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ANAESTHESIA

Effective pain management with compassionate Anaesthesia specialists.
Effective pain management with compassionate Anaesthesia specialists.

DEPARTMENT OF ANAESTHESIA

The Department of Anaesthesia at our Medical center offers complete perioperative care for every surgical patient. This includes appropriate Pre Anaesthesia Evaluation, Intraoperative Care with the state of the art monitoring and very comfortable postoperative care with an emphasis on Pain relief, Early Mobilisation and Rehabilitation. Our dedicated team of anaesthesiologists in Coimbatore and various places, known for their expertise and commitment, are available round the clock and look after the wards, High Dependency Unit, Postoperative Wards and Intensive Care Unit, With a focus on utilizing cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques, we provide patient-centric anesthesia services.

Trauma Resuscitation and Optimisation are spearheaded by the Anaesthesia team. Pain relief on Arrival is a unique concept evolved and practised here. We use Ultrasound Guided Nerve blocks called Regional Analgesia to provide instant pain relief to an injured patient. All the patients undergoing surgery receive Multimodal Analgesia and an Ultrasound guided selective nerve block. This helps to considerably decrease the pain and facilitates an early return to normalcy.

The 36 Operation theatres are equipped with the state of the art Anaesthesia Workstations, Multiparameter monitors, Infusion pumps for Total Intravenous Anaesthesia, Online fluid warmers, Body Warmers, Rapid blood transfusion systems, Depth of Anaesthesia Monitoring, specialised monitoring of functions of the spinal cord when needed. we ensure the highest level of safety and precision. We utilize total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) and specialized monitoring tools to closely monitor patients' vital functions during surgery.

Blood conservation strategies are implemented and protocols are followed to minimise blood loss during surgery. The availability of an inhouse Regional Blood bank with the facility to get blood and blood component therapy at any time gives us the opportunity to do major surgical interventions and adequately resuscitate patients with major injuries. The rapid blood transport system facilitates the arrival of blood from the Blood bank to the operation theatre in split seconds.

The availability of Fiberoptic Bronchoscope, Video Laryngoscope and Airway gadgets aids us in doing complex cases with upper airway challenges.

We prioritize patient-centric care by offering a range of services within our Medical center. Our collaboration with the 24-hour laboratory services, in-house pharmacy, clinical pharmacist, excellent physiotherapy department, and dietetics department enables us to deliver comprehensive care throughout the perioperative period

Deep venous thrombosis in the postoperative period is prevented by both mechano prophylaxis with the help of an Intermittent Pneumatic Compression device and chemoprophylaxis.

The department is a Postgraduate Institute and also offers Superspeciality training in Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia.

Best global practices are incorporated to make every anaesthetic procedure safe and every patient comfortable during and after surgery.



The Various Anaesthesia Techniques Performed 2016 - 2022

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Spinal Anaesthesia 3216 4600 4546 4388 2777 3429 4788
Spinal and epidural 4137 3588 3748 4093 2945 4226 5201
General Anesthesia 936 3337 3412 3385 1984 3156 3925
Regional Blocks 4811 6049 6251 6982 5421 8272 10770
Others 2229 191 227 324 233 401 473
Total 17,329 17,765 18,184 19,172 13,360 19484 25157

Department of Anaesthesia


Dr C Sekar MD

Head, Department of Anaesthesia


Dr J Balavenkatasubramanian MD, DA

Senior Consultant & Academic Director


DOCTORS

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Dr C. Sekar

Head- Department of Anaesthesia

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Dr J. Balavenkatasubramanian

Senior Consultant & Academic Director

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Dr G. Venkateswaran

Senior Consultant

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Dr V. Boopathi

Senior Consultant

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Dr Vivek Anand N

Senior Consultant

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Dr Maheswari S Kumar

Senior Consultant

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Dr Gurumoorthi P

Senior Consultant

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Dr Satheesh Kumar V

Junior Consultant

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Dr Santhosh Kumar D

Junior Consultant

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Dr Arun Prakash T

Junior Consultant

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Dr V. P. Siva Subramani

Junior Consultant

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Dr Kartik B Sonawane

Junior Consultant

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Dr Vipin Kumar Goel

Junior Consultant

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Dr Senthil Kumar B

Junior Consultant

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Dr Sathish Raja Selvam

Junior Consultant

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Dr Preethi D

Junior Consultant

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Dr Vinoth Kumar SP

Junior Consultant

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Dr Madhanmohan C

Junior Consultant

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Dr Tuhin Mistry

Junior Consultant

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Dr Aashinee Mehta

Senior Registrar


DNB Postgraduates

Dr. Abna Dr. Shirisha Kumari Jinka
Dr. Thasleena Dr. Saranya Raj
Dr. Saranya Dr. Nimisha Mary Jose
Dr. Monisha Dr. Dhanya
Dr. Basil George Dr. Femitha
Dr. Sandeep Dr. Paridhi Jain
Dr. Bhargav Vishnu Dr. Kaviya
Dr. Soundarya Dr. Sowmya
Dr. Vanitha Dr. Preethi Rajsri
Dr. Sanjayan Dr. Sania Varghese


