Dr Ganesan Baranidharan


MB BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, PG Dip (anaes)

GMC number: 5194465

Practicing since: 2006



Consultation times

  • Weekly Tuesday evening
  • Overview

Or call us on

0113 388 2067


Dr Barandiharan completed his training as an anaesthetist in the Yorkshire Deanery and spent a year in Canada doing a pain fellowship. 

He has been a consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine since 2006.  Most of his pain practice evolves around precision spinal diagnosis in identifying the pain generator and treating this appropriately. 

He also works very closely with spinal and neurosurgeons in treating spinal pain. He has a special interest in managing visceral pain including pelvic pain and currently practices most of the interventional pain procedures with good audited results. He also teaches these on his cadaver workshop.

Dr Barandiharan specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

Other interests

Low back pain, Neck pain, Visceral pain, Neuropathic pain and other chronic pain conditions

For low back and neck pain

Precision diagnosis (to find the pain generator), therapeutic injections into spine such as epidural, selective nerve root injection, facet injections, radio frequency ablation, percutaneous discectomy (nucleoplasty), vertebroplasty, neuromodulation (spinal column stimulation)

Dr Baranidharan also practices sympathetic blocks and various other treatments for visceral pain, head ache, post operative scar pain and neuropathic pain (nerve pain).

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Ganesan Baranidharan at Nuffield Health

  • Vertebroplasty
  • Epidural injection for pain relief
  • Facet joint injections
  • X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection

Locations Dr Ganesan Baranidharan works with

Related experience


  • S-LANSS validation for neuropathic pain referral to secondary care
  • RCT on using Nucleoplasty to treat spinal pain
  • Neuromodulation for visceral pain


  • Royal College of Anaesthesia
  • British Pain Society
  • Neuromodulation Society
  • International Spine Intervention Society

Other post held

  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds General Infirmary
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leeds University

Insurers Dr Ganesan Baranidharan works with

Dr Ganesan Baranidharan works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

Dr Ganesan Baranidharan does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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