Dr Tacson Fernandez

Consultant in Pain Medicine

MBBS, FRCA, FCARCSI, FFPMCAI, FIPP

Honorary senior lecturer at UCL, Clinical lead for neuromodulation services, Clinical lead for acute pain services, Consultant in chronic pain medicine and anaesthesia, World Institute of Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain, Neuromodulation Society of the UK & Ireland

About Dr Tacson Fernandez

Clinical profile

Clinical interests

  • Interventional, non-interventional and cognitive management strategies for neuropathic pain states.
  • Persistent post surgical neuropathic pain.
  • Complex regional pain syndrome.
  • Sympathetically mediated pain.
  • Persistent Lower back or neck pain despite spinal surgery.
  • Mechanical axial pain states.
  • Coccydynia.
  • Phantom limb pain.
  • Brachial plexus injury-induced neuropathic pain.
  • Peripheral nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain.

Research interests

  • Neuropathic pain states
  • Early management of acute lumbar radiculopathies
  • Neuromodulation in neuropathic pain
  • Persistent lower back and neuropathic leg pain despite spinal surgical interventions
  • Neuromodulation in brachial plexus injury induced neuropathic pain and peripheral nerve injuries.
  • Spinal cord injury and neuromodulatory strategies

Procedures Offered

Interventional Pain Management

Diagnostic and therapeutic selective nerve blockade, neuromodulation via spinal cord stimulators and peripheral nerve stimulators, including but not limited to:

  • Spinal cord stimulators.
  • Interlaminar epidurals in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar areas.
  • Transforaminal epidurals in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar areas.
  • Selective dorsal root ganglion blocks in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar areas.
  • Pulsed radiofrequency procedures to a range of nerves including; stellate ganglion, dorsal root ganglion and sympathetic plexuses.
  • Peripheral electric nerve stimulation (PENS) techniques to areas of neuropathic pain including; scar site pain, post thoracotomy pain, etc.
  • Management of persistent knee and shoulder pain through electrical stimulation techniques and selective nerve blockade.
  • Radiofrequency denervation techniques to different areas including cervical, thoracic and lumbar (facet joint) medial branch rhizotomy.
  • Management of Sacro-iliac joint pain via selective blockade or radiofrequency denervation techniques.
  • Spinal cord stimulators for neuropathic leg pain and in persistent neuropathic pain states, complex regional pain syndrome, peripheral nerve injury induced neuropathic pain, brachial plexus induced neuropathic pain, etc.
  • Peripheral nerve stimulators for peripheral nerve injury related neuropathic pain states.

    Pharmacological, Cognitive and Rehabilitative strategies
  • Pharmacological management options.
  • Opioid management strategies.

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  • Author for chapter on “Perioperative pain” in the “Perioperative Complications in Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Handbook”, Springer, 2012
  • Techniques to reduce lead migration during SCS trial, Pain Medicine news, vol 07; Jul 2009
  • Addressing pain in burn injury, Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Z Hanafiah, O Potparic, Tacson Fernandez, C&WH, 2008
  • Recent developments in management of acute severe Asthma, Graeme P Currie, T Fernandez et al, BMJ 2005; 330: 585-589

Presentations:

  • Author for chapter on “Perioperative pain” in the “Perioperative Complications in Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Handbook”, Springer, 2012
  • Techniques to reduce lead migration during SCS trial, Pain Medicine news, vol 07; Jul 2009
  • Addressing pain in burn injury, Current Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Z Hanafiah, O Potparic, Tacson Fernandez, C&WH, 2008
  • Recent developments in management of acute severe Asthma, Graeme P

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