Best Pain Clinic in India

Daradia is a pain management clinic and hospital in Kolkata that received the “Best Pain Clinic” in India award from the Indian chapter of the International Association of Pain and the “Excellence in Pain Practice” award by the World Institute of Pain first time in Asia in 2010.

It is not just the best pain management clinic in Kolkata or the best pain management hospital in Kolkata, it is the best pain clinic in the country. We received the “Best Pain Clinic” award from ISSP, the Indian chapter of IASP. We also received “Excellence in Pain Practice” by the World Institute of Pain in 3 categories for quality pain practice, research & training for the first time in the whole of Asia. Our director has authored several books on pain management for doctors.

In Bengali ‘DARADIA’ means one who is compassionate & feels others’ pain. We have the facilities of diagnosis, treatment, research & training (pain management fellowship).

We offer treatment headaches, spine pain like neck pain & back painknee paincancer pain, shoulder pain etc. due to migrainetrigeminal neuralgiaarthritisslipped discspondylosis, or neuro spine-related diseases. We use advanced procedures like, Ozone Nucleolysis,  Radio-Frequency procedures, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Endoscopic DiscectomyVertebroplasty, intrathecal pump etc. 


When was DARADIA founded?

The meaning of ‘DARADIA’ in Bengali is one who is compassionate & feels others’ pain. Daradia: The Pain Clinic1 is a pain management clinic for the treatment of patients suffering from pain, research in pain management, training of physicians in pain management, and offering pain management fellowships to physicians. It had been founded and registered in Sept 2008 in Kolkata, India and it had been inaugurated by Commissioner of Police of Kolkata Gautam Mohan Chakraborty at that time.

It was founded by Pain Physician Dr Gautam Das2 who had vast experience in practicing pain over a decade at the time of opening this clinic. The clinic was initially established with two daycare beds at Ultadanga, Kolkata and later it had its own fully functioning pain management hospital with 12 beds in 2018. A fully functioning dedicated pain management hospital with in-patients’ beds was the first time in India that point of time.

Facilities of treatment & areas of experience

Daradia has facilities of all modern interventional pain management. Daradia offers treatment of different types headaches, spinal pain like neck pain or back pain, knee pain, cancer pain, shoulder pain, nerve pain etc. due to migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, arthritis, herniated disc , spondylosis, etc. I uses advanced procedures like, Ozone Nucleolysis, Radio-Frequency procedures (all RF procedures like conventional, bipolar, pulsed and cooled radiofrequency), spinal cord Stimulation, Endoscopic Discectomy, Epiduroscopy, Cryoablation or cryoneurolysis, Vertebroplasty, intrathecal pump, etc.

This pain clinic is the pioneer of the many treatment procedures in India and popularized those in India. The patient involves this pain clinic from everywhere the country and lots of other countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE, Kuwait, etc.

Facilities of Research

Facilities of training of Doctors

Daradia has trained more than a thousand pain physicians from all over the globe.

  • Doctors came here from 41 countries like USA, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt, Bangladesh, etc. They attended many short pain management courses or pain management fellowship programs organized in association with Aesculap Academy5.
  • Some workshops were affiliated with international organizations just like the World Institute of Pain or the International Association for Study of Pain.
  • Benny Malakoane, health minister of Free State (one state of South Africa ) of South Africa came to Kolkata in 2015 for pain management training. He appreciated and recommended Gautam Das and Daradia: The Pain Clinic6 for the training of doctors in pain management.
  • It features a skill development lab where there are indigenously made simulation models. These give excellent hands-on experiences to the course participants for learning difficult interventional pain management procedures.
  • Daradia has organized various short workshops with other medical colleges and international conferences in Kolkata and various other cities of India. During the Covid era, Daradia has started an online fellowship in pain management7 in association with Aesculap Academy, aside from its one-year fellowship.

About our founder

Dr Gautam Das was an anesthesiologist and pain physician, but gradually he left anesthesia practice and have become a full-time pain physician. After more than 10 years of practice in pain management, he started Daradia Pain Clinic and began the treatment of patients, and began training physicians.


Publications of Gautam Das

Contributions Gautam Das as teacher and exeminer

  • He’s visiting faculty at R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata;
  • Adjunct faculty at Dutta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra.
  • He’s the examiner of the FIPP examination by the World Institute of Pain, and in Indian Universities for pain management examination.
  • Dr Das has been invited at various national and international conferences in India and abroad as a keynote speaker and delivered thousands of lectures on various aspects of pain management.
  • He was invited as chief instructor and workshop coordinator at pain management workshops conducted 3 times a year from 2011 to 2018 at Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia.

Positions held

  • Dr Gautam Das was the chairman of the India, Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka chapters of the planet Institute of Pain from 2007 to 2012.
  • Dr Das was the editor-in-chief of the Indian Journal of Pain from 2012 to 2015.
  • He was president of the Indian Society for Study of Pain 2018-19.

