Pain Management Team - Spine specialist in Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan

Doctors at PCI

Doctors at PCI

Pain Management Team - Spine specialist in Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan

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Dr. Kailash Kothari

Director, Pain clinic Of India Pvt Ltd (PCI)

President - Indian Society for Study of Pain

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Honorary Pain Consultant - KEM hospital, Mumbai

Chief Editor - Indian Journal of Pain (2016-2018)

He is specialized in Pain management and is working in this field for past 23 years. During this period he has mastered various routine & advanced pain management interventional techniques.

He has visited many pain centers & institute in USA & Europe to update his knowledge & to bring latest techniques in pain management to pain clinic of India. His special interest is managing spine pain (neck & Back Pain) by advanced non-surgical methods. He has treated hundreds of patients from different part of India & abroad.

He is pioneer in introducing many advanced pain management techniques in India. He has presented his pioneered work in pain management in various national & international meetings. He was invited in India & abroad to delivered lectures & conducted various workshops. He has more than 300 presentations to his credit at national & international level.

He trained more than 500 doctors coming from all part of India & abroad. His recent paper was published & presented at world congress on pain practice at New York organized by world institute of pain (WIP).

The Pain clinic Of India (PCI) is the brainchild of spine specialist Dr. Kailash Kothari. The idea is to work in association with India’s some most talented & expert pain physicians, so that the patients will receive best possible international standard treatment to alleviate their pain.

He is involved in study and research in pain management. He is President of ISSP and past editor in chief for Indian journal of Pain. He is member of International association for study of pain (IASP).

He is Course director for one of the most prestigious international PAIN training program–Comprehensive Interventional Pain Management (CIPM). This trains annually about 70-100 anesthesiologists, orthopaedic surgeons & neurologists in latest techniques of pain management in India & abroad. He has conducted many national & international conferences in Anesthesia, Pain management & Critical Care in Mumbai. He is member of many national & international pain, anesthesia & critical care societies.

He is visiting pain consultant to KEM, Jagjivanram Western Railway Hospital & also to Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) hospital, Mumbai.

Dr. Prakash Deshmukh

Pain clinic Of India Pvt Ltd (PCI)


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Dr. Prakash Deshmukh is chief Pain physician at Pain clinic of India, Kalyan. He has completed his pain fellowship (fellow of interventional pain practice ) in September 2010 Budadapest Hungary, at world institute of pain. He has completed the pain management training from comprehensive interventional pain management courses (CIPM I to III).

He Has completed a course in nerve blocks using nerve stimulator in Ganga hospital, Coimbatore. He has pioneered the use of nerve stimulator and ultrasound for various peripheral nerve blocks in Kalyan/Dombivali area. His dream is to provide pain relief to people suffering from chronic pain. He Has brought this dream into reality by starting "PAIN CLINIC OF INDIA" in Kalyan with guidance of Dr. Kailash Kothari, the first center dedicated for the treatment of chronic pain due to various causes.

Dr. Apala Shah

Pain clinic Of India Pvt Ltd (PCI)

M.D.,D.A., Consultant Pain physician

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Dr. Apala Shah is senior anesthesiologists from Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, MUMBAI. She has completed her M.B.BS in1983, D.A-1985 & M.D.-1986. She had keen interest in Pain Management & she has learnt pain management by attending cadaveric workshops at C.I.P.M. wockhardt hospital, Mumbai under guidance of Dr. Kailash Kothari. She has also learnt practical aspect of pain management & interventional pain procedures at Pain Clinic Of India. She has completed a course in cancer pain management at TATA hospital in february2008.

She has gained international experience by completing observership at SPRINGFEILD-BAYSTATE UNIVERSITY BOSTON 2008 and also at TPM CLINIC- REDDING-CALIFORNIA, 2008

Dr. Manjiri Ranade

Pain clinic Of India Pvt Ltd (PCI)

MBBS, DA, FPCI (Pain fellowship, Spine specialist in Mumbai)

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Dr. Manjiri Ranade is incharge and chief pain physician at Pain clinic Of India Pvt. Ltd (Thane branch).

She has completed her MBBS from KIMS, Karad in 1995 followed by DA also from KIMS, Karad in 1997. She has completed DNB Anaesthesia training in Bombay Hospital during 1999-2001.

She has been to UK to complete her training at NHS Hospital at Basingstoke, UK in 2003 in the field of Anaesthesia and Pain Management.

She has completed her fellowship in pain management FPCI (Fellowship of pain Clinic Of India) and refined her skills by attending CIPM Courses (Comprehensive Interventional Pain Management course)and FIPP (Fellow of Interventional pain management) Review Course in September 2010.

She has been trained in practical aspects of pain management & interventional pain procedures at Pain Clinic Of India under the guidance of Dr. Kailash Kothari.

She has been invited for various national and international conferences in India like CIPM and ISSPCON.

Her special interest is in managing spine pain, cancer pain, and joint pains.

Dr. Venkatesh Nevagi

Pain clinic Of India Pvt Ltd (PCI)

M.B.B.S., M.D (Anesthesiology), FPCI (Pain fellowship,Mumbai)

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DR VENKATESH NEVAGI is Interventional pain consultant at Pain clinic Of India Pvt. Ltd. at Margao, Goa branch.He has completed his M.B.B.S. & M.D ( ANESTHESIOLOGY) from Goa Medical college. He has completed his training under Dr. Kailash Kothari (spine specialist in mumbai) at Pain clinic Of India Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai in 2008 & now is is practicing INTERVENTIONAL PAIN for last 3 years and he has special interest in spine pain and its treatment.

