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Anaesthesiology

Anaesthesiology Overview

The Department of Anesthesia in our Multispeciality Hospital provides 24-hour perioperative service, encompassing pre-anesthetic assessment, and intraoperative and postoperative care of diverse surgical patients. We provide the best anesthesia service for procedures outside the operating theatre such as interventional pulmonology, artificial reproductive therapy, radiology, and obstetric analgesia.

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The department has 6 operating rooms for General, Paediatric, Orthopaedic, Urology, Oncology, Obstetric, and Neurosurgery. The operating rooms in our Anesthesiology Hospital are equipped with an anesthesia workstation, advanced hemodynamic monitors, and ultrasound machines for vascular access and nerve blocks.

Our 5 senior Anaesthetist have done more than 6000 anesthesia cases per year and they are assisted by DNB trainees and Anaesthesia Technicians. We are one of the Best Anesthesiology Hospital in Coimbatore.

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Sub Specialties

General Anesthesia

 
Cardiac Treatment
 
General Anesthesia

The Department of Anaesthesiology at GKNMH is ‘the state of the art’ department with all advanced
facilities. The surgical advancements at GKNMH are a testimony to this, performing around 12,000
complex and advanced surgeries every year in 22 well equipped Operation theatres.

ORGANISATIONAL CHART

The GKNMH Anesthesia department has great work ethics with a proud team of 35 full time
employed doctors & 12 qualified Anaesthesia Technicians headed by our Departmental
Chairperson- Dr.B. Soundaravalli

  • Hod – 1
  • Cardiac Anesthesia Consultants – 6
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia Consultant – 1
  • Senior Consultants – 3
  • Consultants – 1
  • Junior Consultant – 5
  • Cardiac & Paediatric Anesthesia Fellows – 4
  • DNB Postgraduates – 15
  • Anesthesia Technicians – 12

SERVICES OFFERED

Anaesthesia Services Department is providing Anaesthesia to all cases including complex and critical
cases with in- house anaesthesiologists 24/7 * 365 days. There are Four operation theatre
complexes with total 22 State of art operation theatres rooms.

GENERAL OT

OT complex of first floor has six OTs for General Surgery, Onco Surgery, Paediatric Surgery,
Transplants, ENT, Ophthalmic, G.I Surgery, Urology, Gynae &Obst., Vascular, Laparoscopic Surgery,
and orthopaedics.

There is a separate OT in labour Ward for Obstetric emergency procedures.

CARDIAC OT

Cardiac OT Complex at second floor has total four operation theatres which comprises three OTs for
Adult cardiac surgery and one for pediatric cardiac procedures. We are one of the most premium
and first cardiac surgery unit in Coimbatore performing complex cardiac surgeries including cardoiac
transplants.

NORA

The Non-operating room Anaesthesia services at GKNMH is one of the most premium in the country
with 1 Bronchoscopy suite, 1 Endoscopy suite, 1 Neuro interventional Suite , 3 Cardiac interventional
Suites , 1 Brachy therapy suite , 1 MRI Suite & 1 CT Suite

DAY CARE SURGERY

Two new OTs are exclusively dedicated for day care surgeries in the New OP block.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Department has a thriving practice of USG guided ‘regional anaesthesia’ by peripheral nerve
block in serious cases where General Anaesthesia or spinal anaesthesia are contraindicated
& post operative pain relief

Advanced Epidural Labour analgesia services for painless labour & delivery is being routinely
offered by our department.

Dedicated Anaesthesiologists specialised in pain medicine available for acute and chronic
pain management.

TRANSPLANT SERVICES

Apart from Cardiac & Renal In-house transplant surgeries, transfer of harvested organ to recipients’
hospitals is being facilitated by the anaesthesia department. Liver, kidney, lung, heart and cornea are
the organs being retrieved from brain dead donors with adequate legal formalities adhered to.

ANCILLARY SERVICES

Both the OT complex is also having pre-operative check-up room as well as pre and post operative
care units. All areas are looked after by in house Anaesthesiologists. Anaesthesiologists are also
managing cases of Surgical, cardiac, Medical ICU as and when required.

