Anaesthesia & Pain Management

Anaesthesia

The Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management has a young, well trained & experienced team of Anaesthesiologists. It is fully geared up to handle neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, organ transplant, urologic surgery, minimal access surgery, endoscopic surgery, laser surgery, robotic surgery, oncology, cosmetic, ENT, obstetric, dental and other allied surgical specialities. The department is well-equipped to offer anaesthesia services for painless deliveries at our obstetric suits with world-class care.

The hospital has state-of-the-art 11 modular operating theatres with laminar flow, coupled with cutting edge vitals monitoring system in addition to the hospital information system. The Operating rooms with latest anaesthesia work stations, monitoring systems, scavenging devices and separate service corridors are integrated with the most-sophisticated equipment. Automated temperature control of operating rooms provides a comfortable atmosphere not only for the patients, but also for the operating room personnel.

Our post-anaesthesia care unit is fully equipped with all international standard amenities to handle any unanticipated event. The transport facility from post-anaesthesia care unit to surgical ICU is of world-class with wide beds, continuous monitoring, oxygen supply, and escorted by qualified medical personnel who are experts in handling emergencies.

The department is capable of handling anaesthesia at remote locations like MRI, CT, ICU’s, Radiotherapy units and emergency rooms.

Pain Management

Causes of pain are often complex and to help relieve pain there are many treatment options including mind-body techniques, medications, therapies, lifestyle changes, physiotherapy, chiropractic care, acupressure, acupuncture, electro-thermal therapy, nerve block injections, trigger point injections, spinal cord stimulation, spinal drug delivery, etc.

We manage

  • Acute Pain
  • Chronic Benign Pain
  • Cancer Pain

We manage the following common disorders:

  • Arthritis Pain
  • Pain after Surgery
  • Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Neuralgia
  • Backache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Post Herpetic Pain
  • Sympathetic Dystrophy

Therapies

Medical Pain Management

In medical pain management, medicines including painkillers, muscle relaxants and sedatives are used to treat pain. The treatment can last for about 3 to 6 weeks and sometimes the treatment might be longer than usual. In addition to medications, physiotherapy, some exercises and some controlled activities might be recommended by our physician. Medical pain management is the cornerstone of pain management as it offers an opportunity for the tissues to heal on their own with supportive medications.

Physiotherapy

Pain management in physiotherapy is achieved by means like exercises, application of heat and cold, electrical stimulation, manipulation and traction. This mode of therapy is done in association with other conventional methods of pain management to restore mobility and normal function. Pain, falls, injuries, disabilities, recovery from orthopaedic, cardiovascular and neurological conditions can make your life functionally and physically debilitating, but you can achieve far greater levels of functionality and physical ability with profound independence, improved flexibility, enhanced fitness and regained strength with a well-structured physiotherapy and wellness program. There are various methods discussed under physiotherapy. Some of them have proven benefit, while others are undergoing trials. Before any modality of physiotherapy is thought of, certain factors have to be considered.

Heat Therapy

It is an age-old therapy as many people are quite aware of the fact that application of heat relieves pain.

Superficial Heat Therapy

  • Heat Pad
  • Hot Moist Packs
  • Infrared Radiation
  • Paraffin Wax

Deep Heat Therapy

(a) Medium Frequency Currents

  • Short Wave Diathermy
  • Microwave Diathermy

(b) Medium Frequency Currents

  • Interferential Therapy

(c) Low Frequency Currents

  • TENS (Electrothermal therapy)

Manipulative Therapy

  • Soft tissue techniques (massage)
  • Orthoses & supports
  • Passive mobilisation of joints
  • Cervical collars
  • Passive stretching of soft tissues
  • Lumbar supports
  • Auto-stretching of soft tissues

Advanced Pain Management

  • Cryo-analgesia
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System
  • Motor Cortex Stimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation

Alternate Therapies

  • Stress management
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Interventions

Head & Neck Interventions

  • Trigger point injection
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
  • Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block
  • Atlanto-Occipital & Atlanto-Axial Injections
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injection
  • Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Trigeminal Ganglion Block
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Botulinum Toxin Therapy

Chest Interventions

  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Injection
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Botulinum Toxin Therapy

Upper Abdominal Interventions

  • Coeliac Plexus Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Splanchnic Nerves Block

Lower Abdominal Interventions

  • Superior hypogastric plexus block
  • Ganglion Impair Block

Interventions Associated with Back

  • Caudal Epidural Injection
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Adhesiolysis (Racz’s Procedure)
  • Spinal Endoscopy/Epiduroscopy
  • Epidural Adhesiolysis (Endoscopy Assisted)
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Intradiscal Therapies

Disc Decompression Therapies

  • Nucleoplasty
  • Laser Assisted Disc Decompression
  • Chemonucleolysis
  • Percutaneous Discectomy

Annuloplasty

  • Disctrode Therapy
  • Intradiscal Electrothermy (IDET)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Botulinum Toxin Therapy

Interventions Associated with Upper Limb

  • Shoulder joint injections
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection

Interventions Associated with Lower Limb

  • Lateral cutaneous nerve block
  • Knee Joint Injections
  • Sole of Foot Injections