The Department of Anaesthesiology at BMCHRC comprises of a team of experienced consultants and excellent support staff. The staff provides services at the ultra-modern operation theatres. The latest technology used by the anesthesiologists at the hospital includes an advanced anaesthesia work station, non-invasive and invasive monitors, infusion pumps, drug administration devices & endoscopes for difficult intubation.

Alongside this, the department also handles a 15-bed SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit) in joint management with Surgeon & Critical Care Experts (Doctors & Nurses). The beds are fully equipped to handle a number of different treatments.

Also under the Anaesthetic department is the 8-bed MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit), fully equipped with latest ventilators, invasive and noninvasive monitors providing sophisticated care to seriously ill cancer patients.

The unit is also jointly managed by the department with a multi disciplinary team of oncologists, physicians, physiotherapist, nutritionist, psychologist and well experienced critical care nurses.

Specialised Services

  • Preoperative assessment and perioperative care
  • Optimisation of patients undergoing complex surgery for cancer
  • Provide anaesthesia for major/minor surgeries
  • Provision of ambulatory anaesthesia and anaesthesia in remote areas
  • Preoperative care of high risk, elderly patients & patients with multiple comorbid conditions
  • Central venous access and invasive haemodynamic monitoring
  • Sonoguided regional anaesthesia and venous access

Care and Support facilities

BMCHRC provides various facilities and services. Besides professional care and support, hospital management is taking care of patients’ inner comfort as well. Facilities Offered at BMCHRC includes:

  • 1. Cardiac output monitoring, BIS monitoring in all operating theatres
  • 2. Infusion pumps like PCA pumps, epidural infusion, nerve blocks, continuous intravenous infusions
  • 3. The Department of Critical Care includes state-of-the-art medical and surgical critical care unit governed by this department



Find right answers to all your queries

What does an anesthesiologist do?

The job of an anesthesiologist is to ensure that a patient undergoes any surgery or related procedure safely without pain and other complication.

When do I meet my anesthesiologist?

There is a specialized clinic called PAC clinic, where you meet your anesthesiologist before surgery. Your preoperative assessment will be done in this clinic.

What are the types of anesthesia?

  • General anesthesia: You will be completely sedated in this type.
  • Regional anesthesia: Only the focal area where surgery need to be done is anesthetised and made pain free.
    • Spinal anesthesia
    • Opidural anesthesia
    • Local infiltration / Nerve block

What are the risks of anesthesia?

General anesthesia causes you to become unconscious. This type of anesthesia, while very safe, is the type most likely to cause side effects and to carry risks.

What are the most common side effects of anesthesia?

  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Drowsiness

When can I resume normal activities?

The anesthetic agent are gone from body within hours after completion of procedure. But we advise against performing procedures such as driving, operating machinery, signing legal papers for first 24 hours after any anesthetic.

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