Anaesthesia & Critical Care

An integral support function for all Specialities, the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care provides inter-disciplinary medical care based on applications of Anaesthesia in surgery, Diagnostics, Critical Care and Pain management, with an optimal, evidence-based approach. From providing patient-centred perioperative clinical services in Surgery to induction of Anaesthesia for diagnostic and radiation procedures to rendering quality care to the critically ill and assisting in chronic pain management, the ALS/BLS trained team of Anaesthesiologists, with the help of high-tech clinical support, extends expert services to all specialities at all times, efficiently.

The department functions 24/7

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Dr. Suresh G Nair
Senior Consultant
Dr. Suresh G Nair

Dr. Suresh G Nair is Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services. A veteran in Anaesthesiology with more than 25 years of experience in pain and Critical Care, Medical Intensive Care, Transoesophageal Echocardiography and Mechanical ventilation, he is an expert capable of handling even the most complicated cases, across multiple Specialities. He also has 15 years of experience in teaching as Professor and Head Of Department.

Qualifications

FIACTA (HON) | FTEE (HON)| MS (Baroda Medical College)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Associate Professor, Sree Chithira Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram

Professor and Head of Department, Anaesthesia and Critical Care, AIMS, Kochi

22 years of teaching experience

Examiner for MD anesthesia

Examiner for DNB anesthesia

Examiner for fellowship in cardiac anesthesia

Teacher in Transoesophageal Echocardiography

Published 46 Research articles in International and Indian Journals

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Gujarati and Tamil

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Dr. Ramkumar P
Senior Consultant
Dr. Ramkumar P

An anaesthesiologist who is an expert in pain management and palliative medicine, Dr. Ramkumar P has more than 20 years of experience to his credit. Trained at some of the best medical institutions in the country, he excels in multi-modal analgesia and interventions for chronic head ache, neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, gluteal pain, chronic abdominal and pelvic pain, knee pain, peripheral vascular disease, post herpetic neuralgia, phantom limb pain and also the total care/ palliative care for cancer patients.

He is also an expert at managing recurrent ascites and pleural effusions with indwelling catheter.

Qualifications

PG Diploma Medicine - Palliative Care (Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia) | MD in Anaesthesia (Govt. Medical College, Baroda) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur)

Achievements

Expertise in interventions like:

Trigeminal Nerve Block

Occipital Nerve Block

Stellate Ganglion Block

Thoracic Splanchnic Block (Coeliac Plexus Block)

Chemical Lumbar Sympathectomy

Hypogastric Plexus Block

Ganglion Impar Block

Cervical & Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection

PARS Block

Facet Joint Block

RFA of Facet / Median branch of Dorsal Nerve

Pulsed RF for Shoulder Pain and Knee pain

Dry Needling or IMS for the Myofascial Trigger points

Clinical Professor in Anaesthesia & Head of the Division of Pain & Palliative Medicine

Pain and palliative care department, Kasturba Medical College Manipal

In charge of Pain and Palliative care clinic, Amala Cancer Hospital

In charge of Pain & Palliative Care Clinic, West Fort Hi Tech Hospital Thrissur

Part of the Comprehensive Cancer Care Team, which aims at bettering the quality of life of cancer patients

Published research articles

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada

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Dr. Gopakumar D
Senior Consultant
Dr. Gopakumar D

A highly trained Anaesthetist and critical care expert with more than 22 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Gopakumar specialises in anaesthesia for cardiothoracic, orthopaedic and laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeries.

Qualifications

DNB in Anaesthesiology (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | Diploma in Anaesthesiology (AFMC, Pune) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Senior Consultant & Head of Department, Anaesthesia and Critical Care, SUT Royal Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist & Intensivist, SUT Royal Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

Consultant Cardiac Anaesthesiologist, Omega Hospital, Mangalore

Senior Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Anaesthesiology in Government Medical Colleges, Kerala

Post Graduate Teacher in anaesthesia & critical care

President, Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Thiruvananthapuram

Organised several CMEs on Anaesthesiology, including international/ south zone and state events

Guest speaker/ Faculty at several national conferences

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Dr. Jithendra T
Consultant
Dr. Jithendra T

Dr. Jithendra T is Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services, with more than 8 years of experience. His areas of special interests are Ortho/Neuroanaesthesia, pain medicine, critical care and Regional Anaesthesia. He is an expert at handling high-risk Anaesthesia cases, use of Ultrasound for Regional Anaesthesia, Vascular access & its ICU applications, difficult airway management and Percutaneous Tracheostomies.

Qualifications

DNB in (AIMS, Kochi) | MBBS (TD Medical College, Alapuzha)

Achievements

Worked as a consultant Anaesthesiologist in Neuroanaesthesia and Orthopedics at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Developed regional Anaesthesia including ultrasound guided nerve blocks and use of ultrasound in critical care at AIMS, Kochi

Invited faculty for various conferences and workshops on regional Anaesthesia at State, Regional and National level.