About Chief Pain Physician at Daradia Dr Sushpa Das MBBS, MD, FIPP, CIPS










World Institute of Pain, USA





World Institute of Pain, USA


PhD in Pain Medicine Continuing PhD



Daradia The Pain Clinic under Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences



Fellowship in MSK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine



Daradia: The Pain Clinic, Kolkata


Daradia Pain Foundation



  • Working as regular faculty of Aesculap Academy pain management courses at Daradia Pain Clinic Kolkata, training in theoretical and practical aspects of Pain Medicine.
  • Consultant (Pain Medicine) – Daradia Pain Hospital, Kolkata / Apollo Clinic, Barasat, Kolkata


  • Working as regular faculty at Aesculap Academy Pain Medicine Courses since Aug 2022 till date
  • Worked as an instructor at the cadaver workshop at the Ramaiah Center for advanced learning, organized by the International Society for MSK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine 2-3 April 2023
  • Worked as faculty and instructor at Hands-on Workshop on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound & C-arm guided Pain Interventions on 24-26th May in Kolkata


  • Internship B R Singh Hospital from 2015 to 2016
  • Worked as a junior resident at Daradia The pain clinic from 2016-17
  • Did fellowship in pain and residency at Daradia The Pain Clinic 2017-2019
  • Worked as a resident at Sri Balaji Medical College during MD Anesthesia (2019-2022)
  • Consultant Pain Medicine – Daradia Pain Hospital, Kolkata 2022 – Present
  • PhD scholar at Daradia Pain Clinic under Datta Meghe Institute of higher education University 2022 – 2025


  • Accidental subdural placement of the needle in a patient undergoing cervical epidural steroid injection- a case report- 9 Sept- 2022, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Cryoneurolysis of genicular nerve in osteoarthritis of knee – Annual conference of Indian Society for Study of Pain, 5th Feb 2023 Amritsar, India
  • A novel technique in ultrasound-guided intraarticular injection in the knee 1st April 2023 Bengaluru, India


  • Won 1st prize in quiz competition organized by the Indian Society for the Study of Pain WB branch in 2023 19th March
  • First in Podium presentation at International Conference on MSK Ultrasound in Pain by International Society for MSK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine on 31st March 2023


Reviewer and editorial board member of “Journal on MSK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine”, Official publication of the International Society for MSK Ultrasound in Pain Medicine


  • Das, Gautam; Surange, Pankaj1; Dutta, Debjyoti; Tople, Jeshnu Prakash; Das, Suspa. Consensus on Evidence and Experience: Future Road Map for Framing Indian Journal of Pain 33(1):p 3-9, May–

Aug 2018. | DOI: 10.4103/ijpn.ijpn_15_19

  • Gautam Das, Debjyoti Dutta, Chinmoy Roy, Suspa Das. Can platelet-rich plasma injection help avoid replacement surgery in osteoarthritis of the knee? Journal on Recent Advances in Pain, 2019, 5, (1):p 13-15 | DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10046-0124
  • Jeshnu P Tople, Gautam Das, Suspa A case report on radiating low back pain and space-occupying lesion. Journal on Recent Advances in Pain, 2019, Volume 5, Issue 1 [p. 27-28] DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10046- 0126
  • Subhra D Mistry, Dipasri Bhattacharya, Suspa Das, Gautam Das. Comparative study of post-injection pain in superolateral vs. inferolateral approach in platelet-rich plasma injection for osteoarthritis of knee: A retrospective Journal on Recent Advances in Pain, 2018, Volume 4, Issue 3 [p. 96-99] | DOI: 10.5005/jp- journals-10046-0117
  • Suspa Das, Purushotham, VK Gopal. Use of ultrasound in delivering spinal anesthesia in case of ankylosing spondylitis.2021; 11 (2) DOI : 10.36106/ijar
  • Suspa Das, VK Celiac plexus block in managing intractable pain in a patient of chronic pancreatitis- case report. 2021; 11 (2) | DOI : 10.36106/ijar
  • Ashwini Sheorain, Sushpa A clinical study on various modes of presentation of pancreatobiliary malignancies. 10 (07) July – 2021 | DOI : 10.36106/ijsr


  • Cryoneurolysis of genicular nerve for Knee OA
  • New technique of intra-articular inj of the knee under USG guidance
  • Cooled RF in facet arthropathy under Ultrasound guidance

Awards received by DARADIA

  • Daradia: The Pain Clinic received the ‘Best Pain Clinic’ award from the hand of Governor Himachal Pradesh in 2011 at PGI Chandigarh awarded by the Indian Society for Study of Pain. This was the first time within the history of pain management in India.
  • It also received the Excellence in Pain Practice’ award by the World Institute of Pain13 in 2010 in all three categories of pain practice, research in pain medicine, and training of doctors in pain medicine.
  • Daradia used to organize many courses and workshops some of them were recognized by the International Association for study of pain14, 15.



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We have started One Year Pain Management Fellowship at Daradia