Dr Shefali Kadambande

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management


Professional profile

Dr Kadambande began her career in medicine in 1987 in Mumbai, India. Dr Kadambande was awarded the gold medal in her Diploma Anaesthesia exams and has been an academic achiever throughout her career.

Following her position as an anaesthetist at the renowned Tata Memorial Cancer Institute and as a lecturer in the teaching Grant medical college, she commenced her specialist training in the UK.

Dr Kadambande was one of the first trainees from Wales to be awarded the FFPMRCA from the Faculty of Pain Medicine. As a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a member of the Faculty of Pain medicine and British Pain society, she also features on the specialist register of the GMC.

Since 2010, she has been engaged as a consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the teaching University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and is used to dealing with complex chronic pain conditions.

Dr Kadambande is competent in treating a wide range of chronic pain conditions. Dr Kadambande is a firm believer in a patient-centred holistic approach to Pain management. She understands that chronic pain affects not just an individual but the family, work environment and their social lives.

Dr Kadambande is actively involved in medical education and simulation and has been the pain medicine educational supervisor in South Wales for 9 years. She currently leads the Qutenza clinic and Peripheral Neuromodulation first of their kind set up in South Wales for treating shingles pain, scar pain, post knee replacement pain, nerve pain.

Other interests include yoga, organic vegetable gardening, reading and travelling.

Dr Kadambande offers medication management, and several x-rays and ultrasound-guided injections in the spine, around nerves, muscle and joints.

She has a special interest in Facial pain, Headaches and has achieved success with Acupuncture and neuromodulation and Pelvic pain including Endometriosis and other causes.

Dr Kadambande has a keen interest in Neuropathic pain, Complex regional pain syndrome and Post-surgical pain, Back pain, Myofascial pain including Trigger points and Neuralgias and she offers innovative treatments including Qutenza patch application, Neuromodulation, and Steroid injections.

Dr Kadambande has eased the suffering of many arthritis affected patients with Radiofrequency denervation for pain arising from the Spine, Pelvis, Knee joints, Shoulder joint, Sacroiliac joints and also nerves.

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