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Anesthesiology

Department of Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology and critical care of Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute was established in the year 2008 with two operating rooms and Intensive care Unit. It has grown tremendously over the years and currently it has ten major operation theatres and three minor operation theatres.

The department takes care of the critically ill patients of five bedded SICU, five bedded RICU and ten bedded MICU. The operation theatres and the ICUs are fully equipped with sophisticated anesthesia gas machines, multi parameter monitors, ventilators, syringe pumps, infusion pumps etc. The department provides services to various surgical disciplines like General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, ENT, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery and Urology.

PROFESSOR AND HEAD

DR.VIJAY NARAYANAN S MBBS., MD

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PROFILE SUMMARY:

Dr.Vijay Narayanan joined this institute as a Professor in August 2020 and was designated as the Head of the department from April 2021. He also heads the Allied Health Sciences (Anaesthesia Technology) program. He is the Coordinator of the Hospital-based Certificate Courses program for SBV. He is a recognized Ph.D. guide for Anaesthesiology and Inter-disciplinary research of SBV. He has 13 years of UG teaching experience and 10 years of PG teaching experience. He has been a PG teacher and Guides for post-graduate students for various research projects since 2016. He has 12  publications to his credit in various national and international journals. He has conducted various conferences and workshops throughout his career in many institutions. He has a profound interest in Regional anesthesia and Critical care management.

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PROFESSOR

DR. PRANJALI KURHEKAR MBBS., MD

                           

PROFILE SUMMARY:                             

Dr.PranjaliKurhekar  joined the institution as an Associate  Professor in October 2015 and was promoted to the post of  Professor in Anaesthesiology in October2017. She has 15 years of UG teaching experience and 8 years of PG teaching experience. She has been a PG teacher and guide to the post graduate students for various research projects since 2016.

She is a recognised PhD guide for Anaesthesiology and Inter-disciplinary research of SBV. She  plays an important role in department functioning, PG academics and the research activities.  She has lifetime membership in professional bodies like Indian Society of Anaesthesiology (ISA). She is a reviewer for indexed anaesthesiology journals and has been critically reviewing various research articles. She has conducted ultrasound guided cadaver workshop in regional anaesthesia and pain. She has 13 publications in national and international journals and 5 ongoing research projects. Her special areas of interest are perioperative anaesthesiology, ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia and clinical research.

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DR K RAJARAJESWARAN MBBS., MD

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PROFILE SUMMARY:       

He joined the institute as associate professor on 10-03-2021. He had worked as assistant professor for 5 years and Associate professor for 3 years in MCI recognised medical colleges. Total UG teaching experience is 8 years. He has training certificate in palliative care – IAPC (INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF PALLIATIVE CARE). He has an avid interest in simulation based training and has incorporated Skills based training into the Interns, Post Graduate and Allied health sciences training programs. He is a key player in the departmental functioning and curriculum assignment for the Post Graduates. He is also a key member in various Professional Bodies like Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists. He has 2 publications in various national and international journals to his credit. His career objective is to provide wholesome perioperative care (safety and comfort). Special interest in palliative care.

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DR DILIP KUMAR G MBBS., MD

 

PROFILE SUMMARY:

Dr. Dilip Kumar joined the institution as Assistant Professor on the 28th of May, 2013 and was promoted as Associate Professor on the 12th of April 2019. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology. His undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience is 8 and 5 years respectively. He has a Fellowship in Pain Management. Being one of the principal regulators of the Postgraduate and Allied Health Sciences curriculum, he has incorporated skills based training into these training programmes. He plays an important role in department functioning and has an avid interest in simulation based training. He has lifetime membership in professional bodies like Indian Society of Anaesthesiology (ISA), Indian Society of Study of Pain (ISSP) and Indian Medical Association (IMA). He is also a member of Institutional research council since 2019. He has 6 publications in national and international journals and one copyright to his credit. He has commendable interpersonal skills with fellow physicians, nurses and theatre technicians and other healthcare personnel. He has innate passion to excel in the chosen field and his career objective is to demonstrate his skills as an expert anesthesiologist for surgeries from various specialties and deliver excellent pre-, intra- and post-operative care to patients. His special areas of interest are acute and chronic pain interventions involving ultrasound and fluoroscopy.

