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Dr Mowafak Abdelghani

Consultant Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia


Practices at: The Highfield Hospital, The Alexandra Hospital

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Personal Profile

Dr Abdelghani is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia in Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

He is the clinical lead for Chronic Pain Services at Oxford road campus, Trafford General Hospital and Altrincham General Hospital. After graduating from Medical School in Cairo Egypt and completing his Masters of Science and a 4 years training rotation in Ain-Shams University, Cairo.

He joined the Northwest Rotation as a Specialist Registrar and Completed the five years specialist program. His Advanced Pain Fellowship was successfully completed in the prestigious Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in the Imperial school in London.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine by examination. He has published chapters on multiple topics of Pain Medicine in 2 books published in the UK and the USA.

He has a well established interest and role in post-graduate education and healthcare management. He is the Chair of the North West Pain Group, an association of Pain Medicine Consultants in the North West Region.

Clinical Interests

     Simple Procedures:
  • Trigger Points injections
  • Tender Points injections
  • High Dose Capsaicin Patch Application
  • Lignocaine Infusions

    X-Ray guided Procedures:

  • Epidural; Cervical Lumbar, Caudal, Transforaminal,
  • Nerve Root Blocks
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Facet Joint / Diagnostic Medial Branch Blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation of Lumbar or Cervical Medial Branches
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency to nerve roots, trunks & Peripheral nerves
  • Sympathetic Blocks with or without Radiofrequency
  • Interventions for Migraine & other craniofacial pain conditions
  • Knee ; Intra-articular & Knee nerve Blocks / Radiofrequency
  • Hips : Intra-articular & Hip nerve Blocks / Radiofrequency
  • Scar/ Neuroma Injections
  • Ganglion Impar Blocks

        Ultrasound guided Procedure:

  • Greater Occipital nerve blocks
  • Supraorbital nerve blocks
  • Suprascapular nerve blocks
  • Piriformis blocks 
  • Pudendal nerve blocks
  • ACNES blocks for abdominal pain
  • Genito-femoral nerve blocks
  • Inguinal nerve blocks
  • Elbow injections
  • Coccyx injections


Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthesia (London)
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (London)
  • Member of the British Pain Society
  • Member of the American Society of Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Chapter