Sydney Spine & Pain

Dr James Yu

Dr James Yu

Interventional Pain Specialist & Anaesthetist


Dr James Yu is an Australian trained Interventional and Medical Pain Specialist, and Consultant Anaesthetist.

About Me:

Dr James Yu is a highly experienced Interventional and Medical Pain Specialist who helps people that are suffering from chronic pain or post-surgical pain. He offers procedures that prevent the need for extensive surgery and approaches that reduce pharmacological therapy. He is also one of the first in New South Wales to be authorised to prescribe medical cannabis.

He was recently admitted to a Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice (an international organisation of interventional pain physicians) along with being appointed to the Faculty of Pain Medicine NSW Regional Committee.

Treatment Options:

Dr Yu works with a diverse team of professionals offering a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management and rehabilitation. This best-practice approach allows for superior outcomes as rarely is pain caused by one single ailment or condition. His team includes:

  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Dietitians

For chronic pain sufferers, when non-invasive case has failed, interventional treatment options include:

  • Spinal Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection
  • Radiofrequency (RF) treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
  • Medical Cannabis (GP referral needed)

Consulting Locations:

  • Hurstville (Waratah Private Hospital)
  • Darlinghurst (St Vincent’s Clinic)
  • Randwick (Prince of Wales Private Hospital)


MD, Doctor of Medicine
Fellow, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA)
Fellow, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FFPMANZCA)
Fellow, Interventional Pain Practice, World Institute of Pain (FIPP)

Fellowship Training

Anaesthetic fellowship at St George Hospital, Kogarah
Pain fellowship at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick
World Institute of Pain (FIPP) fellowship in Budapest

Area of Interest / Expertise

Neuropathic pain
Complex spinal pain
Persistent postoperative pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
Approved medical cannabis prescriber


Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM)
Australian Pain Society (APS)
Australian and New Zealand Collegae of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA)
Australian Medical Association (AMA)
International Neuromodulation Society (INS)
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
World Institute of Pain (WIP)
American Society of Regional Anaesthesia (ASRA)


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