Pain Doctor St Josephs Hospital in Newport

Who is Dr Ivanova-Stoilova?

Dr Tzvetanka Ivanova-Stoilova is a Consultant in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

Since 1994, Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has lived in Wales. She has completed the postgraduate training in anaesthesia and became a Consultant/Director of Chronic Pain Clinic in 1999. She is one of the very few full-time consultants in pain medicine in Wales.

Pain Doctor St Josephs Hospital in Newport

Who is Dr Ivanova-Stoilova?

Dr Tzvetanka Ivanova-Stoilova is a Consultant in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Since 1994, Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has lived in Wales. She has completed the postgraduate training in anaesthesia and became a Consultant/Director of Chronic Pain Clinic in 1999. She is one of the very few full-time consultants in pain medicine in Wales.

Her expertise in diagnosis and management of patients with complex pain conditions while in hospital and as outpatients is very much sought after. She has got a formidable reputation in tireless and devoted work for her patients and her colleagues comment about her as being an asset to the hospital.

Since 1999 Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has established a private clinic in St Joseph’s Hospital for patients referred from GPs or hospital specialists.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova is very highly respected and trusted by her patients, some of whom come back to see her for her expertise and guidance year after year.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova’s clinic welcomes patients with all types of chronic or recurrent pain. Her specific expertise has proven very helpful for patients with post-surgical pain on the face, sinuses, neck, spine, abdomen, pelvis, upper and lower limbs.

She deals with patients with medically unexplained pain who might have been to various specialists and clinics for years.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has established a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with primary widespread pain such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Her clinic welcomes patients with medical conditions such as post-stroke, severe osteoarthritis, osteoporosis with fractures of the spine with resultant intractable pain.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova looks after women with chronic pain conditions during conception, pregnancy, after childbirth and early parenthood.

She has a special interest in helping patients with diabetic neuropathies to halt the progression of the neuropathic disease and avoid ulcerations and amputations.

She treats pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, slipped intervertebral discs, radiculopathy, facet joints and sacroiliac joints’ pain, as well as visceral and pelvic pain and complex regional pain syndrome.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova carries out the full range of local anaesthetic interventions on the spine- facet joint, sacroiliac joint injections, spinal nerve blocks, caudal, lumbar and cervical epidurals.

She is one of the few consultants in Wales who performs autonomic blocks – lumbar sympathetic, coeliac plexus, greater splanchnic nerves block.

She offers myofascial blocks to the iliopsoas muscle, piriformis, quadratus lumborum and other muscles.

She also performs NICE recommended radiofrequency denervation for facet, sacroiliac joints blocks.

She is the first pain specialist in Wales to conduct radiofrequency treatment of the sensory nerves of the knees for patients with poor outcome after knee replacement or with osteoarthritis.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova also offers botulinum toxin treatment for myofascial pain and localised neuropathic pain.

Over the years, she has arranged annual educational seminars with lectures, quiz and exercise programme for diabetic patients which proved to be very popular.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova always approaches her patient’s condition holistically. She combines pharmacological and injection treatment with advice on lifestyle, diet and arranges individual exercise or rehabilitation programme.

She has prepared many reports to be served to Courts in her role as a medico-legal expert in high volume multi-track complex pain cases.

Her expertise in diagnosis and management of patients with complex pain conditions while in hospital and as outpatients is very much sought after. She has got a formidable reputation in tireless and devoted work for her patients and her colleagues comment about her as being an asset to the hospital.

Since 1999 Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has established a private clinic in St Joseph’s Hospital for patients referred from GPs or hospital specialists.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova is very highly respected and trusted by her patients, some of whom come back to see her for her expertise and guidance year after year.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova’s clinic welcomes patients with all types of chronic or recurrent pain. Her specific expertise has proven very helpful for patients with post-surgical pain on the face, sinuses, neck, spine, abdomen, pelvis, upper and lower limbs.

She deals with patients with medically unexplained pain who might have been to various specialists and clinics for years.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has established a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with primary widespread pain such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Her clinic welcomes patients with medical conditions such as post-stroke, severe osteoarthritis, osteoporosis with fractures of the spine with resultant intractable pain.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova looks after women with chronic pain conditions during conception, pregnancy, after childbirth and early parenthood.

She has a special interest in helping patients with diabetic neuropathies to halt the progression of the neuropathic disease and avoid ulcerations and amputations.