He is the first and the only Qualified Pain physician in entire Goa region.

Dr. Manish Raj

Pain clinic Of India Pvt Ltd (PCI)


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Dr. Manish Raj, MD, DNB, Fellowship in Endoscopic Spine surgery (South Korea)Dr. Manish Raj is an Endoscopic spine & Pain Medicine consultant at Spinomax Pain & Spine Clinic (Associate of Pain clinic of India Pvt Ptd) . He is energetic & compassionate medical professional believes in the implementation of evidence based advanced medical technology for the treatment of human oldest nemesis PAIN.

Dr. Manish Raj is credited with starting Endoscopic Spine & pain centre in Delhi/NCR. He is one of few specialist in India performing Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy by different techniques ( transforaminal inside-out, outside-in, interlaminar, stenosis decompression) & Percutaneous spine fusion, ALL under local anaesthesia for better results. He has many international & national research publication on minimally invasive techniques. He is visiting faculty at medical institutions & conferences internationally. Dr. Manish also involved in advanced stage training of doctors for endoscopic spine surgery.

Recent publication: Raj M, Kim HS, Kothari K, Agarwal A, Maqsood K. Percutaneous endoscopic interlaminar lumbar discectomy for superiorly sequestrated disc L5S1: A case report with technical review. Indian J Pain 2017;31:68-72.pdf

Dr. Ruchika Sood

M.D.S (USA), Pain Fellowship (USA), Orofacial Pain & TMJ Disorders Specialist

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Dr. Ruchika Sood is in clinical practice for 14 yrs. Her speciality is Orofacial Pain & TMJ Disorders. She holds an M.D.S degree and a Clinical Fellowship in Temporomandibular Disorders & Orofacial Pain from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. She is also a Diplomate from the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP).

Dr. Sood is one of the foremost authorities in Orofacial pain management in India.

She has recently undergone a CME program from TATA Memorial to treat Cancer Pain and has also successfully completed a workshop in Comprehensive Interventional Pain Management, 2014.Dr. Sood is an award recipient at the South East Asia Regional Pain Congress 2014 for a case presentation on ‘Exercise Induced Analgesia’. She is member of many national & international dentistry and pain societies.

She has dedicated her life’s work to this cause and her in-depth knowledge and invaluable insights allow her to work with the most challenging cases.

Dr. Om Parshuram Patil

Pain clinic Of India Pvt Ltd (PCI)

MS Ortho, FCPS Orth, FCISS Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon

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He is consultant Spine Surgeon with Special interest in Minimally invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally invasive approaches towards Patient management, Endoscopic Spine Surgeon, Key Hole Surgery, Stitchless Spine Surgery. He is an integral part of minimally invasive spine surgery at PCI. Along with Dr. Kailash Kothari, director, PCI, he is pioneer in treating patients with complex spine problems. He believes in Holistic approach towards management of spinal pain and deformity focus on Patient centred outcome, based on profession, lifestyle and expectations of patient. He completed his Graduation(MBBS) from Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur. He then accomplished post graduation, MS, Orthopaedics from Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College Amravati. He has received Fellowship in Orthopaedics from College of Physicians and Surgeons Mumbai.

He gained wide experience in the field of Spine Surgery and Orthopaedic trauma while working at various institutes affiliated to the Government and Brihanmumbai Mahanagarpalika, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.During his training he developed his special interest in minimally invasive Spinal Surgery and advanced spinal surgeries. He was selected for the prestigious Fellowship In Spinal Surgery at Grant Medical College and Sir JJ group of Hospitals. He is treating complex spine disorders for more than 10years and is one of the leading name in the field of spine surgery

Dr. Varsha Alnure

Pain clinic Of India Pvt Ltd (PCI)

Bachelor of Physitherapy

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She has completed her bachelor of physiotherapy from Sion LTMCC hospital, Mumbai. She has excellence is diagnosing and treating patients of all kinds of musculoskeletal, spine, neck, back, legs pains. She is specially trained in Managing myofacial pains, headaches and fibromyalgia patients with specialised techniques.Uses all modern updated techniques for faster relief and independence of patients.

Dr.Uttam Sidhaye

Pain clinic Of India Pvt Ltd (PCI)

MBBS, MD, FIAPM Spine and Pain Management Consultant

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Dr Uttam Sidhaye is India’s of the senior most spine and pain management consultant at Pain clinic of India, Pune with 13 years of extensive experience.

He completed his training in Spine and pain management in Delhi. Thereafter he got trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York for advanced techniques in spine and pain management. He was also awarded with prestigious Fellowship in interventional pain management (FIAPM).

He is President of Society for Society for Study of Pain, Pune (branch of Indian society for study of pain)

He is the elected member of governing Council of Indian Society for Study of Pain (ISSP).

He is specialised in treatment of many chronic pain conditions including spine pain, cancer pain, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia etc.

He has special interest in Sacroiliac joint pain and has done pioneering work in Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Sacroiliac joint pain. He is also one of only pain physician in Pune to provide advanced pain treatment like intrathecal pump for cancer pain and spinal cord stimulator for chronic spinal pain and pain due to peripheral vascular disease.

Fellowship Training For Doctors at PCI

Spine specialist in Mumbai

Eligibility - Post graduation in Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, and Radiology

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