Dr Tacson Fernandez

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Consultant in Chronic Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia. Lead Clinican for Neuromodulation Services

Dr Tacson Fernandez in a chronic pain management specialist. He is the lead Clinician for Neuromodulation services and Lead Clinician for acute pain services. Dr Fernandez also provides anaesthetic services for complex spinal surgery and regional anaesthesia for upper limb surgery.

Dr Fernandez set up the Neuromodulation Centre at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital offering complex chronic pain patients the options of Spinal Cord stimulators and Peripheral Nerve stimulators according to NICE guidelines (TA159).

Dr Fernandez has an active interest in Neuromodulation in complex chronic pain patient groups. Related areas of interest include acute severe post operative pain and its relationship to chronic persistent pain, acute severe lumbo-sacral radiculopathy and brachial plexus avulsion injury related neuropathic pain management.

Dr Fernandez is involved with developing pathways for complex pain patients with an aim to create a seamless integrated pathway for excellent patient care

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Spinal cord stimulation in complex pain patient groups

the talk explores evolution and management of chronic pain in select complex patient groups who gained significant benefit following implantation of spinal cord stimulators at our Neuromodulation centre.

It provides insight into the complexity of these patients, the mechanisms of chronic pain and role of neuromodulation (spinal cord simulators). It also explores the role of evidence based medicine in these patients and its impact on treatment modalities in the future.

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