CANCER PAIN SPECIALIST
DR VAHID MOHABBATI
FAChPM FFPMANZCA FRACGP MD
Dr Vahid Mohabbati initially trained as an Emergency Physician. Dr Mohabbati attained a fellowship and then developed an interest in managing chronic and complex disease conditions and furthered his training in Pain Medicine. He commenced his Postgraduate Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and completed his Pain fellowship in Sydney at Westmead and Nepean hospitals. This was followed by dual training in Palliative Medicine to attain further knowledge and increased understanding of cancer pain and best supportive care of patients with terminal disease. He completed his training in Sydney at Royal Prince Alfred and Concord hospitals, Sydney West Cancer Network and Hammond Care (Neringah, Greenwich and Royal North Shore hospitals). Dr Mohabbati was awarded a Fellowship in Pain Medicine in 2014 and a fellowship in Palliative Medicine in 2015.
Dr Mohabbati is an AMO Pain and Palliative Medicine consultant at Sydney Adventist Hospital. Previously Dr Mohabbati worked as a consultant Staff Specialist at Royal Prince Alfred, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Liverpool hospitals.
Specialising in both pain and palliative medicine, Dr Mohabbati is a Pain Interventionist and uses a wide variety of modalities to alleviate pain and minimise discomfort for his patients. Traditionally cancer pain has been treated with pharmacotherapy only. Dr Mohabbati utilises modern techniques and interventional modalities to enhance complex pain management in his Cancer Pain Clinic at NHOG. He uses various pain interventions including nerve blocks, regional anaesthesia, radiofrequency lesioning and spinal implants (intrathecal pumps, spinal cord stimulators, DRG and peripheral nerve stimulators).
Dr Mohabbati is a Sydney University and University of NSW Clinical Lecturer and has a commitment to ongoing teaching, education and research. He is a college examiner. He has presented at international and national conferences and seminars and has received an outstanding speaker award. He has published in reputable journals.
Other areas of interest in non-cancer pain include acute pain, chronic-non-cancer-pain, neuropathic pain, CRPS, chronic headaches and migraines and musculoskeletal pain.
- Treatment and management of cancer-related pain
- Various pain interventional modalities
- Palliative Medicine
- Non-cancer pain treatment and management
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