Dr Balazs Bartos

Anaesthetist, pain physician


Dr Balazs Bartos, MD, is a consultant anaesthetist and pain physician. He completed his anaesthetic training in Hungary and has over 20 years of experience in anaesthesia and intensive care. In 2013, he completed a one-year training in pain medicine at the pain training centre of the West Midland rotation in Dudley, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Professor Jon Raphael. He gained experience in interventional as well as multidisciplinary pain management. After that, he worked as a locum consultant at Royal Devon University Hospital (formerly North Devon District Hospital) as an anaesthetist and pain physician. In 2017, he returned to Hungary and since then he has been working in Budapest at PSI Pain Clinic as well as at the Medical Centre of the Hungarian Defence Forces and later at Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Hospital, where he is the lead clinician of the chronic pain service. From 2018-2023 he worked at Saint Magdalena Private Hospital as a pain physician and anaesthetist. He is a member of the British Pain Society. He attended many courses in interventional pain management, mainly in the UK, and he was a member of faculties of international teaching courses in regional anaesthesia and interventional pain management. His main interest is ultrasound and X-ray guided interventional pain management in complex pain syndromes, low back pain, cervical pain, hip, knee, shoulder, and cancer pain, as well as the use of regenerative medicine in most of the above-mentioned conditions.


  • English
  • Hungarian

Conditions treated

  • Spinal degenerative diseases
  • Hip, knee, shoulder disorders


  • Regenerative medicine, Orthobiologics
  • Cryoablation, chemical neurolysis
  • Spinal degenerative diseases


  • Pain training 2013 – 2014, Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Specialist Training, 2000 – 2008, Budapest, Semmelweis University, Péterfy Sándor Hospital, Károlyi Sándor Hospital, Szent János Hospital
  • Primary Medical Training, 1994 – 2000, Budapest, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine

University and Hospital Positions Held

  • 2023- Consultant, PSI Pain Clinic, Budapest
  • 2022 – Consultant, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Hospital, Budapest
  • 2018-2023 Anaesthetist and Pain Physician, Szent Magdolna Private Hospital, Budapest
  • 2017-2021 Consultant, Hungarian Defence Forces, Medical Center
  • 2014 – 2013 Specialty Doctor, Royal Devon University Hospital, Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • 2010-2013 Specialty Doctor, Royal Devon University Hospital, Barnstaple, United Kingdom
  • 2008 – 2010 Specialty Doctor, Dudley Group of Hospitals, Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Certificates and awards

  • 2008 Specialist Certificate, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Professional Memberships

  • Hungarian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • British Pain Society
  • British Medical Association
  • European Society of Regional Anaesthesia


  • Lipopolysaccharide exposure makes allergic airway inflammation and hyper-responsiveness less responsive to dexamethasone and inhibition of iNOS, Clin Exp Allergy, 2006 Jul;36(7):951-9
  • Bacterial LPS interferes with late phase allergic airway response in mice, Tissue Antigens 2004;64:317-441

Books, book chapters

  • Ágnes Stogicza, Balázs Bartos, Maria Luz Padilla del Rey. Chapter 17: Ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve. In Alaa Abd el Sayed, Andrea Margaret Trescot: Peripheral nerve stimulation. A comprehensive guide. Elsevier 2022
  • Balázs Bartos, Ágnes Stogicza, Maria Luz Padilla del Rey. Chapter 18: Genitofemoral Nerve nerve. In Alaa Abd el Sayed, Andrea Margaret Trescot: Peripheral nerve stimulation. A comprehensive guide. Elsevier 2022

National and International Invitational Lectures

  • 05/2013 Practice of postoperative analgesia in the UK, MAITT FSZ
  • 03/2022 Paravertebral vs epidural analgesia, TISZA Annual Refresher Course, Szeged
  • 03/2023 Interventional treatment in cancer pain, KRKA Oncology Weekend, Budapest
  • 05/2023 Basics of Regenerative Medicine, MAITT FSZ, Siófok
  • 11/2023 Thoracic sonoanatomy and procedures, 38th EACTAIC Annual Meeting