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DR. KRISHNA PRASAD T. MBBS, MD

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PROFILE SUMMARY:

Currently working as Associate professor. He joined the institute as Assistant Professor on 21-09-2015. He was promoted as Associate Professor on 02-03-2020. Total UG and PG teaching experience is 7 years and 2 months. He has fellowship in Pain Management. He has an avid interest in simulation based training, and has incorporated skills based training into the Interns, Post Graduate and Allied health sciences training programs. He is a key player in the departmental functioning and curriculum assignment for the Post Graduates. He is also a key member in various professional bodies like Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Indian Medical Association. He has 10 publications in various national and international journals to his credit. He has four copyrights to his credit. His career objective is to provide wholesome perioperative care (safety and comfort). Special interest in acute and chronic pain management.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR.BALASUBRAMANIAN ANUSHA MBBS.MD.

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PROFILE SUMMARY:

Asst. Prof. Balasubramanian Anusha, joined the Department of Anaesthesiology as Senior Resident in MGMCRI in December 2017 after completing the UG and PG in MGMCRI. She was promoted to Assistant Professor in April 2018. In MGMCRI, She was the part of the Palliative Care Team and Acute Pain Management Team. She was also a member of the Code Blue team in MGMCRI. After which,  She joined SSSMCRI as Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Anaesthesiology, in November 2019. She plays a pivotal rolein all the departmental proceedings.She is also the departmental post graduate coordinator and is involved in and setting up of monthlyacademic schedule, departmental exams, paper correctionfor the Postgraduates.

Being the Member Secretary ofMedical Simulation & Skills Lab, sheis the cornerstone in setting up of the Medical Simulation & Skill Lab in SSSMCRI and running the skill-based training programmes successfully till date. She has coordinated various events that has happened in medical simulation& skill lab.She is a member in American Heart Association and a Lead Instructor and has conducted BLS & ACLS Provider Courses for  Faculties, Post Graduates & CRRIs. . She is also a member in Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists. To add to her credit, She has 3 publications in various international journals. She is also currently awaiting copyrights. Her professional career objective is to make patients anxiety free and feel safe in the Operation Theatre.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR.HARIESH.A. MBBS, MD.

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Dr. A. Hariesh joined the institute as Assistant Professor on 10/09/2018. He has worked as Senior Resident in the Dept of Anaesthesiology in ESIC medical college hospital prior to joining our institute. He completed his M.B.B.S. from Meenaksh i Medical College and MD Anaesthesiology  from SRM Medical College. He has interest in incorporating skill based training to post graduates . His career objective is to provide safe and comfortable peri operative care to the patients. His area of interests are Regional anAesthesia  and airway management.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR.SENTHIL KUMAR.S.A MBBS, MD

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Dr. Senthil Kumar joined institute as a senior resident on September 1 ,2018 and currently  assistant professor in department of anaesthesiology in Shri Sathya Sai Medical college and research institute .  Total teaching experience  is 2 years . He has a huge  interest in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia and incorporated skills in doing the same. He has a important role in curriculum and teaching for post graduates , AHS students and interns . He is a member in board of studies committee . He is a sincere worker for department smooth functioning . He has a copyright accredited by Govt . of India . He has also conducted Value Added Course on Quality assurance of Operation theatre . Area of interest ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia and paediatric anaesthesia.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DR.KARTHIGA.E MBBS, MD

                                             

PROFILE SUMMARY:

Dr.E.Karthiga   joined the institute as senior resident on 03/01/2019.She has worked as a consultant Anaesthesiologist in the department of cardio thoracic surgery in Chettinad Health City prior to joining our institute. She has been promoted to Assistant Professor in our institute on 01/01/2021.She completed her MBBS from Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences(PIMS) ,and MD Anaesthesiology from SRM Medical college and research institute,Chennai. She is a member of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists(ISA).She has interest in incorporating skill based training into Post graduates and Allied Health sciences training program. Her career objective is to provide safe and comfortable perioperative and postoperative care . Her area of interests are Paediatric anaesthesia and Regional anaesthesia.

