clinics for complicated skin conditions. She also does many interventions to help pain patients.

Dr Tewani was a Council Member of the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine for seven years and has taught in their road-shows. She runs a national level course for the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists on examination skills for the Pain Specialist and has also taught these skills at local and regional levels. She has taken up the role of Faculty Tutor for the Pain Fellow and is the lead for the Pain Module for Anaesthesia trainees. She regularly teaches in the FRCA tutorials for Pain.

Dr Tewani has a Diplomate in Lifestyle Medicine, awarded by the combined bodies of International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She has 29 years of rich and varied experience in Anaesthetics. She does flexible lists and as a trauma anaesthetist she has helped to improve the outcome of very sick patients needing urgent surgery.

Dr Tewani provides a comprehensive interventional pain service. She does interventional procedures for chronic pain conditions which includes headache, back pain, thoracic pain, abdominal-pelvic pain, musculoskeletal pain. Examples of the interventions are facet joint injections, lumbar sympathetic blocks and sacroiliac joint injections, epidurals and nerve root blocks. She can treat neck pain, nerve entrapment pain, neuropathic pain and persistent pain after surgery. She has an interest in neuromodulation which includes radiofrequency denervation of cervical, thoracic and lumbar facets and sacroiliac joints. She also does pulsed radiofrequency treatment of peripheral nerves. She also does injections to help facial, head and neck, shoulder, hips and knee pain.

Injections such as supraorbital, supratrochlear, infraorbital injections for facial pain, occipital nerve block for headache, pectoralis major and minor blocks, serratus anterior and latissimus dorsi block, paravertebral and intercostal blocks for thoracic pain; lower limbs nerve blocks and plexus blocks; anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome block, TAP blocks,  ilioinguinal, genitofemoral, penile, obturator and pudendal nerve blocks for abdominal and pelvic pain; suprascapular nerve block, subscapular bursa injection for scapulothoracic syndrome and intra-articular shoulder injections for shoulder pain; intraarticular injections to the hip and knee joints, genicular nerve blocks and denervation for knee pain. She also does trigger point injections for muscular pain and scar infiltration for post- surgical scar pain. Most blocks are done either under ultrasound guidance or fluoroscopy guidance.

Dr Tewani is a person of varied interests, from art to nature. She has been a long-time member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and enjoys nature walks. Conservation of nature and resources has been a driving belief for her. She is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and has a passion for plants. In her youth she was a prize-winning painter and she continues to paint in her free time. She loves reading, cooking, gardening, music and playing squash at the gym. She also likes spending time with her family.


Year qualified:

2006