She treats pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, slipped intervertebral discs, radiculopathy, facet joints and sacroiliac joints’ pain, as well as visceral and pelvic pain and complex regional pain syndrome.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova carries out the full range of local anaesthetic interventions on the spine- facet joint, sacroiliac joint injections, spinal nerve blocks, caudal, lumbar and cervical epidurals.

She is one of the few consultants in Wales who performs autonomic blocks – lumbar sympathetic, coeliac plexus, greater splanchnic nerves block.

She offers myofascial blocks to the iliopsoas muscle, piriformis, quadratus lumborum and other muscles.

She also performs NICE recommended radiofrequency denervation for facet, sacroiliac joints blocks.

She is the first pain specialist in Wales to conduct radiofrequency treatment of the sensory nerves of the knees for patients with poor outcome after knee replacement or with osteoarthritis.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova also offers botulinum toxin treatment for myofascial pain and localised neuropathic pain.

Over the years, she has arranged annual educational seminars with lectures, quiz and exercise programme for diabetic patients which proved to be very popular.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova always approaches her patient’s condition holistically. She combines pharmacological and injection treatment with advice on lifestyle, diet and arranges individual exercise or rehabilitation programme.

She has prepared many reports to be served to Courts in her role as a medico-legal expert in high volume multi-track complex pain cases.

  • Dr Ivanova-Stoilova is a consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • She is a director of PAMIR Pain Management Clinic in St Joseph’s Hospital
  • She is a Course Director of Postgraduate Diploma in Pain Management for University of South Wales
  • She is a Clinical Teacher with Cardiff School of Medicine
  • She is a member of the editorial board of Pain Concern
  • Medically unexplained complex pain syndromes
  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Recurrent chronic pain from spinal and extra-spinal sites
  • Male and female pelvic pain
  • Complex abdominal pain

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has been awarded a price “Great women of the 21st century” by the American Bibliographic Institute in 2005.

She has won many prizes for her poster presentations on the Welsh Pain Society annual scientific meetings, prizes from Research and Development scientific meetings of the Health Board.

In 2008 she was awarded a prize form the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board for going the “Extra mile” for her work with patients with diabetic neuropathies.

In 2017 she was nominated by her patient for ‘Patient choice award’.

In 2018 she was nominated for two awards: ‘Going the extra mile’ by her team and ‘Patient’s choice award’.

In 2016 Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has been elected a Member of Honour to the Bulgarian Society for the Study of Pain for her contribution to the affirmation of the society, the establishment of teaching programmes and pain service developments.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, including chapters in reference textbooks. She lectures nationally on pain management topics for GPs, hospital consultants, medical professionals and trainees.

She lectures internationally on novel treatments and applications of radiofrequency ablation, medically unexplained pain syndromes, managing the complex patients with diabetic neuropathies.

  • Dr Ivanova-Stoilova is a consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • She is a director of PAMIR Pain Management Clinic in St Joseph’s Hospital
  • She is a Course Director of Postgraduate Diploma in Pain Management for University of South Wales
  • She is a Clinical Teacher with Cardiff School of Medicine
  • She is a member of the editorial board of Pain Concern
  • Medically unexplained complex pain syndromes
  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Recurrent chronic pain from spinal and extra-spinal sites
  • Male and female pelvic pain
  • Complex abdominal pain

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has been awarded a price “Great women of the 21st century” by the American Bibliographic Institute in 2005.

She has won many prizes for her poster presentations on the Welsh Pain Society annual scientific meetings, prizes from Research and Development scientific meetings of the Health Board.

In 2008 she was awarded a prize form the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board for going the “Extra mile” for her work with patients with diabetic neuropathies.

In 2017 she was nominated by her patient for ‘Patient choice award’.

In 2018 she was nominated for two awards: ‘Going the extra mile’ by her team and ‘Patient’s choice award’.

In 2016 Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has been elected a Member of Honour to the Bulgarian Society for the Study of Pain for her contribution to the affirmation of the society, the establishment of teaching programmes and pain service developments.

Dr Ivanova-Stoilova has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, including chapters in reference textbooks. She lectures nationally on pain management topics for GPs, hospital consultants, medical professionals and trainees.

She lectures internationally on novel treatments and applications of radiofrequency ablation, medically unexplained pain syndromes, managing the complex patients with diabetic neuropathies.