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SENIOR RESIDENT

DR.SABARIGIRIVASAN MBBS.MD

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PROFILE SUMMARY:

He joined the institute as senior resident on 08/09/21. He completed his MBBS from Stanley medical college, Chennai and M.D from vinayaka missions medical college, Salem. He has done A.F.I.H ( associate fellowship in industrial health) from Sri Ramachandra medical university, Chennai. He has completed ACMDC( advanced certificate course in the prevention and management of Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases from PHFI, India. Certified American heart association (AHA) - BLS ( Basic life support) and ACLS ( Advanced Cardiac Life Support) provider. He is a key member in various professional bodies like Indian society of anaesthesiologists(ISA). His areas of interest are perioperarive , regional anaesthesia and intensive care medicine.

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SENIOR RESIDENT

Dr.SHEERIN SARAH LYSANDER MBBS., MD., DNB.

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PROFILE SUMMARY:

Currently working as a senior resident in the department of anaesthesiology in this institute since November 2020. She is a fellow in interventional pain management. She is a member of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists and Indian Medical Association. Her focus is on providing high quality anaesthesia care. She also has valuable experience in critical care medicine. She is to pursue and explore the field of pain medicine and rehabilitation.

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Facilities Available

  • Our department is one of the important service-providing departments taking care of patients who undergo various surgical procedures. In addition, we take care of critically ill patients admitted in the various Intensive Care Units and also provide pain relief services in the post-operative period and to patients suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions..
  • We have well-equipped operation theaters with all facilities to cater to various surgical procedures. We also have intensive care units which have modern ventilators and other equipments to take care of the critically ill patients. We have experienced and skilled anesthesiologists who also have good knowledge to perform various tasks. The paramedical, technical staffs also extend their support to us for the smooth functioning of the department.
  • The upgraded pain clinic was inaugurated in August 2016. A good number of patients have benefited so far, who had malignancy, chronic backache, peri-arthritis of shoulder etc. All procedures are done under the guidance of ultrasound or C-arm to improve the accuracy as well as to reduce the complications.
  • Library: In addition to the central library, the department library has adequate books for ready reference. The new editions are added every year to update the knowledge.

Anesthesiology Activities.

  • Academic programs are regularly conducted for PG students, in addition to their regular clinical training in various operation theatres. The academic programs consist of seminars, journal club, case presentation, group discussion. During each session the performance of student is evaluated based on standard evaluation form. In addition to this each week theory classes are taken by faculties for the PG students.
  • Each PG student is expected to upload all the clinical and academic activities on electronic portal (e-portfolio) which is assessed and commented by the faculty.

Conferences/CMEs/Workshops:

  • Workshops, CMEs and guest lectures are organized by the department on regular basis.
  • Faculties as well as post-graduate students are regularly attending various state/national/international conferences/CMEs/workshops to update their knowledge.
  • Various faculty development programs are attended by the faculties regularly. All the faculties are trained in teaching methodologies.

Anesthesiology Services

  • Our department is one of the important service-providing departments taking care of patients who undergo various surgical procedures.. In addition, we take care of critically ill patients admitted in the various Intensive Care Units and also provide pain relief services in the post-operative period and to patients suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions. We have well-equipped operation theaters with all facilities to cater to various surgical procedures. We also have intensive care units which have modern ventilators and other equipments to take care of the critically ill patients.
  • We have experienced and skilled anesthesiologists who also have good knowledge to perform various tasks. The paramedical, technical staffs also extend their support to us for the smooth functioning of the department.
  • The upgraded pain clinic was inaugurated in August 2016. A good number of patients have benefited so far, who had malignancy, chronic backache, peri-arthritis of shoulder etc. All procedures are done under the guidance of ultrasound or C-arm to improve the accuracy as well as to reduce the complications.

Programs Offered

  • MD Anesthesiology
  • MBBS

  • BSc Anesthesia Technology

Publications

The department has publications of varieties of articles in highly indexed and reputed journals.

