Dr Joseph Azzopardi

Dr Joseph Azzopardi

MD FRCA FFPMANZCA FFPMRCA

Pain Management, Anaesthetics

21 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Azzopardi was professional and understanding. He listened and answered all my questions thoroughly and has clearly diagnosed my problems well as the medication he prescribed has helped enormously already. I would highly recommend Dr Azzopardi and would be very happy to see him again myself.“
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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

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1564 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    940 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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    Procedures

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

    • Back Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Nerve Pain
    • Acute Pain
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Fibromyalgia
    • 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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