Expert in Percutaneous Tracheostomies in ICUs

Proficient in Malayalam, Hindi and English

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Dr. Anuroop Balagopal
Consultant
Dr. Anuroop Balagopal

Dr. Anuroop Balagopal is Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services. With more than 7 years of experience, he is an Anaesthesiologist specialising in Critical Care. His areas of special interest are ARDS- Mechanical Ventilation and ACLS. He is former Assistant Professor in Medical Intensive Care at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Qualifications

Fellowship– E Dic (European Diploma In Intensive Care) | FNB in Critical Care Medicine (AIMS, Kochi)| MD (PGIMER, Chandigarh) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)

Achievements

Anaesthesiologist in PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

Assistant Professor in Medical ICU –AIMS, Kochi

Actively involved in the care of patients of various medical specialties as well as trauma patients

Published Research articles

Proficient in English, Hindi and Malayalam

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Dr. Joel Devasia
Consultant
Dr. Joel Devasia

Dr. Joel Devasia is Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Critical Care, with 7 years of experience as an Anaesthetist. He specialises in Cardiac Anesthesia, and his fields of special interests are Pediatric cardiac Anaesthesia and critical care. He is former Assistant Professor of Cardiac Anaesthesia at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Perioperative Trans-esophageal Echocardiography (Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiologists) | PDCC in Cardiac Anaesthesia (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences) | DNB in Anaesthesiology (Medical Trust Hospital) | DA (Goa Medical College) | MBBS (Goa Medical College)

Achievements

Assistant Professor of Cardiac Anaesthesia at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

Observer at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Teaching experience of almost 6 years in medical college and premier institutions

Presented an award winning paper at the Cardiac Anaesthesia Update at Chennai in 2011

Experience in coordinating and training for BSc. Respiratory Therapy Programme

Involved in ACLS and BLS training for In-hospital staff

Executive member in organizing committee of the 16th National conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists at Kochi, 2013

Published articles in prominent Indian Medical Journal

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Konkani, Marathi

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Dr Ranjit Unnikrishnan
Consultant
Dr Ranjit Unnikrishnan

A highly experienced Intensivist Dr. Ranjit Unnikrishnan specialises in advanced intensive care and pulmonary medicine. Trained extensively in management of critically ill people including those post surgery, he also holds an international diploma in intensive care.

Qualifications

European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) | Fellowship in Critical Care (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi) | DNB (National Board of Examinations) | MD (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)

Achievements

Consultant and Chief, Department of Critical Care, MIMS Calicut

Proficient in English, Malayalam and Hindi

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Dr. Sangeeth P.S
Consultant
Dr. Sangeeth P.S

Dr.Sangeeth.P.S is Senior Specialist, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services. An Anaesthetist with more than 5 years of experience, he specialises in Hepato Biliary & Solid Organ Transplant Anaesthesia. His areas of special interest are high risk Hepato Biliary & Pancreatic Surgery & GI Critical care. He is former Assistant Professor at Jubilee Medical Mission College.

Qualifications

International Fellowship in Liver Transplant (ASAN Medical Centre, Seoul) | Fellowship in Liver Transplant AIMS Kochi| MD (BJMC Ahmedabad) | DA (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College Thrissur)

Achievements

Assistant Professor, Jubilee Mission Medical College

Department of Anaesthesia, AIMS, Kochi

Junior Intensivist Paediatric Cardiac Surgery – MIMS Calicut

Expertise in Solid Organ Transplant Anaesthesia including Liver & Renal Transplant Anaesthesia for high risk HepatoBiliary &Pancreatic Surgery Anaesthesia for Vascular Surgery

Trained in Livet Transplant Anesthesia at ASAN Medical Centre, Seoul

Proficient in English, Hindi and Malayalam

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Dr. Nisha A
Consultant
Dr. Nisha A

An Anaesthetist with more than 16 years of experience, Dr. Nisha is trained in inducing anaesthesia for high-risk surgical procedures including transplant. Her areas of special interest include Hepatobiliary and transplant anaesthesia, GI critical care and paediatric anaesthesia.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Solid Organ Transplant (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences) | MD in Anaesthesia (Govt. Medical College Calicut) | Diploma in Anaesthesia (Govt. Medical College Calicut) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College Kottayam)

Achievements

Consultant Transplant Anaesthesiologist PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

Consultant Anaesthesiologist PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

Associate Professor in Anaesthesiology Padmashree Dr. DV Patil Medical College and Hospitals, Mumbai

Lecturer in Anaesthesiology Padmashree Dr. DV Patil Medical College and Hospitals, Mumbai

