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The Department of Anesthesiology at Vivekananda Hospital is an integral part of the Institute that has contributed immensely to the growth of the hospital. The department has set up its own high standards in patient care, education and research. The unit is equipped with latest technology devices for patient care, which include modern anaesthesia machines, gadgets for managing difficult airway, vital parameter monitors, ventilators, transesophageal echocardiography machines amongst many others. All clinical departments are anchored to this specialty. The strength of the department lies in its strong team comprising of efficient and experienced anaesthesiologists and paramedical staff.

The hospital has an organized acute pain relief service using :

  • Electronic PCA (patient controlled analgesia)
  • Disposable PCA device
  • Continuous epidural analgesia
  • Regional Nerve blocks
  • Oral, intramuscular and intravenous pain killers
  • Anethesia

Types of anesthesia provided depend on the patient’s medical status and type of procedure

General Anesthesia Patient is not conscious

Regional Anesthesia Local anesthetic is injected by anesthesiologist to provide numbness in certain part of body. This could be used for pain control during/after procedure.

MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care) Monitoring care of vitals during a procedure, may involve sedation if necessary.
The anesthesiologist will meet the patient prior to the surgery and discuss the medical history, lab results and anesthesia plan. In the O.T a member of the anesthesia care will be with the patient throughout the procedure. After the procedure patient will be moved to the recovery room and a nurse will monitor the patient and provide medication to minimize pain, nausea and vomiting as needed. Then the patient will be discharged from recovery room on advice by anesthetist when he is stable and comfortable.