Dr Joseph Azzopardi

Dr Joseph Azzopardi

MD FRCA FFPMANZCA FFPMRCA

Anaesthetics, Pain Management

20 years of experience
15 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

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5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I would like to say big thanks to DR J Azzopardi, he is a great person with very good personality, during the procedure I felt safe in his hands!“
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Subspecialties

  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Medicine
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Maltese
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4750794
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    773 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1541 reviews

    About

    Dr Joseph Azzopardi is a Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital. Graduating from the University of Malta in 1993, he received anaesthetic and pain training in Dublin and London. In 2000, he was a visiting fellow in Regional Anaesthesia in Uppsala, Sweden. Subsequently in 2002 to 2004, he acquired advanced specialist training in Pain Medicine in Sydney and Adelaide where he developed his interests in interventional pain management, neuromodulation and cancer pain.

    Dr Azzopardi is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists UK. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2004 and is furthermore a Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

    He dedicates a significant part of his clinical time to managing Cancer Pain and has been actively involved with the development of Multidisciplinary Integrated Cancer Pain Services at Guys and St.Thomas' Foundation Trust. He also contributes to the Acute Pain Service in Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital.

    Beyond his clinical interests, Dr Azzopardi also provides Medico-Legal specialist reports and accepts instructions for defendant and claimant personal injury. He has a keen interest in Medical Education and sits on the London Deanery Pain Training Advisory Group Committee. Until only recently, he was the Educational Supervisor for Advanced Pain Training in Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital.

    His Anaesthetic interests include Difficult Airway Anaesthesia, Regional Anaesthesia and Anaesthesia in the Developing World. To this extent, he has been the Lead anaesthetist on numerous charity missions in Ethiopia with Facing Africa and Project Harar. In addition to this, he is actively involved in postgraduate education, medical simulation and is a clinical supervisor for higher specialist training in Pain Medicine.

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    Medical procedures

    • Alternative Pain Management
    • Caudal Epidural Injection
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Nerve Root Injection
    • Neuromodulation
    • Opioid Management
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Injections for Pain
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    Special interests

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

    Training 

    • University of Malta Medical School
    • Barts and the London School of Anaesthesia
    • Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala
    • Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Qualifications

    • MD (1993) Doctor of Medicine & Surgery
    • FRCA (1999) Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists UK. 
    • FFPMANZCA (2004) Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
    • FFPMRCA (2006) Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

    Memberships & Associations 

    • RCA Royal College of Anaesthetists
    • FPMRCA Faculty of Pain Medicine (Royal College of Anaesthetists)
    • FPMANZCA Faculty of Pain Medicine (Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists)
    • BPS British Pain Society
    • IASP International Association for the Study of Pain
    • WIP World Institute of Pain
    • INS International Neuromodulation Society
    • NSUKI Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland
    • LPTAG London Deanery Pain Training Group
    • SESA South East School of Anaesthesia
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Back Pain
    1/8
    Chronic Pain
    1/8
    Neck Pain
    1/8
    Nerve Pain
    1/8
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    Patient seen for:
    Neck Pain Nerve Pain Chronic Pain
    I would like to say big thanks to DR J Azzopardi, he is a great person with very good personality, during the procedure I felt safe in his hands!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Back Pain
    Dr Joseph Azzopardi is excellent at the consultation level and the procedure level . He explained very clearly the findings of the scans and the proposed treatment. At every step he makes you feel comfortable about the process. The Actual treatment was carried out very efficiently by him and his team and the entire experience made the visit to the hospital very comfortable. Would highly recommend
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    I wish to thank you for all the kindness and care you have shown me.
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    (5/5)
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    I want to say thank you for the excellent care you have shown me. My family and I really appreciate it.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I've been so very grateful for the care I've received, it has made a huge difference to my life.
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    I'm very impressed with the service and care that I received.
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    Thank you so much for your excellent care and attention paid. Your treatments have made an enormous difference.
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    I wanted to say a huge thank you for all the support, assistance, professionalism and sheer appreciation you have given me, my mum and all my family. I am very grateful for your swift response in accommodating to see me and for all that you've done and are still doing.
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