At Ramkrishna Care Hospitals Raipur, we provide a comprehensive range of clinical services, including preoperative anesthesia services, critical care medicine, and pain medicine. Our patients receive advanced medical care provided by highly trained and skilled clinicians. Our philosophy has always been to work with a multidisciplinary team approach. The Department of Anesthesiology is the premier department in the country for the practice of general and regional anesthesia. The foundation of this department is the clinical skill of our anesthesiologists who have received training and accomplishments from the best institutes around the world. We have a dedicated team of more than fifteen senior anesthetists who along with their associates & junior staff provide round the clock service. The anesthetists are helped by the state of the art anesthetic equipment. Services provided also include preoperative checkups and post-operative pain management team and a critical care team.
- General anesthesia is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or remember anything during the procedures. General anesthesia is commonly produced by a combination of intravenous drugs and inhaled gasses (anesthetics).
- The "sleep" you experience under general anesthesia is different from regular sleep. The anesthetized brain doesn't respond to pain signals or surgical manipulations.
- The practice of general anesthesia also includes controlling your breathing and monitoring your body's vital functions during your procedure. General anesthesia is administered by a specially trained physician, called an anesthesiologist.
- An Anesthesiologist Anesthetist) is a medical doctor who is a postgraduate in this field. We have Senior Consultants trained in India. They are assisted by Associate Consultants, Registrars, Operating Department Assistants (technicians), and recovery room nurses. Well-trained staff and availability of latest technology makes this as one of the safest places to get an anesthesia.
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
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.
Anesthesiology - Treatment & Services
Our team of anesthetists provides anesthetic assistance to various specialties in the hospital
- General surgery, Minimal invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, Bariatric surgery - (The same team with additional number of anesthetists are assisting the surgeons to perform approximately 800 surgeries per month)
- Cardiac Surgeries
- Pediatric Cardiac Surgeries
- Laser, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Orthopedics including joint replacement arthroscopies, use of laser in various procedures.
- Spine, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric, neonatology, urology, oncology.
Anesthesiology - Facilities
The facilities provided in our Operation theatres and recovery room which adhere to the international standards are as follows:
- Anesthetic machines giving adequate oxygen at all times/ Oxygen monitoring
- Anesthetic gas monitors One of these is available in every theatre unmatched even in the developed world. These monitors let us use extremely low fresh gas flows lesser than 500mls resulting in extreme economy, and negligible theatre pollution.
They monitor the following continuously
- Carbon dioxide
- Nitrous oxide
- Anesthetic gases
- Patient monitors
- Blood pressure
- Oxygen saturation
- Invasive pressures such as arterial pulmonary artery central venous
- Airway pressures and gas volumes
- Neuromuscular function monitoring, Entropy, BIS
- Depth of anesthesia monitoring using BIS, entropy
- TEE during the intra operative period in cardiac surgeries to diagnose valve dysfunction and regional to all dysfunction
- Cardiac monitoring
- Thermo dilution cardiac output, Flowtrac, TEE
- Continuous cardiac output
- Continuous mixed venous saturation
- Equipment making most complicated surgery safe
- Bair Huggers & disposable blankets to keep patient warm
- Blood warmers
- Syringe pumps, infusion pumps
- Blood gas and electrolyte machine, Glucometers
- Fiberoptic Laryngoscope, TEG, SCD Pumps
- Ultrasound and transthoracic and transoesophageal ECHO and regional blocks
- Newer drugs freely available
- Newer muscle relaxants, Newer local anesthetics
- Latest disposable airway equipment
- LMAS, IGEL
- Three fully equipped post operative recovery rooms with monitoring equipment as in the operating rooms.