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To be a model academic department in Kerala, India and South East Asia



  • Pursue excellence in clinical care of patients
  • Nurture and build up our students to be superior in all aspects of the practice of Anaesthesia
  • Engage in research relevant to the speciality

The Division of Anaesthesiology plays a pivotal role in the peri-operative management of patients undergoing surgery at RCC for a variety of cancers. The department equipped with state-of-the-art equipments, provides anaesthetics for oncosurgeries of long duration including high risk cases of malignancies presenting with complications of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. A state-of-the-art simulation Lab has been set up with a grant from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under FIST programme. Simulation based learning activities are also undertaken for both persons within the hospital and candidates from outside the institution.

As many as 4000 major procedures are performed annually and these include head and neck tumour resections with reconstruction by microvascular techniques, laser surgeries, microlaryngeal surgeries and craniofacial resections. In addition, breast surgery with reconstruction, major abdominal surgeries including oesophagectomies, Whipple's procedure, abdominoperineal resections, pelvic exenterations, radical cystectomy, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures are done. Provision of day care anaesthesia and remote anaesthesia for paediatric patients receiving radiotherapy, imaging and CT guided invasive diagnostic procedures and central venous access are also form part of the services provided by this department. Long term tunneled central venous access for bone marrow transplant patients and those requiring chemotherapy over long periods is done regularly. The department is providing leadership for in house training of personnel in executing code blue procedures efficiently.

Academic activities

The Department had been accredited by the National Board of Examinations for post graduate training in Anaesthesiology (from 2006-2015). Since 2013 we are providing Post graduate MD Anaesthesiology programme in affiliation with the Kerala University of Health Sciences. Presently we take 6 students annually. The Department conducts seminars, Journal clubs and grand rounds. Interdisciplinary morbidity and mortality meetings are also held regularly. Clinical research activities are also in progress and the department has over 60 publications in peer reviewed journals. In 2015, division organised a CME, “Impact 2015” focussing on Onco anaesthesia. “Impact 2017” was a live workshop and hands on training in Ultrasound guided nerve blocks where limb blocks and truncal blocks were demonstrated. Ongoing in house education activities for ancilliary staff is also undertaken periodically.

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