Dr. Thomas Gilkes
Dr. Thomas Gilkes is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine. He runs regular clinics at The London Orthopaedic Clinic UK Ltd at King Edward VII’s Hospital. His areas of expertise include Neuropathic Pain, Spine pain, CRPS, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia/Myofascial Pain and Musculoskeletal Pain of the hip, knee and shoulder.
Dr. Gilkes graduated in the year 2000 from Dundee University with an MBChB qualification.
He completed his anaesthetic training at Barts and The London School of Anaesthesia where he developed an interest in Pain Medicine. He furthered this interest with a fellowship in Pain Medicine based at St. Mary’s Hospital attaining FFPMRCA status before settling into a consultant role at Homerton University Hospital and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital where he partakes in research activities. He is the lead Chronic Pain clinician at Homerton Hospital.
He is experienced in managing varied painful conditions including neuropathic pain, post-surgical pain, spinal pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with skills in treating painful conditions with pharmacological and interventional therapies.
These include facet joint/medial branch blocks, epidural injections, nerve blocks and sympathetic blocks where appropriate. He is skilled in performing radiofrequency neuromodulation techniques .
He prides himself on being approachable and delivering the best possible care to his patients with an emphasis on listening and responding to his patients concerns.
He has experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams and established a novel multidisciplinary sickle cell clinic at his base hospital.