Dr Arvin Rodrigues

Qualifications

MBBS, MSc, MD

GMC number: 6079103

Practicing since: 2001

Specialties

Clinical Neurophysiology

Consultation times

  • Bi Weekly Friday 16:00 - 20:00
  • GP letter of referral is required
  • Overview

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About

Dr. Rodrigues is a Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist and Clinical Epileptologist. He undertakes nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) tests. Common indications for these include carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression across the elbow, peripheral neuropathy and cervical radiculopathies. Dr Rodrigues also undertakes injection therapy for dystonia. He also has trained staff that can record brain activity (EEG) and he then analyses the data. The EEG is often useful in confirming or excluding a diagnosis of epilepsy.

Nerve conduction studies involve electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves and an analysis of the recorded responses. EMG involves an analysis of muscle activity with a needle inserted into it.

Dr. Rodrigues undertook his specialist training in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm and did a fellowship in epilepsy at Kings College Hospital in London. He is currently a member of the Royal College of Physicians (London), British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and International League Against Epilepsy.

He currently works part time at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and in private practice in hospitals and GP clinics across the north- west. He has held a substantive Consultant post at Walton Centre Foundation Trust. Besides clinical work, Dr. Rodrigues teaches medical students, registrars and technical staff. He has been active in epilepsy research in the past.

Other interests

Nerve conduction studies, electromyography, single fibre studies.

Personal interests

In his free time he enjoys sports and travelling. He used to be a keen cricket player and has more recently taken up tennis.

Languages spoken

English

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Arvin Rodrigues at Nuffield Health

  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation

Locations Dr Arvin Rodrigues works with

Related experience

Research

Epilepsy.

Memberships

  • British Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
  • International League Against Epilepsy
  • Ordem dos Medicos
  • Swedish Medical Association

Other post held

  • Consultant Neurophysiologist, Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital, Chester
  • Consultant Neurophysiologist, Walton Centre NHS Trust Liverpool

Declaration

Dr Arvin Rodrigues does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Arvin Rodrigues has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Dr Arvin Rodrigues is legally obliged to inform you that he owns the nerve conduction equipment used at the Nuffield Hospital Chester.

Dr Arvin Rodrigues does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.