Pain Care Centre at Pantai is devoted to providing treatments specially designed to help patients cope with the physical pain they experience. The clinic offers a wide range of pain therapies while specializing in a multimodal treatment of pain using lasers, physiotherapy, psychology, and pharmacology interventions. These are then combined with the latest interventional pain techniques that most effectively alleviate pain.
Founded by pain medicine specialist and anaesthetist Dr. Gopinathan Raju, the clinic has special interest in treating pain with spinal origin, pain as a cancer symptom, and joint-related pain. Dr. Gopi’s radical thoughts on pain make him an important proponent of specialty pain medicine in Malaysia, and through local and international lectures as well as social media, he hopes to create awareness about the importance of pain therapy.
<p>Dr. Gopinathan Raju is a resident consultant anaesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur and PainCare Centre in Malaysia. He has special interests in interventional pain management and treatment of chronic neck and back pain using nonsurgical methods. He has more than 15 years of specialist practice experience. </p> <p>He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at Manipal University in India, Masters of Medicine in Anaesthesiology at the University of Malaya, and fellowship in pain medicine and certificate in advanced training in pain medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Australia. </p> <p>Prior to joining PainCare Centre and Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, he was a medical offer for the department of anaesthesiology at Hospital Melaka and clinical specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Hospital Ampang. He was also a pain fellow at Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre (Australia) and Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane. Dr. Raju was also a visiting consultant at Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu. </p> <p>He has published his work on spinal anaesthesia, cystic hygroma and mucopolysaccharidosis, and opioid usage in chronic non-cancer pain in the ASEAN Journal of Anaesthesiology, the Medical Journal of Malaysia, and British Journal of Anaesthesia.</p>