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ANAESTHESIOLOGY

Overview

The Department of Anaesthesiology at Amala is a state-of-the-art department, dealing with perioperative care, postoperative set up and pain management, and also extending its services to all other clinical departments, thereby serving as its backbone. 

Services of the department vary from helping out to get IV access in difficult cases, to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. There are ten fully-equipped Operation Theatres that function daily from 8.00 am, till the scheduled operations are over. Emergency Operations are undertaken round-the-clock under Anaesthesia coverage. All surgical departments are functioning in the Operation Theatre.

Facilities

  • Pre-Anaesthetic Clinic: All elective cases are evaluated and prepared in the pre-anaesthetic clinic.
  • Anaesthesia in remote locations like CT Scan, MRI, Radiotherapy, Endoscopy, Modified ECT.
  • Intensive Care Units: Pain relief, resuscitation, respiratory support including mechanical ventilation.
  • Emergency Medicine: Resuscitation and trauma care.
  • Pain and Palliative Care: Pain relief and support care are offered to terminally ill cancer patients.
  • Operating room: We have 13 operation theaters giving anaesthesia care for all surgical departments .

Services

Our services includes

  • Anaesthesia for Emergency surgeries .
  • For elective general surgical cases
  • Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Obstetrics &Gynecology
  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Oncosurgeries .
  • CardioThoracic surgeries
  • Plastic surgeries
  • Neuro surgeries
  • Paediatric surgeries

Perioperative anaesthesia care , anaesthesia for off pump and on pump cardiac surgeries , one lung ventilation, invasive monitoring for all high risk surgeries .

SSEP and MEP anaesthesia for scoliosis surgeries and

Labour and obstetric anaesthesia .

Regional anaesthesia techniques with ultrasound and PNS , Trans esophageal echocardiography .

Fiber optic bronchoscopy, difficult intubation maneuvers, Intra aortic balloon support, TIVA , blood conservative measures

Non operating room anaesthesia is provided in locations like MRI ,CT scan room ,endoscopic suits , for electroconvulsive therapy ,anaesthesia for radiation therapy etc. 

Emergency medicine – Resuscitation and trauma care are given 24x7

Department of Pain and palliative care - for terminally ill cancer patients , for management acute and chronic pain. We have two qualified palliative care physicians in our department .

 We have a 37 bedded 14+6 , 17- post op ICU for monitoring and management of post op patients.

Works as a separate unit for managing acute or chronic medically ill patients providing all intensive care monitoring and medical management .

Faculties

Dr. Sathee Devi .P
Professor & HOD

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Dr. Derlin Thomas
Associate Professor

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Dr. Lini Chacko
Associate Professor

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Dr. John Francis
Professor

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Dr. Mithun Raju P
Associate Professor

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Dr. Rajagopal P
Associate Professor

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Dr. John Varghese Thoppil
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Joe John Chirayath
Associate Professor

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Dr. Binu Puthur Simon
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Julie P Baby
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Johny Thomas
Senior Resident

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Dr. Jeethish Mathew
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ashwini M Shah
Senior Resident

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Dr. Annu James
Senior Resident

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Dr. Anu David
Senior Resident

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Dr .Minu Rose Thomas
Senior Resident

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Dr. Nisreen Nazarudeen
Senior Resident

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Dr. Sherin V
Senior Resident

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CME

CME Details Date of Conduct
Name : CME on the Recent Update in the Management of Lung Cancer , organized by the Department of Respiratory Medicine & APCCM , AIMS , Thrissur
Theme/Subject : CME on the Recent Update in the Management of Lung Cancer , organized by the Department of Respiratory Medicine & APCCM , AIMS , Thrissur

