Dr Maissara Al-Rikabi

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia

Maissara Al-Rikabi

Dr Al-Rikabi is an experienced Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia who provides expert evidence in civil proceedings.

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Dr Maissara Al-Rikabi is an experienced Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at Kings College Hospitals Foundation Trust. He is an expert with 22 years of experience, including international experience in complex chronic pain cases including shoulder, hip, knee and ankle pain, radiculopathy pain, headaches and migraines, abdomen and pelvic pain, cervical, thoracic and lower back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, whiplash and personal injury claim cases in the workplace and following road traffic accidents. He has a special interest in radiofrequency denervation interventional procedures for chronic pain, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures for spinal fractures, neuromodulation including spinal and peripheral nerve stimulation, failed back surgery syndrome and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for chronic pain and aesthetic medicine. He has extensive experience as an expert in anaesthesia for paediatric and adult patients, specialising in major trauma, orthopaedics, cardiothoracic anaesthesia, neuroanaesthesia, Urology, ENT, Colorectal, Maxillofacial, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr Al-Rikabi graduated from medical school in 1999. Following his training he has gained international experience working in both pain medicine and anaesthesia in Canada, Middle East, Belgium, Ireland, the USA and the U.K. He achieved both the Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) and the Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist degrees in the USA.

He provides expert evidence in civil proceedings for claimants, defendants and the courts.

Experience of giving evidence

Dr Al-Rikabi has experience of providing reports for clinical negligence and personal injury cases since 2014, preparing reports on behalf of claimants, defendants and the courts. He has completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness programme, which included modules in Excellence in Report Writing, Courtroom skills, Cross Examination and Civil Law and Procedure in England and Wales. He is listed on the register of Expert Witnesses.

Cases undertaken

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Personal Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Road Traffic accidents
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Anaesthetic complications following Spinal or Epidural
  • Cervical and lower lumbar back pain
  • Clinical negligence and breach of duty in anaesthesia cases
  • Complications following pain interventional procedures

Specialist assessments offered

Dr Al-Rikabi specialises in the management of acute and chronic pain with specialist interest in complex regional pain syndrome, post amputation pain and phantom limb pain, abdomen and pelvic pain, cervical, thoracic and lower back pain and whiplash injuries. He provides assessment for clinical negligence and personal injury cases.

He is an advanced specialist in ultrasound guided interventional procedures including Diagnostic/Therapeutic Facet/Medial Branch Blocks for Neck, Thoracic and Lower Back Pain, Radiofrequency Denervation to Medial Branch Blocks; Nerve Roots and Peripheral Nerves, Neuraxial blocks: Caudal; Interlaminar Epidural and Transforaminal Epidural, Botox injections for Myofascial Muscular Pain and Migraines, Regional Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Sympathetic Blocks, Shoulder; Hip; Elbow and Knee Injections, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Chronic Pain and Aesthetic Medicine.

Publications

Dr Al-Rikabi has delivered Oral presentations at national and international conferences relating to complex regional pain syndrome, post-surgical pain, clinical negligence and breach of duty in anaesthesia cases.

Availability

Dr Al-Rikabi has good availability on weekdays and weekends and offers client examinations in Kent and London. He is able to offer face to face or remote assessments. He is able to travel to other locations where required.

 

Qualifications & Professional memberships

  • MBChB Baghdad University Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 1999
  • MCC
  • FCAI
  • AFRCA
  • EDAIC
  • EDPM
  • FIPP (USA)
  • CIPS (USA)

Memberships

  • RCoA UK
  • General Medical Counci
  • CAI (FCAI)
  • ESF (EDAIC) Belgium European Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
  • WIP (FIPP) Member-FIPP USA World Institution of Pain/ Fellowship
  • EPF (EDPM) European Pain Federation Belgium
  • ICS Membership UK British Intensive Care Society
  • WAPMU Member of the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography USA
  • SIS Member of Spine Intervention Society
  • ASRA Member of American Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • CUBS Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate
  • American Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice Ultrasound CIPS (USA)
  • American Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice Fluoroscope FIPP (USA)
  • European Federation Diploma in pain medicine (Belgium) EFIC
  • European Pain Diploma of acute and chronic pain Part 1 Switzerland
  • Fellowship Of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland FCAI (Dublin)
  • European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Part 2 (Vienna, Austria)
  • European Diploma of Anaesthesia Part1 Basic and Clinical (Liège, Belgium)
  • Fellow Obstetric and Pain management Anaesthesia, Dublin/ Ireland
  • Specialist Training in Anaesthesia, ICU and pain- Liege, Belgium
  • Certificate of Registration Medical Council of Canada LMCC
  • Medical License Bridging Program, University of Ottawa

 

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