Dr Benjamin Thomas

Dr Benjamin Thomas

MBBS FRCA FFPMRCA

Pain Management

Recommended by  
3 specialists

19 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.97
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“I cannot rate Dr Thomas more highly. He is kind and wonderful at what he does“
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Subspecialty

  • Spinal Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4726029
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    613 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    152 reviews

    About

    Dr Thomas trained in at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital. He then undertook both Medical and Anaesthetic training in East London, he was accepted to the Imperial School of Anaesthesia in 2004 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2009.

    In 2010 he sub-specialised in Pain Medicine Training in the North Thames region and was invited to be a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2012.

    In 2013 Dr Thomas was appointed as a Pain Medicine Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

    He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Spinal degeneration
    • Spinal Injections
    • Joint and back injections
    • Sciatica
    • Unexplained painful symptoms
    • Back & Neck pain
    • Paediatric cases
    • Medicolegal opinions
    • Pain Medicine
    • Spinal conditions
    • Spinal Injections
    • Joint and back injections
    • Sciatica
    • Back & Neck pain
    • Paediatric cases
    • Medicolegal opinions
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    Medical procedures

    • Caudal Epidural Injection
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Ketamine and Lidocaine Infusions
    • Medicolegal
    • Neck Pain Injections/Interventions
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Opioid Management
    • Radiofrequency Denervations and Pulsed Radiofrequency to Nerves
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Back Pain
    • Nerve Pain
    • Acute Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Neuropathic Pain
    • Pain Medicine
    • Spinal Pain
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    Education

    • MBBS
    • FRCA
    • FFPMRCA
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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Back Pain
    12/29
    Nerve Pain
    8/29
    Caudal Epidural Injection
    4/29
    Acute Pain
    3/29
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    3/29
    Back and hip problems
    1/29
    Chronic Pain
    1/29
    Coccyx fracture
    1/29
    Epidural injection
    1/29
    Lower Back Pain
    1/29
    Polymyalgia
    1/29
    Spinal Injections for Pain
    1/29
    Spinal Pain
    1/29
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Excellent discussion around options with an agile approach to managing my pain.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Nerve Pain Caudal Epidural Injection
    I cannot rate Dr Thomas more highly. He is kind and wonderful at what he does
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Nerve Pain
    The service that I have received from Dr. Thomas is excellent. Taking time to go over diagnosis and follow up. I would highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acute Pain
    Very thorough and thoughtful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    huge gratitude for such a professional attitude to work, despite my language barrier, the doctor explained very clearly and in detail what I needed
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Nerve Pain Spinal Pain
    Made me feel comfortable when discussing my problems with him. Very honest and helpful. I had confident in his diagnosis and advice and it’s clear he has extensive knowledgeable in what he does Great consultant
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Great experience. Very professional, highly competent, good listener and considerate. He made sure that I understood what my problem is and he was clear regarding the treatment recomandation. I could not recommend highly enough. Many thanks Dr Benjamin Thomas.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Nerve Pain
    Very compassionate and helpful in explaining everything in a down to earth fashion
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Dr Thomas was empathetic and very efficient ordering tests and follow up phone calls. I’m interested in receiving the reports and discussing treatment options soon.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Nerve Pain Acute Pain
    Dr. Thomas saved my life. Not once, but several times. The first time he saved my life was when I’d been to every doctor (private and NHS) in London for the rare but severe lower back injury I had. No one was able to diagnose my condition or provide any kind of symptom relief. Dr. Thomas was the first doctor to accurately diagnose what I had and provide temporary relief of symptoms. I was almost suicidal when I walked into his office for the first time, but was completely changed within months. The second time Dr. Thomas saved my life was when he was actually able to find a surgeon who was willing to operate on my injury. No doctor wanted to take on the risk of performing a new and unproven surgery without any chance of success - but Dr. Thomas went above and beyond to find me a surgeon that would. After almost a year of searching he found me a surgeon and the surgery went ahead. It was 100% successful and I have been given a new life. I never thought this was possible and I owe Dr. Thomas everything. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Pain Management

    Dr. James Hull
    Dr. James Hull
    Respiratory Medicine

    13-10-2020

    Dr Ben Thomas is my go-to expert for complex thoracic pain management issues and has helped me with many cases now. He provides a holistic approach to pain management and provides a balanced view on the benefit of any specific interventions.

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Neck Pain, Nerve Pain
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Neck Pain Injections/Interventions, Spinal Injections for Pain, Nerve Root Injection
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Dr Rachel Byng-Maddick
    Dr Rachel Byng-Maddick
    Rheumatology

    26-06-2020

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Spinal Pain
    For procedures: Facet Joint Injection
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Simon Eccles
    Mr Simon Eccles
    Plastic Surgery

    26-06-2020

    I have known and worked with Dr Ben Thomas for many years. He is an excellent colleague and pain specialist, very holistic in his management, and has helped many patients to deal with chronic pain. He takes great care with his patients and is very well respected in his field

    For specialty: Pain Management
    For conditions: Pain Medicine
    Connection: Is a colleague

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