The Department of Anaesthesiology was established in the year 1988 in Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar as part of the R L Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre. Anesthesiology is a medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after the surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, emergency and intensive care, and pain medicine.
Surgery and critical illness are events that are taxing and disturbing to the patients and the entire family. Even as one may have minimal interaction with an anesthesiologist during surgery, his/her role is pivotal in providing a safe surgical environment. Anesthesiologists constantly strive behind the scenes to make sure that the patients get the best of care during these stressful situations and accelerate their recovery and return to normalcy.
“To be a department of excellence through imparting quality Anaesthesia training, offering optimal Anaesthesia care for surgical patients including critical care and pain relief and conducting research in the related areas”.
“To promote quality research in the field of Anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine”.
“To teach and train the science and art of cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation”.
The health care facilities available at RLJH is sophisticated and state of the art. The Operation Theatre complex of RLJH is equipped with 17 major, 2 minor operation theatres and caters to a comprehensive list of specialities that include General surgery , Obstretics, ENT, Orthopaedic and Ophthalmic surgeries and also for super speciality surgical branches such as Neurosurgery, Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Facio Maxillary Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgeries, Head Neck and General Oncosurgery.
The department also extends its services to the Adult Critical Care unit which comprises of a 50 bedded (36 in Covid 19 ICU and 14 in non-Covid ICU) Intensive Care Unit. The RLJH critical care complex comprises a 36 bedded state of the art, intensive care unit which includes 3 isolation cubicles. The unit is well equipped to handle critically ill patients of all specialties.
Our team of anesthesiologists provides a comprehensive and versatile range of services which includes providing anesthesia, intensive care management, code blue team, labor analgesia, sedation for CT/MRI, transport of critically ill patients, and pain management. This is possible only because of a team of a highly motivated, skilled, dedicated, and experienced team of doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff. Hence, we have played a significant role in achieving the goal of RLJH, which is to provide quality tertiary healthcare to the rural population.
Together we work round the clock to provide make sure that we have left no stone unturned in providing the best of care for our patients.
A. Operation Theatre
B. In the ICU
|1||Dr. Ravi. M||MBBS, DA, DNB,MNAMS||Professor & HOD|
|2||Dr. Suresh Kumar. N||MBBS, MD||Professor|
|3||Dr. Kiran. N||MBBS, DA, MD||Professor|
|4||Dr. Sujatha. M.P||MBBS, DA, MD, DNB||Assoc. Professor|
|5||Dr. Lavanya Kaparti||MBBS, DA, MD||Assoc. Professor|
|6||Dr. Threja C.K.||MBBS, MD||Assoc. Professor|
|7||Dr. Vishnuvardhan.V||MBBS, MD||Asst. Professor|
|8||Dr. T. Sumanth||MBBS, MD||Asst. Professor|
|9||Dr. Naga Seshu Kumari Vasantha||MBBS, MD||Asst. Professor|
|11||Dr. K.M. Shivakumar||MBBS, MD||Asst. Professor|
|12||Dr. Huchappa.K.V||MBBS, DA DNB||Sr. Resident|
|13||Dr. Sindhu J.||MBBS, MD||Sr. Resident|
|14||Dr. Nagaraj. S. Kalla||MBBS,MD||Sr. Resident|
|15||Dr. S. Arpitha Mary||MBBS,MD||Sr. Resident|
1. Ultrasonography has remarkably changed the way we care for our patients. In the operating rooms, we use administer ultrasound guided nerve blocks for anaesthesia. This significant reduces the pain experienced by the patient from 7-9/10 to less than 3/10 on the numerical pain scale. This also reduces the amount of anaesthetic drugs and painkillers given to the patient and thus the adverse effects caused by them. In the ICU, we use ultrasonography to guide intravenous fluid therapy and for taking patients off the ventilator and this helps them recover faster.
2. Fibre-optic bronchoscopy and video laryngoscopy: General anaesthesia involves inserting a tube into the windpipe so as to connect the patient to ventilator. This process may be difficult in patients who have tumours in the oral cavity or the neck and in patients with fracture of the neck due to restricted mobility. We use specialized instruments like the fibre-optic bronchoscopy and the video-laryngoscopy to help these patients, so that they can undergo surgery without any delay. These procedures are challenging to the anaesthesiologist but we do it nevertheless for the benefit of the patient.
3. Obstetric Anaesthesia and Labour Analgesia: Pain management during labour is still lee known and has a lot of taboo in the rural population. We are trying to break these barriers and provide a comfortable birthing experience. We have started providing labour epidural analgesia which significantly reduces the pain experienced by them. Thus they will not be stressed and exhausted when they welcome their little ones into this world.
4. Cancer pain management: Currently, we are actively involved in acute perioperative cancer pain management. We provide epidural analgesia and fascial plane blocks for these patients, thus notably reducing perioperative stress and pain. For patients who cannot be given these nerve blocks, we have transdermal opioid patches to keep them pain-free after surgery. We are rapidly making advances in the direction and soon will be able to provide palliative pain management for these cancer patients.