Dr. Manju Butani
Head of Department - Anaesthesiology and Operating Rooms
M.B.B.S., D.A. (Anaesth.), M.D. (Anaesth.)
Dr. Jitendra S. Bapat
Consultant - Anesthesiologist
M.B.B.S., M.D. (Anesthesiology), D.A., D.N.B. (Anesthesiology)
Dr. Joseph N. Monteiro
Consultant - Neuroanesthesiologist
Anaesthesia is a medication, given prior to surgery, that helps lessen pain or discomfort during a procedure. It is a controlled temporary loss of sensation are administered intravenously (IV) or inhaled. A patient under general anaesthesia will be unable to feel the pain and is known as medically induced coma.
The Department of Anaesthesia makes continuous efforts to deliver outstanding clinical care to adult and paediatric patients in the peri-operative period, including Acute and Chronic Pain management. We are committed to ensuring that all patients are treated in a compassionate fashion using state of the art medicine with a focus on patient safety.
We provide Anaesthesia services primarily to 2 Operation Theatre complexes which include 9 operation rooms which cater to major surgeries like Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery, Oncosurgery, ENT, Urosurgery, Abdominal, Laproscopic, Gynaecological, Kidney and Liver transplants.
Besides there are 2 dedicated operation theatres for Short Stay Services.
The department offers services to Emergency Care, Pain Management, Radiology, Cardiac Cath laboratory, Linear Accelerator, Gamma Knife, MRI, CT scan, Endoscopy suite and Nuclear Medicine.
Our department runs a specialized Preoperative Assessment Clinic. We also evaluate patients preoperatively the day before surgery. Our involvement in preoperative assessment is designed to evaluate, optimize and minimize the risk to the patient.
Chronic Pain Services are provided in a specialized clinic as well as for indoor patients by a group of consultant staff for cancer and chronic non cancer pain. The pain team utilizes the latest pharmacological, and interventional x-ray guided pain control techniques.
Our ability to provide the highest quality of care is facilitated by having access to the best anaesthetic machines and equipment as well as a complete assortment of pharmacological tools. All areas are equally equipped with latest state of art technology. The department has modern anaesthesia machines with ventilators and monitors like electrocardiograph, pulse oximeters, capnographs, respiratory gas monitors as well as BIS 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. Patient warming devices like warming blankets and fluid warmers, rapid infusion devices are also available for use.
We use both general and regional anaesthetic techniques either alone or in combination. Regional anaesthesia is provided by single shot or catheter techniques and is provided by using the latest in block placement techniques.
After surgery, patients are monitored in a modern well equipped postoperative recovery care unit by specially trained nursing staff under the guidance of the Anesthesiologists. Those who need more intense monitoring for a longer period of time are shifted to the critical care unit for further management.
We run an Acute Pain Service for acute and immediate post-operative pain management of indoor patients. This is managed by a group of anesthesiology consultants along with dedicated nursing support staff.