List of Publications: Dept.of Anesthesiology, SSSMCRI .[ 2015 onwards] Publications: Dept.of Anesthesiology, SSSMCRI,Ammapettai. S.B.V.University.[2015 onwards]
  1. K. Vinod, Sashi Walling T. Study on Comparison between Landmark Guided (Brinkman's Technique) and Ultrasound Guided Internal Jugular Vein Cannulation. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; 51: 8894-8899.
  2. Sashi Walling T, K. Vinod. “To Study the Role of Compressive Therapy and Surgical Intervention in Treatment of Venous Ulcers”. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; 61: 10697-10703.
  3. Dilip Kumar G, Vishwanath R. Hiremath. “Efficacy of Clonidine as an Adjuvant to Bupivacaine for Caudal Block in Children Undergoing Infra-Umbilical Surgery”. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; Vol. 4,Issue 82, October 12; Page: 14299-14305, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2015/2034
  4. B. Jalakandan, K. Bhaskaran, Viswanath R. Hiremath. “Effect of N-Acetylcysteine on Oxidative Stress in Patients Undergoing off pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting”. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; Vol. 4, Issue 79, October 01; Page: 13754-13763, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2015/1963
  5. Vishwanath R. Hiremath, N. Gnanasekar. “Dexmedetomidine and Fentanyl for Endotracheal Intubation: A Comparative Study”. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; Vol. 4, Issue 83, October 15; Page: 14458-14468, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2015/2057
  6. A Comparative Study of Continuous Infusion of Frusemide Vs Intermittent Bolus Administration in Congestive Heart Failure. M.S.Raghuraman, A.Saravanavel, K. Jayasingh IJHSR. 2015; 5(8): 162-167
  7. A. Radhakrishnan, R. Krishna Prabu, M. S. Raghuraman. “A Comparison of Ease of Nerve Localization and Complications between Posterior and Lateral Approaches of Popliteal Block”. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2015; Vol. 4, Issue 84, October 19; Page: 14648-14653, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2015/2082
  8. Raghuraman M. S., Sivaraman B. Comparative study of anaphylaxis incidence in patients receiving anti-snake venom with or without prophylactic adrenaline: a prospective, randomized, blinded study. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol. (2016); 5(4): 1436-1440. doi:10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20162449
  9. Raghuraman MS. Errors in an article published in EgJA in 2016. Egypt J Anaesth (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egja.2016.10.013. Published online on Nov.23,2016.
  10. Antony John Charles S, Raghuraman MS, Raji Sharma, David George Veliath. Comparison of oral clonidine with oral midazolam in managing agitation following sevoflurane anesthesia. A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study. Asian J Pharm Clin Res, Vol 9, Issue 6, 2016, 297-299. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.22159/ajpcr.2016.v9i6.14423.
  11. Raghuraman M.S. Comments on an article published in SLJA in July 2016. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology: 25(1):59 (2017) DOI: 10.4038/slja.v25i1.8197.
  12. Raghuraman M.S. Comments on an article published in EgJA in Oct. 2016. Egypt J Anaesth (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egja.2017.02.001
  13. Kurhekar P, Kumar SM, Sampath D. Comparative evaluation of intrathecal morphine and intrathecal dexmedetomidine in patients undergoing gynaecological surgeries under spinal anaesthesia: A prospective randomised double blind study. Indian J Anaesth 2016;60:382-7.
  14. Kurhekar PM, Prasad TK, Rajarathinam B,Raghuraman MS. Capnographic analysis of minimum mandatory flow rate for Hudson face mask: A randomized double-blind study. Anesth Essays Res 2017; 11: 463-67.
  15. Raghuraman M.S. Intrathecal nalbuphine – Will it gain wider acceptance? – A narrative review. Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia 33 (2017) 289–293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egja.2017.04.003
  16. Raghuraman M.S. Comments on an article of EgJA in press. Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia 33 (2017) 311. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egja.2017.04.002
  17. Raghuraman M.S. Comment on: Assessment of Aspiration-Induced lung Injuries among Acute Drug Poisoning Patients; Loghman Hakim Hospital, Poisoning center International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine. 2017;7(1): 81-2.