Senior Registrar in Anaesthesiology Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Lecturer in Anaesthesia MGM Medical College & Hospitals, Mumbai

Assistant Professor in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi

Junior Anaesthesiologist, Lakshmi Hospital, Kochi

Lecturer in Anaesthesia, Government Medical College, Thrissur

In-charge of the perioperative Anaesthetic management of the liver

transplant patients at PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi

Published research articles

Proficient in Malayalam Hindi and English

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Dr. Ramamurthy Ganesan Baskaran
Associate Consultant
Dr. Ramamurthy Ganesan Baskaran

An Anaesthetist/ Intensivist with more than 12 years of experience, f Dr. Ramamurthy Ganesan Baskaran is an expert in in anaesthesia for liver transplant, high-risk bariatric, upper GI, colorectal, HPB, obstetrics, polytrauma, maxillofacial and complex urology and gynaecological surgeries. Trained in India and the UK, he specialises in management of critically ill medical/ surgical/ transplant patients.

Qualifications

FRCA & CCT (Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK) | MD in Anaesthesia (King George Medical University, Lucknow) | MBBS (Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai)

Achievements

Expertise in Liver Transplant Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Regional Anaesthesia, Obstetric anaesthesia & Difficult Airway.

Special interests include clinical audit, patient safety and training of allied specialities.

Lead Consultant, Transplant Anaesthesia at BGS Global Hospitals, Bangalore

Senior Registrar, Anaesthesia, West Yorkshire

Proficient in English, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi

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Dr. Deepa Denesh
Senior Specialist
Dr. Deepa Denesh

An Emergency Physician, Dr. Deepa Denesh is trained in management of acute medical emergencies and ultrasound guided interventions. Her areas of special interest include gastroenterology emergencies and management of infectious diseases.

Qualifications

MRCP (Royal College of Physicians, UK) | MBBS (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi)

Achievements

Certified in emergency ultrasound from the George Washington University

ACLS certified (American Heart Association)

Observership, American Hospital, Dubai

Resident in Gastroenterology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Resident in Medical Gastroenterology, PVS, Kochi

Published research articles

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Dr. Jobin Abraham
Senior Specialist
Dr. Jobin Abraham

A Cardiac Anaesthesiologist with 6 years of experience in anaesthesiology and critical care, Dr. Jobin Abraham is trained in both adult and paediatric cardiac anaesthesia and post-operative ICU care.

Qualifications

IDCCM (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi)

DM in Cardiac Anaesthesiology (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi)

MD in Anaesthesiology (St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore)

MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)

Achievements Intensive care training at St. Johns Medical College

Training in Medical & surgical Intensive care and anaesthesia for elective and emergency Neurosurgery, NIMHANS

Training in IDCCM, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain and Palliative Medicine, MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery

Trained in adult and paediatric cardiac surgeries and Post OP ICU care, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam

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Dr. Baby Thampuru Vamadevan
Specialist
Dr. Baby Thampuru Vamadevan

An Anaesthetist trained in critical care, emergency management and resuscitation, Dr. Baby Thampuru’s areas of special interest include diificult airway management, neuro anaesthesia, bariatric anaesthesia and transplant anaesthesia.

Qualifications

MD in Anaesthesia (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences) | MBBS (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal)

Achievements

Certificate course in Essentials of Palliative Care by Indian Association of Palliative Care

Advanced Cardiac Life Support organised by the Department of Critical Medicine of AIMS Experience in: Endotracheal intubation, Central neuraxial blocks including spinal, epidural and caudal blocks, USG guided regional nerve blocks , difficult airway management including use of different types of laryngeal mask airways (LMA), fibro-optic bronchoscope &video laryngoscopes , peripheral and central venous cannulation, arterial cannulation, cardio-pulmonary cerebral resuscitation(CPCR), labour analgesia & acute post operative pain management.

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada,

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Dr. Rajat Raja
Specialist
Dr. Rajat Raja

Dr.Rajat Raja is Specialist, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services, with more than 4 years of experience. He specialises in Critical Care and is also trained in Internal Medicine. His field of special interest is management and control of infectious diseases in critical care.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Critical Care (AIMS, Kochi)| DNB (Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences) | MBBS (AIMS, Kochi)

Achievements

Senior Resident, Department of Gastroenterology, Pushpagiri Hospital

Training in Internal Medicine, Pushpagiri Hospital

Trained in Intensive Care, AIMS, Kochi

Published Research articles

Proficient in English, Hindi and Malayalam

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Dr. Lakshmipriya Menon
Specialist
Dr. Lakshmipriya Menon

An Anaesthesiologist trained in administering anaesthesia for routine and emergency surgical procedures and and in perioperative intensive care, Dr. Lakshmipriya ‘s fields of special interest include obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia, paediatric anaesthesia and regional anaesthesia for ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks.

