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Dr Ayman Eissa

Consultant in Pain Medicine


Practices at: Thornbury Hospital

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Personal Profile

Dr Eissa is a Consultant in Pain Medicine in the NHS. After Dr Eissa graduated he carried out his basic training in Cairo, Egypt. He then came to the UK to carry out his specialist training in the North East of England and came to Sheffield in 2001 where he has lived and practiced since. 

He is the Clinical Lead for the independent provider in Pain Management Services which is a network of pain Consultants that provide community-based pain management clinics nationally on behalf of the NHS. Dr Eissa is also currently the honorary Secretary of the British Pain Society which he will hold from 2019-2023. 

He is also a founding member of the Faculty of Pain at the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Honorary secretary of the British Pain Society and was a member of the working group that composed the recent guidelines for the use of medical cannabis in the management of chronic pain.

Dr Eissa has a great interest in research and leads a busy research team in pain medicine at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He is currently an international coordinator in multicentre research trials assessing new pain medications. In 2016, Dr Eissa won a national award from Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, for his research in pain medicine. He is also the co-author of a chapter in the Chronic Pain Text Book. 

Dr Eissa has a particular interest in the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and is currently working with an industry partner to design trials for the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain.

If you’ve been taking painkillers for a long time, it’s likely they are no longer effective in managing your pain or are causing unwanted side effects. At your first consultation, pain management consultant will go through every aspect of your problem and its effects on your daily life.

From there, we can then prescribe a course of treatment or combination of treatments to help relieve your symptoms and take control of managing your pain.

Dr Eissa also ran a Paediatric Chronic Pain Clinic for over 20 years, and is happy to see pediatric patients that are experiencing pain problems.  

Outside of his clinics Dr Eissa studied Art and Sculpture so likes to attend exhibitions and museums. He is also a keen squash player, diver and regularly participates in Triathlons.  

If you'd like to book in for an appointment with Dr Eissa, you can do so by booking in online, or by calling the National Enquiry Centre whose number is at the top of the webpage. 

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Back pain/sciatica
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Shoulder pain – when surgery has failed to help or is not an option
  • Knee pain – when surgery has failed to help or is not an option
  • Muscle and soft tissue pain
  • Pain from nerve damage
  • Shingles
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic post-operative pain
  • Worries about the use of pain medication
  • Pelvic pain – when gynaecological or surgical intervention has failed to help or is not an option
  • Medication
  • Injections and pain procedures
  • Treatment for migraine
  • Radiofrequency therapy

Professional Memberships

  • Council Member British Pain Society (2017)