Anesthesiology

Anaesthesia is a medical subspecialty that helps to reduce pain before, during, and after surgery. Intensive care medicine supports all specialities and deals with seriously or critically ill patients who have or are recovering from conditions that may be life-threatening. Administering anaesthesia is a very risky procedure and requires great skill.

Our department has a dedicated team of anaesthesiologists, intensive care specialists, and skilled nurses who provide a comprehensive range of services for all types of surgeries, trauma and other critical conditions. All our staff in this department are ALS/BLS (Advanced Life Support/Basic Life Support) trained.

We aim for our patients to have a comfortable and pain-free experience during their period of hospitalisation.

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We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals.

Facilities

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Intensive care unit for trauma patients

Pain relieving services right after the surgery for every patient and intensive care for traumatic patients

Pre-anesthesia check up clinics

A specialized clinic has been set for pre-anesthesia check-ups to know medical history of the patients

Post-operative unit

It specializes in intensive care for those patients who have undergone major surgeries

Pain relieving unit after delivery

By epidural infusions of local anesthetics, this unit provides pain relief for normal delivery

Chronic pain relieving unit

The pain and palliative care unit covers all patients who are suffering from pain due to cancer or any chronic pain syndromes

Resuscitation Services

It includes basic and advanced life support service and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Operating Rooms

Perioperative anesthetic care
Anesthesia for solid organ transplant
Invasive monitoring of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and associated technique
Anesthetic support for SSEP and MEP
Anesthesia for infants, neonates and children
Anesthesia for craniofacial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
Labor analgesia and obstetric Anaesthesia
Regional anesthetic techniques with ultra sound and PNS
Transesophageal echocardiography
Fibre optic bronchoscopy
Difficult intubation maneuvers
Intar aortic balloon support
Inotropes vasodilators and vasopressors
ECMO and LVAD assistance
Neuro monitoring: BIS, NIRS, neuromuscular monitoring, TCD
Special anesthetic techniques for awake craniotomies
Blood conservative measures

Anaesthesia for remote locations

Acute Pain services: “Welcome block” for trauma patients
Anesthesia for endoscopy/ urology procedures
Anesthesia for CT, MRI and PET scans
Anesthesia for ECT
Anesthesia for radiation oncology procedures
Anesthesia for cardiac catheterization

Critical Care Units

High quality postoperative evidence based patient care
Resuscitation of acutely ill patients
Invasive monitoring
Ventilation techniques
Percutaneous tracheostomy
Fibre optic bronchoscopes for therapeutic and diagnostic modalities
Transesophgeal echocardiography
Intraaortic baloon pump
Acute postoperative pain relief techniques
Nutrition therapy
Rehabilitation therapy

Chronic Pain Clinic

Epidural steriods therapy
Ultrasound-guided and fluro-guided root and facet blocks
Home visits by palliative division
End-of-life care.

Dr. P Srinivasa Rao

Dr P Srinivasa Rao
Dr. P Srinivasa Rao
Consultant - Anesthesiology
MBBS, MD
Speciality
Anesthesiology
Experience
20 Years
Hospital
Ramesh Hospitals Main Center, Ramesh Hospitals MG Road
Languages
English
Overview

Dr. P Srinivasa Rao is a Senior Anesthesiologist at Ramesh Hospitals and also the Medical Director. He completed his MBBS and MD from Guntur Medical College. He also hold an MD in Psychology apart form MD in Anesthesiology.

He is and expert in Cardiac Anesthesia for both Adult and Pediatric cases.

Dr. Ramkumar P

Dr.-Ramkumar-P
Dr. Ramkumar P
Senior Consultant
PG Diploma Med. (Palliative Care), MD (Anaesthesiology), MBBS
Speciality
Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology
Experience
27 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Overview

An Anaesthesiologist and an expert in Pain Management and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Ramkumar P has over 25 years of experience and several research publications to his credit. Trained at some of the best medical institutions in India and abroad, he excels in multimodal analgesia and interventions for – - Chronic headache - Neck pain - Shoulder pain - Lower back pain - Gluteal pain - Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain - Knee pain - Peripheral vascular disease - Post-herpetic neuralgia - Phantom limb pain He is also an expert at providing total and palliative care for cancer patients, and managing recurrent ascites and pleural effusions with an indwelling catheter. He holds an MBBS earned from the Government Medical College Thrissur under University of Calicut in 1989; a Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Care from Edith Cowan University, Australia; and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Anaesthesia from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Dr. Ramkumar was a Clinical Professor of Anaesthesia and the Head of the Division of Pain and Palliative Medicine at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, before joining the Aster family. He was also In-Charge of the Pain and Palliative Care Clinic at Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Thrissur, and West Fort Hi-Tech Hospital, Thrissur.

