Dr Sandesha Kothari is a highly respected pain medicine specialist who specialises in back pain, lower back pain, neuropathic pain, sciatica, cervical spinal pain, and musculoskeletal pain, but to mention just a few. She currently practises at the Sevenoaks Medical Centre, KIMS Hospital, and the Spire Alexandra Hospital.
Dr Sandesha Kothari is currently a Pain Medicine Specialist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and at Medway NHS Foundation trust.
She was awarded CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in Anaesthetics with a special interest in Chronic Pain Medicine in 2005; subsequent to 5 years training in the South-Eastern School of Anaesthesia with a special interest in chronic pain medicine in the final year at St Thomas’ hospital, London.
Dr Kothari is the Regional Advisor for Pain Medicine Training by appointment by the Faculty of Pain Medicine since 2016, with her term renewed in 2019. Since 2008, she is a member of the London Pain Training Advisory Group.
She has written scientific papers and contributed towards chapters of textbooks and has presented at several international and national meetings.
Dr S Kothari is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain medicine and member of the British Pain Society.
In the past, Dr Kothari has held various positions of leadership and academic authority, including:
- Appointed on the panel of reviewers for the International Journal of Clinical Practice and for The Journal of Neuromodulation (2008).
- Lead (North East Kent) for the Institute for Innovation and Improvement (2008-2013).
- Deputy educational meetings coordinator and co-opted council member of the Education Committee for the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (2012-2014).
- Training Programme Director for South Thames (South East, South West and Kent, Surrey and Sussex) (2012-2016).
Dr Kothari is a highly skilled and experienced pain medicine specialist with expertise across a full spectrum of chronic pain conditions and its treatment. This includes management of acute and chronic spinal pain, back pain, sciatica pain, nerve pain, neuropathic pain, slipped discs, post surgical pain, pelvic pain, vulvodynia, neck and shoulder pain, complex regional pain syndrome, shingles pain, facet joint pain, musculoskeletal pain; using pain medicines, wide range of evidence based pain reducing interventional techniques under image guidance including epidurals, facet medical branch blocks, radiofrequency, nerve blocks and multidisciplinary pain management strategies. Her special interests include spinal pain, neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal pain and pelvic pain. She leads the multidisciplinary pelvic pain clinic at St Thomas’.