Led by a team of highly trained doctors, the department of Pain & Palliative Medicine at Aster Medcity offers specialized interventional and non-interventional treatment for management of pain due to various illnesses and injuries in patients of all ages. Multidisciplinary in approach,they offer customised, guideline-based treatment to patients, with the support of trained nurses and therapists.
The course of the pain management treatment is determined after a detailed assessment of the patient’s medical problem, current health condition, symptoms, intensity of pain and lifestyle/ psychosocial background. Pain management treatment plans often include physiotherapy and rehabilitation sessions to ensure sustained relief.
Specialised Pain Management Services
The department also has a full-fledged palliative care wing that provides specialized, multidisciplinary medical care to patients suffering from serious illnesses including cancer and end stage renal/ liver diseases, with strong focus on enhancing the quality of life. A treatment mode that integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care, these therapies aim at providing maximum relief from the symptoms, pain and stress caused by the illness, with utmost consideration and compassion.
Palliative care are provided in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life like chemotherapy and radiation, right from the time of diagnosis. The treatment plan for each patient is created taking into consideration all aspects including his or her medical condition, symptoms, existing/ possible complications and psychosocial background. Apart from managing pain, the psychological/ spiritual aspects of the treatment affirm fact that life and death are natural processes. The families too are provided psychological support including counselling so that cope up with grief and loss, which is inevitable.
Paediatric Palliative Care
A child being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness is the most devastating thing that can happen to a family. Palliative treatment in children and young adults involve a comprehensive, compassionate approach to care, with strong focus on enhancing the quality of life. The course of the therapy is planned after taking into consideration the physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects, as a child’s needs are very different compared to that of an adult’s. The family’s emotional needs are taken care of too, with expert counselling and support.
Integrated Palliative Care
He is also an expert at managing recurrent ascites and pleural effusions with indwelling catheter.
PG Diploma Medicine - Palliative Care (Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia) | MD in Anaesthesia (Govt. Medical College, Baroda) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur)
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
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