Dr Benjamin Thomas

Dr Benjamin Thomas

MBBS FRCA FFPMRCA

Pain Management

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3 specialists

19 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“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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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: £150

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

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

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    36 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. 

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    Medical procedures

    • Spinal degeneration
    • Spinal Injections
    • Joint and back injections
    • Sciatica
    • Unexplained painful symptoms
    • Back & Neck pain
    • Paediatric cases
    • Medicolegal opinions
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    Special interests

    • Pain Medicine
    • Spinal conditions
    • Spinal Injections
    • Joint and back injections
    • Sciatica
    • Back & Neck pain
    • Paediatric cases
    • Medicolegal opinions
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    Education

    • MBBS
    • FRCA
    • FFPMRCA
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Back Pain
    8/24
    Nerve Pain
    6/24
    Caudal Epidural Injection
    3/24
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    3/24
    Acute Pain
    2/24
    Back and hip problems
    1/24
    Chronic Pain
    1/24
    Coccyx fracture
    1/24
    Epidural injection
    1/24
    Lower Back Pain
    1/24
    Polymyalgia
    1/24
    Spinal Injections for Pain
    1/24
    Spinal Pain
    1/24
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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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coccyx fracture
    Mr Thomas was attentive, thorough and professional throughout my consultations and operation. He made sure I understood the risks and benefits and made me feel comfortable and safe.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain Caudal Epidural Injection Nerve Pain Chronic Pain Spinal Injections for Pain
    Ben has been an amazing support to me over a long period of injury and chronic pain. he always has energy to look for new solutions when one direction of treatment hasn't work out. he's been patient and understanding as to be in pain for a long time leaves you feeling a bit lost sometimes and needing reassurnace. highly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    A fantastic doctor with a big heart and incredible experience and soothing, encouraging and supportive manner. Thank you so very much for everything!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc Caudal Epidural Injection Nerve Pain Acute Pain
    Dr Thomas was professional, clear & patient-focused, I was very happy to be in his hands for an epidural
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    Dr Thomas is very pleasant and professional. He took the time to listen at great depth about my issue, and actioned an MRI scan immediately during the same visit, saving me another trip into the clinic. My results were back the next day, and he scheduled a phone call on the same day, rather than me having to wait a week for my follow up appointment to receive the results. I will be highly recommending him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lower Back Pain
    Super knowledgeable and friendly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back and hip problems
    What can I say probably one of the nicest most down to earth doctors I have ever had the pleasure of meetint. He listens and is flexible with options and treatments. He totally respects your decisions to decline or alter treatment offered which is refreshing. He works with you to get the best outcome possible for you. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great Dr who has his patients interests at heart . Thank you Dr Benjamin Thomas 😊
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc
    I have nothing but praise for Dr Ben Thomas. He is a thoughtful, professional and caring physician. A few weeks ago I was in a terrible mess, having had revision hip surgery which appeared to have gone wrong. I was on high doses of opiates, confined to bed and in a wasted condition. My mental state had deteriorated also. Because of the lockdown imposed to control Covid 19 transmission, I was not receiving the medical attention I needed. But as soon as I was referred to Ben by one of his colleagues, he took a keen interest in my case. He worked tirelessly with me to boost my morale, to determine the origins of my pain and to address them as speedily as possible. Ultimately he identified that I had multiple complications contributing to the problem, including slipped discs in my lumbar spine which he treated with spinal injections. I have subsequently made a strong recovery. None of this would have been possible without Ben’s strenuous efforts to treat me in spite of the limitations created by the pandemic and without the empathy and understanding he showed me when I was at my lowest ebb. He is a truly wonderful doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I felt at ease in going for my treatment from start to finish.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Epidural injection
    Excellent assessment of my son’s situation, good explanation based at his level and very approachable. Helpful with how we might manage this logistically.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Caudal Epidural Injection
    Treatment went very smoothly was very successful
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Dr Thomas has been, and continues to be a first class practitioner, but more importantly he is approachable, is prepared to listen, does what he says he is going to do in relation to communication, and gives a fair assessment of what he regards as the root of the problem. We like him very much and have every confidence in him and his prognosis.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Pain
    My consultation was during Coronavirus outbreak and was conducted on the phone (we had some trouble with Skype). This was still highly effective. Dr Thomas hugely prepared and speaks clearly in non medical and easily understood terms. When doing a phone consultation, it helps if you also have prepared your own questions in advance. In my case, the phone consultation With Dr Thomas was as effective as being in person and lasted around the same time (around 40 mins). We left with a clear plan and I would have no hesitation doing this again.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Thomas is an amazing man who clearly cares for his patients. Going the extra mile certainly made me feel welcome and as ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Friendly , clear explanation of my conditon and the procedure . It has helped me a lot, and would really recommend Dr Thomas to others.
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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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