The Department of Anaesthesia takes intense efforts to provide optimum clinical care to both adult and children in the perioperative period. The services of Anesthetists are available round the clock for all planned and emergency surgeries and procedures. The operation theatres are equipped with latest Anaesthesia machines, Anaesthesia equipments, multipara monitors, Fiber-optic endoscopes, Nerve locators for safe administration of general and regional anesthesia.

All modern and safer drugs required for delivery of Anaesthesia are available for patients care. The monitors include electrocardiograph, pulse oximeters, capnography, respiratory gas monitors.

In addition, there are facilities available for invasive monitoring like arterial blood pressure and cardiac output which are helpful in handling critically ill patients and those coming for complicated major surgical procedures. All operation rooms are equipped with Infusion pumps which help deliver the exact rate and amount of drugs to patients during the surgical procedure. We use both general and regional anaesthetic techniques or in combination. Regional Anaesthesia is provided by single shot or catheter techniques and is provided by using the latest in block placement techniques.

The department provides Anaesthesia services primarily to Operation Theatres which accommodate surgeries like Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery, Orthopaedic, Laparoscopic and Abdominal surgeries, Oncosurgery, Urosurgery, Gynecological, ENT, Ophthalmology, Kidney transplants and Facio Maxillary Surgery.

The department also offers services to Emergency Care, Radiology (MRI, CT scan), Cardiac Cath-lab, Endoscopy suite, Pain Management.

Pre-operative assessment:

All patients are evaluated extensively prior to the administration of anesthesia, both before admission and also in the wards. The Anaesthesia plan and the risks involved are explained to the patient.

Administration of Anaesthesia:

The anesthesia technique is planned for each patient depending on type of surgical procedure, condition of the patient.

Several Anaesthetic techniques are offered:

For general anesthesia, modern anesthetic agents with minimal side effects are used.

  • Regional anesthetic techniques performed include spinal, epidural, and caudal anesthesia, as well as nerve blocks.
  • Monitored anesthesia care is used for patients undergoing surgery under local Anaesthesia.
  • Each patient is monitored continuously during the procedure.

Post Anaesthesia care:

All patients who undergo surgery under Anaesthesia are observed in a modern well equipped postoperative recovery care unit by specially trained nursing staff under the guidance of the Anaesthesiologists. Care is taken to provide adequate post-operative pain relief to every patient. Those who need more intense monitoring for a longer period of time are shifted to the critical care unit for further management.

Post-operative pain management:

Pain management is provided for acute and immediate post-operative pain.

Technological Advances

  • Awake craniotomy: Brain tumor surgery while patient being 'AWAKE'
  • Anaesthesia for patients with neurological disorders.
  • Anaesthesia for patients with Haematological disorders
  • Anaesthesia for Carotid Endarterectomies.
  • Day care anaesthesia
  • Anaesthesia for the vulnerable group like neonates, very old patients and extremely obese patients.
  • Fiber optic intubation