  18. Raghuraman M.S. Comment on: “Intranasal Dexmedetomidine for Procedural Sedation in Children, a Suitable Alternative to Chloral Hydrate”. Pediatr Drugs (2017). doi:10.1007/s40272-017-0245-1.
  19. Vinod K, Kurhekar P, Sharanya K ,Raghuraman MS. Study on evaluating the Adequacy of Psoas Compartment Block and Sacral Plexus Block for Lower Limb Surgeries. J Recent Adv Pain 2017; 3 (2): 66-70.
  20. Raghuraman M.S. Comment on: ‘‘Automated control of end-tidal sevoflurane in living donor hepatectomy – a prospective, randomized, controlled study.” Egypt J Anaesth (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egja.2017.08.001
  21. Raghuraman M.S. Comment on: Comparison of Intraabdominal and Trocar Site Local Anaesthetic Infiltration on Postoperative Analgesia After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2017; 45: 239-41.
  22. Raghuraman M.S., Ranjit S. Regarding “Ultrasound Guided Femoral Nerve Block to Provide Analgesia for Positioning Patients with Femur Fracture Before Subarachnoid Block: Comparison with Intravenous Fentanyl” in Kathmandu University Medical Journal 2016;54(2):125-9. VOL. 15 | NO. 1 | ISSUE 57 | JAN.-MARCH 2017: Page 88-89.
  23. Kurhekar P, Vinod K, Krishna JS, Raghuraman MS. Randomized comparison of isoflurane versus sevoflurane and desflurane for maintenance of ambulatory anesthesia. Anesth Essays Res 2017;11:875-80.
  24. Kurhekar P, Vinod K, Rajarathinam B, Dhiviya Krishna JS, Raghuraman MS. Randomized comparison between dexmedetomidine and midazolam for prevention of emergence agitation after nasal surgeries. Saudi J Anaesth 2018;12:61-6.
  25. Raghuraman M.S. Comment on Debate: Blood is Friend or/and Foe? Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2018; 46: 69.
  26. Raghuraman M.S. Comment on: A Comparison of the Effects of 20% Mannitol and 3% NaCl on Coagulation Parameters In Vitro using ROTEM: A Prospective Randomized Crossover Study. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2018; 46: 70-1.
  27. Raghuraman M.S. Comment on: Fentanyl-midazolam vs. midazolam-ketamine regarding patient sedation analgesia for emergency orthopedic procedures. Bangladesh J Pharmacol.Vol.13 No 1.2018.
  28. Raghuraman M.S. Comment on: Role of ?-type natriuretic peptide as predictor of early post-operative outcomes in Chinese patients undergoing anesthesia. Bangladesh J Pharmacol.Vol.13.No 2.2018.
  29. Raghuraman MS. Comment on: “Volume capnography – A narrative review”. Indian Anaesth Forum 2018;19:28.
  30. Vinod K, Kurhekar P, Sharanya K , Raghuraman MS. Efficacy of the Stellate Ganglion Block through the Lateral Approach using Ultra sonogram and Fluroscopy . Turkish J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2018; 46:393-398
  31. Kumar GD, Gnanasekar.N, Kurhekar P, Raghuraman MS, Prasad TK. A Comparative study of tranversus abdominis plane block versus quadratus lumborum block for postoperative analgesia following lower abdominal surgeries : A prospective double –blinded study . Anesth Essays Re 2018;12:919-23
  32. Gnanasekar N , Kumar GD , Kurhekar P, Raghuraman MS, Prasad TK. Comparative evaluation of ropivacaine and ropivacaine with dexamethasone in transverse abdominis plane block for lower abdominal surgeries : A Prospective , randomized , double –blinded study . Anesth Essays Res 2018; 12:937-42
  33. Anupriya J, Kurhekar P. Randomized comparison between efficacy of two doses of nebulized dexmedetomidine as a premedicant in pediatric patients. CTRI/2017/10/010276. Study accepted in Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation.
  34. Anupriya J, Kurhekar P. Randomized comparison between efficacy of anxiolytic and preoperative counselling on reduction in preoperative anxiety. CTRI/2018/03/012574. Study 60% completed.
  35. Prasad TK, Kurhekar P. Randomised double blind trial comparing effects of Low flow vs High flow on post operative lung functions using Respirometer. Study 90% completed.

Anesthesiology Research

The research activities have progressively improved over the years and currently many clinical research projects are undertaken by various faculty members. The faculties of our department are very enthusiastic in research activities. At present six research projects on various technical aspects and on drugs of Anesthesiology are going-on.