CENTRAL STERILIZATION UNIT

Department of Anesthesia is looking after Central sterilization Unit of the Hospital which supplies
sterilized linen & instruments to various other departments in the hospital.

CENTRAL OXYGEN SYSTEM

Department of Anesthesia is looking after Central Oxygen station of the hospital, which provides
oxygen, nitrous oxide, suction and compressed air to the hospital. This station has liquid oxygen tank
apart from emergency big cylinders.

Cardiac Anesthesia

 
Cardiac Treatment
 
Cardiac Anesthesia

Internationally renowned Cardiac Surgical Team with 40 years of service

Case profile

Around 2000 Cardiac and Thoracic cases per year
Emergencies, Heart Transplant, Aortic Dissections, OPCAB, Minimally Invasive Heart
Surgeries, Lung Surgeries, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgeries [VATS], , CABGs, Valvular
and Aortic Surgeries, Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease surgeries

Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Around 450 paediatric cardiac cases per year.
ASD, VSD, Valve Repairs, OZAKI, TOF, TAPVC, Emergencies, all complex cyanotic and
acyanotic congenital surgeries from ASD to Norwood operations..

Cath Lab services

TAVI, TEVAR, Mitra Clip,

Whole spectrum of paediatric congenital heart interventions

Equipments and Facilities

3 ECHO machines and Transesophageal ECHO probes from Neonatal to 3D real time
Probes dedicated for the Cardiac OT.

Tranesophageal/ epicardial echocardiographic guidance for all cardiac surgeries

NIRS

BIS

Well equipped Four Cardiac OTs and a pre op bay for insertion of lines and support

Anaesthesia Machines and Ventilators

Nitric oxide therapy for Cardiac support

14 bedded Adult Post operative Cardiac Intensive Care unit and 5 bedded Step down ICU.

8 bedded Paediatric Post operative Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

ECMO Services

Expertise

Echocardiographic Board Certified Anaesthesiologists for Intraoperative Trans esophageal
Decision making

Active implementation of Regional Anesthesia in Cardiac Surgery

Full fledged Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERACS) Programme

Academic activities

PG Training in Modern Technology

  • Fibre optic intubations
  • C MAC laryngoscopy
  • Modular Workstations
  • Ultrasound Guided nerveblocks
  • Vein Viewers

Future Plans

  • Anesthesia for robotic surgery
  • Electronic Medical records for OR
  • To Start fellowship in Onco , Regional & Obstetric Anesthesia
  • Automated OT scheduling
  • Quality Control , Safety & Error reduction

Career advancement/ Educational Oppurtunities

  • DrNB Cardiac Anaesthesia { Accredited from NBE New Delhi } 2 seats per year
  • PDF in Cardiac Anaesthesia { Accredited from Dr. MGR University} 2 seats per year

Team of Doctors

General Anesthesia

Dr.B. Soundaravalli

MBBS, DA, MD

Chairperson Department of Anesthesiology

Dr.S. Geetha

MBBS, DNB-Anaes

Consultant – Anesthesia

Dr.G. Dinesh Kumar

MBBS, MD ANAES, PDCC

Consultant – Anesthesia

Dr.N. Gokul

MBBS, MD

Consultant – Anesthesia

Dr.K. Anusha

MBBS, DA, DNB (Anaesthesia)

Consultant – Anesthesia

Cardiac Anesthesia

Dr.M. Karthik Babu

MBBS, DNB,PDF, FTEE

Consultant Cardiac Anaesthesiologist

Dr. Kaushik Jothinath

MBBS, DNB, FIACTA, FTEE

Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesiologist and Intensivist

Dr. S.R. Priyamvadha

MBBS, DA,DNB,PDF,

Assistant medical officer – Cardiac Anesthesia

Dr.G.Sreja

MD (Anaesthesiology), DM Cardiac Anaesthesia

Consultant – Cardiac Anaesthesia

Dr. Manikandan.S.P

MBBS, MD, PDF(Cardiac Anaesthesia)

Consultant Cardiac Anaesthesiologist

DR.K.Maithriye Kavishree

MBBS, DNB ANAESTHESIA, FIACTA, FICA

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