Dr Serge Nikolic

MD, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Consultant in Pain Medicine

Special Interests:
  • Spinal Pain management, in particular, cervical pain with or without brachialgia.
  • Neuromodulation – spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Headaches
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain

Synopsis

Dr Nikolic is a Consultant in Pain Medicine.

He offers an individually-tailored, holistic service

that includes interventional pain management,

Dr Nikolic is a Consultant in Pain Medicine. He offers an individually-tailored, holistic service that includes interventional pain management,

analgesia optimisation and comprehensive rehabilitation and psychological support when appropriate.
Dr Nikolic works closely with a team of specialists who are experts in their fields (physiotherapists, osteopaths, vocational rehabilitation specialists/occupational therapists and clinical psychologists).

Dr Nikolic’s NHS base is St Bartholomew’s Hospital and his main private consulting rooms are at the London Bridge Hospital, although he has admitting rights to and work in most private hospitals within London.

He offers a service of the highest clinical standard that is firmly founded on the principles of evidence-based medicine.

The main interventions performed by Dr Nikolic include: diagnostic/therapeutic facet joint/medial branch blocks, radiofrequency treatment (rhyzotomy) to dorsal ramii – denervation procedures, pulsed radiofrequency treatment to nerve roots, trunks and peripheral nerves, sympathetic blocks with or without radiofrequency treatment, neuroaxial injections in particular cervical dorsal root infiltration/transforaminal injection, percutaneous spinal cord stimulation, Botox® injection therapy for migraines/headaches and myofascial pain amongst others.

History

Dr Nikolic qualified in Medicine from Medical School, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1992. He later moved to London and became a Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2007.

Dr Nikolic continues to be involved in teaching and research, ensuring his professional knowledge and skills are constantly kept up to date and reflect the latest developments in the field of Interventional Pain Medicine. He has contributed to many published articles on various aspects of Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation and is currently participating in the international multicentre research project on Multifidus Stimulation.

Publications

Cervical mengigeoma in a patient with lumbar pain: a case report.
Fayaz A, Nikolic S
JOOPM, 2014, Volume 1, Number 3
Effect of a fixed dose opioid agonist/antagonist on constipation in patients on long term opioids for non-malignant pain unable to tolerate laxatives.
Mehta V, Alawad S, Kuravinakop S, Nikolic S
Pain Physician 2014; 17:415-424
Hutchison’s Clinical Methods – Chapter: Pain – assessment and management.
Gallagher J, Nikolic S, Hutchison R et al.
Published in 2007
Transdermal delivery of drugs.
Nikolic S, Armstrong P, Gallagher J, Langford R.
Published in 2006

International Presentations

North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) , USA, 2014
Precision Spectra Illumina 3D algorithm in SCS: Impact of MICC technology through the Focus feature – UK Study.
Nikolic S
A national survey of use of anticoagulants in chronic pain patients undergoing chronic pain DSU procedures. Liverpool, UK, April 2008
BPS Annual meeting
Nikolic S
A prospective, randomised, double blind, double-dummy, placebo-controlled trial to assess the respiratory effects of buprenorphine versus morphine in anaesthetised patients. Plymouth, UK, April 2008
Anaesthetic Research Society
Nikolic S