2018

Publications

  • Comparison of postoperative analgesic effect of caudal bupivacaine with and without ketamine in Pediatric subumbilical surgeries. ( J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacology 2018.Vol 34. Page No : 324-7)
  • Dexmedetomidine Nebulisation Attenuates Post-Operative Sore Throat In Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Comparative Study With Nebulised Ketamine . Indian J Anaesthesia .2020.Vol . 64, page 863-8
  • Hari Kishore, Rajagopal P., Binu Puthur Simon, Karthika Asokan. Comparison between 0.5% Bupivacaine-Dexamethasone Combination & 0.5% Bupivacaine - Clonidine Combination in Brachial Plexus Blocks by Supraclavicular Approach. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 20, May 18, 2015; Page: 3016-3024.
  • Revi N, Rajgopal P, Vaisakh V. Intranasal dexmedetomidine vs. intranasal midazolam for premedication of paediatric surgery patients. J. Evid. Based Med. Healthc. 2016; 3(51), 2631-2634. DOI:10.18410/jebmh/2016/57
  • Renjith Viswanathan ,Raghavan Pulickal ,Joe John Chirayath etal. Comparison of vital capacity rapid inhalation and tidal ventilation induction with Sevoflurane in adults : a prospective cohort study. Medical Gas Research .2021;11(3) 100-103.
  • Ambooken E, Chirayath JJ,Raghavan P A comparison of pre – incisional and post- incisional ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane block . 10 – JOACP - 283-19
  • Aliena SP, Lini C, Chirayath JJ . Comparison of postoperative analgesic effect of caudal bupivacaine with and without ketamine in pediatric sub-umbilical surgeries. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol, 201;34:324-7
  • Chirayath J, Dhanpal R. Evaluation of the effects of an epidural top-up in combined spinal epidural anaesthesia. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia 2002;46(3):197-198.
  • H Brunner, J Chirayath. Rheumatoid Arthritis – Think About Cricoarytenoiditis!!. The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology. 2009 Volume 22 Number 2.
  • Effect of intravenous infusion of magnesium sulphate on postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing arthroscopic knee surgeries under spinal anaesthesia
  • Simon BP, Nair SG, Paik GS, Nyi KL. Use of ProSeal ® LMA and thoracic epidural in myasthenia patients for trans-sternal thymectomy: A case series. Indian J Anaesth 2015;59:444-6
  • Kulkarni AH, Simon BP, Jose JK. A new flexible laryngeal mask airway introducer. Indian J Anaesth 2012;56:94-5 Kulkarni AH, Simon BP, Jose JK. A new flexible laryngeal mask airway introducer. Indian J Anaesth 2012;56:94-5
  • Simon BP. A case of breakage of LMA Supreme TM on its first use. Indian J Anaesth 2011;55:635-6
  • Hari Kishore, Raghavan P, Lini Chacko, Binu Puthur Simon, Ancy. ”Comparisionof Analgesic Efficacy of Tap Block with Parentral Opioid Following Total Abdominal Hysterectomy”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 1, Issue 17, December 29, 2014; Page: 2121-2128
  • Hari Kishore, Paul O. Raphael, Binu Puthur Simon, Thomas T. Vellapally. ”A Comparative Study of Intrathecal Dexmedetomidine and Fentanyl as Adjuvants to Bupivacaine for Lower Abdominal Surgeries”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 2, January 12, 2015; Page: 123-130.
  • Raphael PO, Simon BP, Thankappan C, et al. Comparison between ultrasound-guided supraclavicular and infraclavicular approaches for subclavian venous catheterisation in adults. J. Evid. Based Med. Healthc. 2016; 3(36), 1774-1778.
  • Revi N, Harikishore, Binu Puthur, Ershad. ”A Comparitive Study on Cardiovascular Response and Ease of Insertion in Classical Laryngeal Mask Airway, Proseal Laryngeal Mask Airway and I-Gel During Surgery Under General Anaesthesia”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 20, May 18, 2015; Page: 3039-3046.
  • Paul O. Raphael, Binu P. Simon, Revi N, Preethi Susan. ”Ultrasound Guided Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Nerve Block for Inguinal Hernia Repair in Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita”. Journal of Evidence based Medicine and Healthcare; Volume 2, Issue 23, June 08, 2015; Page: 3480-3484.
  • ThoppilJV, ImanualSR.Efficacy of ketamine gargle for attenuating postoperative sore throat in patients undergoing general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation. J. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci. 2017;6(81):5707-5711, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2017/1238
  • Thomas D, Bejoy R, Zabrin N, Beevi S. Preoperative ketamine nebulization attenuates the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Saudi J Anaesth 2018; 12: 440–5.
  • Thomas D, Chacko L, Raphael PO. Dexmedetomidine nebulisation attenuates postoperative sore throat in patients undergoing thyroidectomy: A randomised, double-blind, comparative study with nebulised ketamine. Indian J Anaesth 2020; 6: 863–8
  • Bejoy R, Thomas D*, Beevi S. Saddle block versus subarachnoid block for transurethral resection of prostate surgery: A randomized comparative study. Bali J Anaesthesiol 2020; 4: 178-82.
  • Zabrin N, Thomas D*, Sabah Rahman KA, George K. Epidural Naloxone Attenuates Fentanyl Induced PONV in Patients Undergoing Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgeries. a Prospective Randomized Double-Blind Comparative Study. Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care. 2020 Jul; 27(1): 23–28
  • Chinchu Rose steby , Satheedevi.P, Sunilkumar T.S . Comparative study of dexmedetomidine and clonidine as adjuvant to Ropivacaine in Supra Clavicular Brachial plexus block . Evolution of medical and dental sciences /eISSN - 2278- 4802, pISSN - 2278-4748/Vol.11, Issue 02/February 2022.
  • Sudhir .N ,Satheedevi P, Sunilkumar T. S , Elizabeth Joseph , Tracheal Intubation with different Doses of Propofol - Haemodynamic Changes . Evolution of medical and dental sciences /eISSN-2278-4802,pISSN 2278-4748/Vol.11/Issue 01, January 2022
  • Randeep A. M, Sunilkumar T S, Shamsad Beegum T.S ,Satheedevi P, Reshma Rajkumar . A comparative study of Palonosetron and Ondansetron for Prevention of post - Operative Nausea and Vomiting in Patients undergoing Thyroidectomy Held at Central Kerala .Evid Med Health ,pISSN -2349- 2562, eISSN – 2349 -2570/Vole. 8/Issue 42/Nov 30,2021 (Print, DOAJ)
  • Vinod Cherian, Sunikumar T.S, Shamsad Beegum T.S ,Satheedevi P. A comparative study on Intrathecal Hyperbaric and Hypobaric Bupivacaine in Unilateral lower limb surgeries under lumbar Subarachanoid Block held at Central Region of Kerala . Evid bases Med Health ,pISSN -2349- 2562, eISSN – 2349 -2570/Vole. 8/Issue 40/Oct.04,,2021. (Print, DOAJ)
  • Satheedevi .P , Dr.Varun S. Effect of dexmedetomidine on stress response to Endotracheal intubation .Journal of Evolution of medical and dental sciences 2015; Vol.4,Issue 21,March 12,Page :3675-3681.(DOAJ)
  • Satheedevi P, Dr.Rasikapriya, Dr.Chithra , Comparative study of epidural ropivacaine with dexmedetomidine , Ropivacaine with clonidine and rapivacaine alone for perioperative analgesia in abdominal hysterectomy . Journal of Evolution of medical and dental sciences /eISSN-2278-4802,pISSN 2278-4748/Vol.4/Issue95/Nove.26 2015.(DOAJ)