Dr Ganesan Baranidharan



GMC number: 5194465

Practicing since: 2006



Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday evening
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0113 388 2067


Dr G Baranidharan is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Leeds. He completed his UG from Madras Medical College and his anaesthesia and Pain Medicine training from Yorkshire Deanery and McMaster University, Canada. 

He is active in research and teaching. Most of his research activities are on Neuropathic pain and Neuromodulation. He has a special interest in managing pain of visceral origin. He has had a significant contribution in developing a National Neuromodulation Database for the United Kingdom. He is the past Regional Advisor for Pain Medicine in Yorkshire and also teaches in various courses nationally and internationally. He has successfully run his annual cadaver workshop in Leeds for the last 12 years. He is Elected President of NSUKI, elected Board member and Examiner for the Faculty of Pain Medicine. He enjoys cycling, running, cricket and badminton in his spare time. 

Find out more about Dr Barandiharan: www.leedspainclinic.com

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

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Special interests

  • Spinal Pain
  • Spinal Injections (Nerve root, Facet)
  • Denervation
  • Nucleoplasty
  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)
  • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimualtion
  • Occipital Nerve stimulation for Headache
  • Visceral Pain
  • Chronic pain

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).

Languages spoken

English and Tamil

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Ganesan Baranidharan at Nuffield Health

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

Locations Dr Ganesan Baranidharan works with

Related experience


Very active in research and have multiple projects running with regular publications. Read more about Dr Barandiharan's research.


  • Royal College of Anaesthesia
  • The Pain Society of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Neuromodulation Society of UK and Ireland
  • General Medical Council

Other post held

  • Consultant in Pain Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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
  • Aetna
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa Global
  • Childsure
  • Cigna International
  • ESMI
  • Freedom Health
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healthcare RM
  • HealthFund
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Police Mutual
  • SecureHealth
  • Standard Life
  • Tesco Bank
  • Westfield 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.