The Department of Anaesthesia, Govt. Dental College provides comprehensive anaesthesia care, which includes preoperative, postoperative, critical care and pain relief services. It functions from a suite of germ free; laminar flow operating theatres equipped with ceiling mounted microprocessor controlled anaesthesia workstations, multiparameter monitors and volumetric infusion devices.

Experience and Techniques

The Department follows internationally recognized protocols and guidelines to ensure patients’ well being and safety during the preoperative period. Patients range from octogenarians with multiple co-morbid diseases to infants with cranio-facial and congenital disorders.

Orthopaedic anaesthesia forms the backbone of major surgical procedures i.e. arthroplasty, spine and trauma surgeries. It involves a high degree of skills in advanced techniques such as fibre optic intubation for complex airway problems, hypotensive anaesthesia, haemodilution, one lung ventilation and invasive haemodynamic monitoring. Other advanced techniques include nerve stimulator and sonographic aided peripheral nerve blocks, laryngeal mask airway, single puncture needle through needle technique, central neural blockade and neuromuscular monitoring.

Pain Management

Our postoperative pain management is tailored to suit special population groups, i.e. paediatric, elderly, obese, obstructive sleep apnea etc. Patient controlled analgesia with an individually tailored cocktail of analgesic drugs allow a pain free, post-operative period so that our arthroplasty patients walk few hours after surgery, without pain.

Other non-orthopaedic challenges include bariatric, maxillofacial, paediatric and tumescent liposuction surgeries. With more than a 100 gastric bypass surgeries for weight reduction, we have gained first hand experience in management of super obese patients. Acute trauma including polytrauma is well managed by our fully equipped and trained staff for resuscitation and operative stabilization.