Message from the Chief of AnesthesiaThe department is run by a team of qualified and experienced Anesthesiologists who work together with the same motto and a uniform approach. The eminent team is skilful and well trained, not only in Anesthesiology but also in Intensive Care services and Pain Management. The five full time anesthesiologists provide 24 hour in house anesthesia services including epidural for labor pain. Anesthesiology is all about eternal vigilance and our department motto is “in somno securitas” – Safety In Sleep
- Compassionate and quality care comparable to international standards
- Scientific pursuit to gain new knowledge and insights
- Sensitivity which respects the culture and aspirations of the community
- Teamwork…with the intention of adhering to the mission statement of the AMH, keeping in mind the sacrifice and the determination of the early pioneers who set a direction so many years ago
ServicesAMH has five full time anesthesiologists providing 24 hour in house anesthesia services including epidural for labor pain. They have extensive experience in the anesthetic management of complex surgical procedures, as well as in the field of critical care and pain management.
Pre – anesthesia ClinicsAll patients scheduled for elective surgery go through a pre-anesthetic checkup by one of the anesthesiologists. They will be asked about their current illness, past surgeries and illnesses, along with the presence of allergies and history of any medication usage. A physical exam will be conducted and appropriate investigations ordered as deemed necessary.
Facilities and EquipmentThe operating rooms are located on the first floor of the hospital building, close to the Urgent Care Unit, the Labor room, the Intensive care unit and the main wards for ease of access. The OR complex has been recently renovated to include three major operating rooms, a reception , recovery room and the CSSD (the central sterilization and supply department)
- Advance airway management aids like fibreoptic bronchoscope for difficult airways
- Nerve locators for helping in safer nerve blocks
- Fluid Warmers and patient warming systems
- Pneumatic compression systems to help avoid deep vein thrombosis
- Infusion pumps for target controlled anesthesia and intravenous fluid administration.
Anesthetic TechniquesDepending on the nature of the surgical operation and the patient’s physical condition, the choice of the anesthesia is made from a variety of available anesthetic techniques. These include:
- Balanced general anesthetic techniques with controlled ventilation
- Total intravenous anesthesia using target controlled infusions
- Intravenous regional anesthesia – Bier’s block
- A number of regional anesthesia techniques including spinal, epidural
- Nerve blocks both for intra – operative and postoperative pain control
Dr. Avijit S. Gaikwad
Dr. Utkarsh S. Rayakar
Dr. Babu Rao Dharavath
Dr. Chandra Reddy
Dr. Cornelio Neil P. Banez