Mr Aggarwal obtained his medical degree from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India, initially qualifying as a respiratory physician in 1997. He then developed an interest in anaesthetics and pain management, and after completing a postgraduate training program in the specialty, came over to the UK for further training. He gained advanced training in pain management at various distinguished centres of excellence, including Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.
He then completed a research fellowship program in neuromodulation and pain management from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, one of the largest centres in Europe for spinal cord stimulation implants. Mr Aggarwal then proceeded to take up the responsibilities of a consultant in pain management at Charing Cross Hospital, a renowned centre for neurosurgery with an excellent academic record, and part of the prestigious Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust.
Mr Aggarwal is committed to the study of pain- he is actively involved in audits and quality improvement projects in the hospital, and contributes to the education of advanced pain trainees. As part of his clinical practice at Charing Cross Hospital, other than performing procedures for pain patients, he took the initiative to set up and lead an opioid clinic for chronic pain patients at risk of substance abuse.
Mr Aggarwal’s areas of expertise include management of patients with sciatica pain, neuropathic pain (nerve Pain), complex regional pain syndrome, headaches, chronic back and neck pain of musculoskeletal and spinal origin and joint pains. He follows a comprehensive approach for the management of pain.
Mr Aggarwal is proficient in performing a variety of procedures under X-Ray and ultrasound guidance, ranging from nerve root, facet joint, sacroiliac joint, trigger point and epidural injections, as well as radiofrequency treatment for chronic neck, back, shoulder and knee pain, peripheral nerve blocks, capsaicin patch therapy for nerve pain and peripheral neuropathy, and Botox therapy for headaches, facial pain, back pain and neck pain. He can also perform advanced pain procedures including spinal cord stimulator implants and epidurolysis.