Fellowship Candidates 2021

Dr. Aswani Baskaran (Jan to Dec 2021) Dr. Stephan Jebaraj
Dr. Vedhika Shanker (Jan to Dec 2021) Dr. Nikita Dhananjay Budhiwant
Dr. John Paul (July 2021 to June 2022) Dr. Ishaa Pradhan
Dr. Srinidhi Dr. Saraswathi R
Dr. Shradha Surana Dr. Samtani Pradeep Mahesh.
Dr. SHLOK SAXENA Dr. Prathiba Thiagarajan
Dr. Shruti Shrey Dr. Shah Ankita Subhashchandra
Dr. Swathi D R Dr. Preethi Dhamodaran
Dr. Jhanvi S Bajaj Dr. Ayesha Khan
Dr. Priya R Dr. Radhika Marathe Mukund
Dr. Priyadarshini Dr. Sachin S

SPECIALIZATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

The Spine Journal - Clinical efficacy of ultrasound guided bilateral erector spinae block for single level lumbar fusion surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Case-control Study

Dr.Vipin/Dr.Madhan/Dr.Chandran/Dr.Ajoy /Dr.Balavenkat/Dr.Rishi/Dr. S. Rajasekaran

Indian journal of plastic surgery - Bleeding post constriction ring release surgery causing lower limb ischemia in an infant with undetected Hemophilia B

S.Rajasabapathy/Monusha mohan/ G.Venkateswaran/Shashi Ranjani

Indian journal of plastic surgery - Bleeding post constriction ring release surgery causing lower limb ischemia in an infant with undetected Hemophilia B

S.Rajasabapathy/Monusha mohan/ G.Venkateswaran/Shashi Ranjani





POST GRADUATE COURSE

The Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care has been accredited to the National Board of Examination, New Delhi since 2009. Currently,it has been accorded 6 Primary and 6 Secondary Postgraduate seats per Annum. The Primary candidates have to undergo the postgraduate course for 3 years and the Secondary Candidates for 2 years. The students undergo rigorous training including daily theory classes, clinical work inside the operation theatre, intensive care unit, high dependency unit, emergency care, trauma resuscitation, pre anaesthetic assessment, postoperative care and acute pain management.

They also undergo assessment skill tests every 6 months. They undergo a very structured training. They are induced into research as they are mandated to submit a thesis, a must before they appear for their final board exams.

The Department is very happy as we have been having consistently very good pass rates.

Several of our students have won Commendation Certificates from the National Board for their remarkable thesis work.

The sessions start from 1st January every year.

About National Board :



The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences was established in 1975 with the prime objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by elevating the level and establishing standards of post graduate examinations in modern medicine on an all India basis. There are more than 149 recognized Medical Colleges in the country. In addition to Postgraduate teaching institutions under MCI, there are 450 accredited institutions imparting training in various Broad and Super specialities for the award of postgraduate qualification in Broad and super specialities. The Board at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in 54 disciplines approved by the Board for the award of Diplomate of National Board.

The Nomenclature of the degree awarded by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences is called the “Diplomate of National Board”.

The Diplomate qualifications awarded by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences have been equated with the postgraduate and post doctorate degrees awarded by other Indian Universities by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The holders of Board’s qualification awarded after an examination (DNB Final) are eligible to be considered for specialists post in any Hospital including training/teaching institution. Kindly refer to gazette notification dated 20th February 2009 issued in this regard by Government of India.


Commendation Certificates:





AWARDS

Fellowship

2. WFSA International Fellowships
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3.
Memorandum of Understanding between The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists ("WFSA") The Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists ("ISA") and Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital ("Ganga Hospital").

WSFA International Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship

Applications are invited for four fellowship training positions at Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital, Coimbatore, India.

The duration of training is 6 months. The fellowship program will start on the 1st January and 1st July Every Year.

The intake will be 2 candidates for the January and 2 candidates for the July session. Ganga Hospital (www.gangahospital.com) is a 650-bedded tertiary care referral centre for orthopaedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, spine and facio-maxillary surgery. It is a busy institution with 38 operating theatres.

The Department of Anaesthesiology specialises in practising and teaching regional anaesthesia. The department is equipped with peripheral nerve stimulators and twelve dedicated ultrasound machines for administering regional blocks. The trainees will have an orientation month followed by five months of clinical responsibility.

The fellowships are intended for anaesthesiologists working in low resource settings in Asia or Africa who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the field of regional anaesthesia and analgesia.

Applicants should fit the following criteria:

Must be supported in their application by their own national anaesthesiology society
Must be supported in their application by the chief/head of their home department
Must be returning to their home country to a recognized post
Should preferably be working in a teaching hospital
Preference will be given to younger anaesthesiologists working in Asia or Africa Fellows will receive a stipend from Ganga Hospital to cover accommodation and living expenses.

The WFSA will provide funding to cover the cost of return travel from the fellow's home country to Coimbatore, India.

The successful applicants will be required to register with the National Medical Council of India and obtain medical insurance covering the duration of the fellowship.

For more information, please contact the programme head,
Dr Balavenkatasubramanian
Email : (drbalavenkat@gmail.com).

How to apply?
Application to be submitted through the WFSA website.
Applicants must complete the Fellowship Application Form and provide all the documents listed at the end of the form:

Curriculum vitae with one recent photo and the names of two referees Letter of recommendation from the applicant's national anaesthesiology society Letter of recommendation from the applicant's head of department or hospital management
Copy of medical degree
Copy of photograph page of the passport
Copy of specialist anaesthetic qualification

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care

Fellowship classes photos