Dr. Ramkumar P
Senior Consultant-Pain & Palliative Medicine
An anaesthesiologist who is an expert in pain management and palliative medicine, has more than 20 years of experience to his credit.
MBBS (Government Medical College Thrissur, University of Calicut) | MD in Anaesthesia (Government Medical College Vadodara, MS University Vadodara, Gujarat) | PG Diploma in Medicine (Palliative Care - Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia)
Additional Qualification :
Foundation Course in Palliative Care : PPCS Calicut | Advanced Course in Palliative Care: PPCS Calicut | BCCPM : PPCS Calicut | Faculty for Training Programme | CME and Conferences in Anaesthesia and Palliative Care at State and National levels | Examiner for BCCPM/ IAPC National Examination | Bruce Davis Gold Medal Exam
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.
He was working at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences before Joining Aster Medcity as Clinical Professor in Anaesthesia & Head of the Division of Pain & Palliative Medicine
He also worked as in charge of Pain and palliative care department, Kasturba Medical College Manipal
He also worked at AMALA CANCER Hospital Thrissur and West Fort Hi Tech Hospital Thrissur.
Expertise & Experience
Trigeminal Nerve Block, Radio Frequency Ablation for Severe Head AcheOccipital Nerve Block for Head Ache
Stellate Ganglion Block for Head and Neck and Upper Limb Pain
T2 Block : Sympathetic Block for Hyper hydrosis (Excessive Sweating)Thoracic Splanchnic Block (Coeliac Plexus Block) for Pain from Pancreas and StomachChemical Lumbar Sympathectomy for Improving Blood Supply to Lower Limbs
Hypogastric Plexus Block for Chronic Pelvic Pain
Ganglion Impar Block: For Coccyx Pain
Cervical & Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection for Neck pain and Low Back Ache due to Disc Protrusion
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection : For one sided Pain due to Disc Protrusion
PARS Block for Low Back Ache
Facet Joint Block : for Back Pain due to Facet Joint Pain
RFA of Facet / Median branch of Dorsal Nerve : For Prolonged relief of Facet Joint Pain
Cooled Radio Frequency Ablation for Shoulder Pain and Knee pain.
Dry Needling or IMS for the Myofascial Trigger points for Muscle Pains.
Palliative Medicine works as part of the Comprehensive Cancer Care Team, which aims at bettering the quality of life of cancer patients
Published research articles in Indian Journal of Anaesthesiology, Indian Journal of Orthopaedics and Indian Journal of Palliative Care. Faculty for National and International Continuing Medical Education programmes and Conferences.