Dr Wei Lan


Name: Dr Wei Lan

Title: Doctor, Consultant in Pain Medicine

Education / Credentials / Qualifications:      


Speciality / Department:

Consultant in Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine Unit


  • Public Clinic: Pain Medicine Unit, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Old Blackrock Road, Cork

                        Tel: 021 492 6328

                        Fax: 021 492 6170

  • Private Clinic: Suite 1.9, Consultants Private Clinic, Cork University Hospital, Bishopstown Road, Wilton, Cork.

                         Tel: 089 9645275   

                         Fax: 021 494 1331        

                         Email: DRLAN@CUHCPC.IE          

Special Interests:

  • Cervical discogenic pain and headaches, Occipital Neuralgia
  • Cervical facet pain syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Shoulder pain
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Upper limb and lower limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Thoracic facet pain syndrome, Chest wall pain
  • Pelvic pain syndrome
  • Coccygodynia
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Testicular pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Diabetic polyneuropathy
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Chronic lower back pain: lumbar facet pain syndrome, sacroiliac pain syndrome, prarspinal muscle pain syndrome
  • Piriformis pain syndrome
  • Lumbar discogenic pain
  • Nerve root impingement syndrome, sciatica pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain
  • Plantar fasciitis pain
  • Interventional procedures for cancer pain

Interventional pain procedures

X-Ray guided procedures

  • Facet joint injections (cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine areas)
  • Selective nerve root injections
  • Epidural injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Hip joint injections
  • Knee joint injections
  • Intercostal nerve blocks
  • Ganglion Impar block
  • Lumbar sympathetic plexus blocks
  • Pudendal nerve block
  • Piriformis muscle injection

Ultrasound guided procedures

  • Trigger point injections to muscular structures, tendons and nerve fibers
  • Botox injections to muscular structures and soft tissues
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Shoulder joint injections
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Genicular nerve injections for osteoarthritis of knee

Advanced procedures

  • Pulsed radiofrequency treatment of facet joints medial branch nerves, peripheral nerve fibers and selected nerve roots
  • Radiofrequency thermal lesioning denervation treatment (Rhizotomy) of facet joints medial branch nerves
  • Sacroiliac joints denervation
  • RACZ procedure (Epiduralysis) in lumbar spine

Professional Experience / Previous Hospitals:

  • UCC MD graduate.
  • Medical training and higher specialist training in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain medicine in Ireland through the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland.  Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 2014. 
  • Two fellowships in Pain Medicine in King’s College Hospital, London in 2015 and The Royal London Hospital, London, U.K. in 2016. 

Year became Consultant in South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital: 2019  

Membership in professional/scientific societies:

  • Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice, World Institute of Pain
  • Irish Pain Society
  • British Pain Society
  • Fellow of College of Anaesthetists of Ireland
  • Irish Society of Regional Anaesthesia
  • European Society of Anaesthesiology
  • The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy
  • The Association of Anaesthetist of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Irish Hospital Consultants Association
  • International Anaesthesia Research Society

Academic Committee Activities:

  • Director and Clinical Lead, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Forum Cork          

Click here for a list of Dr Lan's Publications

Click here for list of Pain Medicine Department publications

Other general information:                                                 

Research interests:

  • The uses and effects of psychotherapy and music in chronic non cancer pain patients.     
  • The use of Platelets Rich Plasma in Sport Injury and Chronic Pain Medicine.
  • Psychological assessment of patient prior to interventional pain relief procedures.

Research in Progress:

  • Psychological assessment of patient prior to interventional pain relief procedures.
  • The European Federation of Pain (EFIC) Pain-Out Project - Cork University Hospital, Mallow General Hospital.
Page last updated: 12/08/2021

South Infirmary

Victoria University Hospital

A teaching hospital

of University College Cork