Qualifications

CRRI Programme (District General Hospital, Ernakulam) | MD (Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur) | MBBS (MOSC Medical College, Kolencherry)

Achievements

Trained in:

American Heart Association’s BLS (Basic Life Support)

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

BASIC (Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care)

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Dr. Kavitha Sadan
Specialist
Dr. Kavitha Sadan

Dr, Kavitha Sadan is Specialist, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services. She has over 6 years of experience in Trauma and Emergency Care and Anaesthesia. She specialises in Anaesthesia and Critical Care and has special interest in highly advanced and complex areas of critical care like Air transfer and retrieval of critically ill patients and high-risk Obstetric Anaesthesia.

Qualifications

DA in Anaesthesiology (AIMS, Kochi) | MRCA (RCOA, UK)| MBBS (BM Patil Medical College, Bijapur)

Achievements

Trauma and Emergency Unit, East Lancashire NHS Trust, UK

Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, Northwest School of Anaesthesia (North West Deanery)

Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, Stoke School of Anaesthesia (North West Deanery)

Postgraduate Resident in Anaesthesia, AIMS, Kochi

Postgraduate Anaesthetic training from North West School of Anaesthesia and Stoke School of Anaesthesia

CCBT (certificate of Completion of Basic Training) in Anaesthesia from Stoke School of Anaesthesia, West Midland Deanery

Member of Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK

Working towards attainment of Fellowship

Postgraduate training in Anaesthesia at AIMS, Kochi

Proficient in English, Hindi and Malayalam

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Dr. Rajesh Rajgopal
Specialist
Dr. Rajesh Rajgopal

Dr. Rajesh Rajagopal is Specialist, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services. He has over 4 years of experience in Anaesthesia and Critical Care management. He specialises in General Anaesthesia and his fields of special interest are Pain & palliation, critical care and USG guided Regional Anaesthesia, Neuroanaesthesia and difficult airway.

Qualifications

Pain and Palliative Therapy (TIPS, India) | DNB in Anaesthesia and Critical care (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi)| MBBS (T.D Medical College, Alapuzha)

Achievements

Actively involved in the Post Graduate Training Programme at AIMS, Kochi

Comprehensive training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Specialized training in pain and palliative therapy

Published research articles in International Journals

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil

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Dr. Jyothi Lakshmi Nair
Specialist
Dr. Jyothi Lakshmi Nair

Dr. Jyothi Lakshmi Nair is Specialist, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Services. An Anaesthetist with 3 years of experience, her areas of special interest are Obstetric Anaesthesia , Transplant Anaesthesia and Regional Anaesthesia. She is also capable of handling high risk Anaesthesia and critical ill patients.

Qualifications

Diploma in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (Govt. Medical College. Nagpur) | DNB Anaesthesia and Critical Care (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College. Nagpur)

Achievements

Anaesthetist at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Independently managed all high risk Anaesthesia in surgical and super specialty branches

Published article in International Journal

Written research articles

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi.

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Aster Facilities
Operating Rooms
Operating Rooms
  • Perioperative anesthetic care
  • Anesthesia for solid organ transplant
  • Invasive monitoring of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and associated technique
  • Anesthetic support for SSEP and MEP
  • Anesthesia for infants, neonates and children
  • Anesthesia for craniofacial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • Labor analgesia and obstetric Anaesthesia
  • Regional anesthetic techniques with ultra sound and PNS
  • Transesophageal echocardiography • Fibre optic bronchoscopy
  • Difficult intubation maneuvers
  • Intar aortic balloon support
  • Inotropes vasodilators and vasopressors • ECMO and LVAD assistance
  • Neuro monitoring: BIS, NIRS, neuromuscular monitoring, TCD
  • Special anesthetic techniques for awake craniotomies
  • Blood conservative measures
Anaesthesia for remote locations
Anaesthesia for remote locations
  • Acute Pain services: “Welcome block” for trauma patients
  • Anesthesia for endoscopy/ urology procedures
  • Anesthesia for CT, MRI and PET scans
  • Anesthesia for ECT
  • Anesthesia for radiation oncology procedures
  • Anesthesia for cardiac catheterization
Critical Care Units
Critical Care Units
  • High quality postoperative evidence based patient care
  • Resuscitation of acutely ill patients
  • Invasive monitoring
  • Ventilation techniques
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Fibre optic bronchoscopes for therapeutic and diagnostic modalities
  • Transesophgeal echocardiography
  • Intraaortic baloon pump
  • Acute postoperative pain relief techniques
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Rehabilitation therapy
Chronic Pain Clinic
Chronic Pain Clinic
  • Epidural steriods therapy
  • Ultrasound-guided and fluro-guided root and facet blocks
  • Home visits by palliative division
  • End-of-life care.
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