Area of expertise
  • Trigeminal Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Thoracic Splanchnic Block (Coeliac Plexus Block)
  • Chemical Lumbar Sympathectomy
  • Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Cervical & Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • PARS Block
  • Facet Joint Block
  • RFA of Facet / Median branch of Dorsal Nerve
  • Pulsed RF for Shoulder Pain and Knee pain
  • Dry Needling or IMS for the Myofascial Trigger points
  • Clinical Professor in Anaesthesia & Head of the Division of Pain & Palliative Medicine
  • Pain and palliative care department, Kasturba Medical College Manipal
  • In charge of Pain and Palliative care clinic, Amala Cancer Hospital
  • In charge of Pain & Palliative Care Clinic, West Fort Hi Tech Hospital Thrissur
  • Part of the Comprehensive Cancer Care Team, which aims at bettering the quality of life of cancer patients

Dr. Suresh G Nair

Dr.-Suresh-G-Nair
Dr. Suresh G Nair
Senior Consultant
FIACTA (HON), FTEE (HON)| MS, MBBS
Speciality
Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology
Experience
22 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Overview

Dr. Suresh G Nair is Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services. A veteran in Anaesthesiology with more than 25 years of experience in pain and Critical Care, Medical Intensive Care, Transoesophageal Echocardiography and Mechanical ventilation, he is an expert capable of handling even the most complicated cases, across multiple Specialities. He also has 15 years of experience in teaching as Professor and Head Of Department.

Awards and recognitions
  • Associate Professor, Sree Chithira Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Professor and Head of Department, Anaesthesia and Critical Care, AIMS, Kochi
  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • Examiner for MD anesthesia
  • Examiner for DNB anesthesia
  • Examiner for fellowship in cardiac anesthesia
  • Teacher in Transoesophageal Echocardiography
  • Published 46 Research articles in International and Indian Journals

Dr. Arun V

Dr
Dr. Arun V
Associate Consultant
CCT, FFMRCA, FRCA, MD in Anaesthesiology, MBBS
Speciality
Pain & Palliative Medicine, Anesthesiology
Experience
20 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Languages
English, Tamil, Hindi​
Overview

An Anaesthetist and chronic pain management expert with two decades of experience to his credit, Dr. Arun V specialises in transplant anaesthesia. Trained in some of the finest institutes in United Kingdom and India, he is an expert in managing anaesthesia for high-risk surgical procedures and difficult airways. Dr. Arun also has experience in management of chronic pain, especially interventional pain management of headaches, spinal, musculoskeletal and cancer pain. His areas of special interest include solid organ transplant, hepatobiliary surgery, onco surgery, chronic pain in failed back surgeries, chronic deadache and facial pain.

Awards and recognitions
  • Senior Consultant, Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain, Aster Integrated Liver Care, Aster CMI, Bangalore​
  • ​Senior Consultant, Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain, BGS Global Hospitals
  • Worked as Consultant in Anaesthesia & chronic pain management in NHS, UK ​
  • Specialist training in Anaesthesia including transplantation from Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, Cambridge, UK​
  • ​Setup pain clinics in Delhi and Bangalore

Dr. Nisha A

Dr
Dr. Nisha A
Consultant
Fellowship in Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Solid Organ Transplant, MD in Anaesthesia, Diploma in Anaesthesia, MBBS
Speciality
Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology
Experience
20 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Overview

An Anaesthetist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Nisha is trained in inducing anaesthesia for high-risk surgical procedures including transplants. With several published research articles to her credit, her areas of interest include hepatobiliary and transplant anaesthesia, gastrointestinal critical care, and paediatric anaesthesia.

Dr. Nisha has completed a Fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Solid Organ Transplant from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. She also holds a Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA) as well as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in the discipline from Government Medical College, Calicut. She earned her MBBS degree from Government Medical College, Kottayam.

She has worked as an Anaesthesiologist at PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi, and was in charge of the perioperative anaesthetic management of liver transplant patients, before joining Aster Medcity. She has also taught Anaesthesiology at various institutes including Dr. DY Patil Medical College and Hospitals, Tata Memorial Hospital, and MGM Medical College and Hospital in Mumbai; Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Lakshmi Hospital in Kochi; and Government Medical College, Thrissur.

Dr. Anuroop Balagopal

Dr.-Anuroop-Balagopal
Dr. Anuroop Balagopal
Consultant
Fellowship – E Dic, FNB in Critical Care Medicine, MD, MBBS
Speciality
Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology
Experience
14 Years
Hospital
Aster Medcity Kochi
Overview

Dr. Anuroop Balagopal is Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services. With more than 7 years of experience, he is an Anaesthesiologist specialising in Critical Care. His areas of special interest are ARDS- Mechanical Ventilation and ACLS. He is former Assistant Professor in Medical Intensive Care at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. Anaesthesiologist in PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi Assistant Professor in Medical ICU –AIMS, Kochi Actively involved in the care of patients of various medical specialties as well as trauma patients Published Research articles

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