Our anaesthetists all specialise in Shoulder and Elbow surgery and regularly perform thousands of shoulder and elbow surgical procedures per year.
They have all worked closely with Len Funk for many years and understand the special needs required for shoulder surgery and post-operative pain care. All are experts at Upper Limb nerve blocks, particularly Interscalene Blocks which are regularly used for shoulder surgery..
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- Dr Toni Hundle MBChB DRCOG FRCA FFPMRCA
Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist
Toni Hundle qualified from Manchester University in 1993 and since 2001 he has been a Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust.
Toni's NHS commitments are split between Pain Management Clinics and anaesthesia sessions at Wrightington Hospital where he works with Len Funk every week. Toni specialises in anaesthetising for trauma, orthopaedic, and day-surgery cases and now exclusively anaesthetises for upper limb surgery utilising regional techniques and nerve blocks whenever possible and appropriate.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (London) and until recently was the College Tutor for his department of 52 anaesthetists with responsibility for maintaining RCOA standards in training and education. Toni continues to play an active role in postgraduate anaesthetic training regularly lecturing throughout the North West region.
Toni is also a Consultant in Chronic Pain Management; he receives referrals from all other medical and surgical specialities with the majority of his patients presented by GPs, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Rheumatologists.
He is a member of the British Pain Society and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. In this field his special interests include Complex Regional Pain Syndromes (CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Sudecks atrophy), atypical facial pain, phantom limb pains and post surgical acute and chronic pains.
Over the years he produced a number of medico-legal reports, both in the pre and post Woolf periods. Toni attended a Bond Solon course on medical report writing and is fully aware of the changes brought about by Lord Woolf's reforms (April 1999).
- Dr Kalpesh Pandya
Kalpesh is an extremely experienced shoulder anaesthetist, working with Len at the Oaklands Hospital and Alexandra Hospital. He works on the NHS at Fairfield Hospital in Bury.
- Dr Anand Kulkarni
Anand has worked with Len for many years and does almost exclusively shoulder anaesthesia, both Privately and on the NHS. His NHS job is at Tameside General Hospital. Anand has also operated with Len oversees, doing live surgical teaching demonstrations.
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