About the Department
Established in 1971, this department has evolved over time in providing the best of care to patients and also training post graduates. The Department of Anaesthesiology at Kasturba Medical College Manipal aids patients with perioperative care, pain management for both minimally invasive and complex open surgeries. Our department works as a team with various other surgical specialties offering general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, acute and chronic pain management, we also handle critically ill patients requiring surgery. Work is equally balanced with academics. Regular classes and teaching programmes keep our post graduates updated with the latest guidelines and working protocol. The Head of the Department Dr H.M Krishna, with unit chiefs Dr Anitha Shenoy, Dr Shaji, Dr Arun Kumar, Dr Malavika ensure smooth working of the department and also encourage the post graduates to participate in various academic activities. The department includes other skilled and experienced anesthesiologists giving their best effort.
The department provides anaesthetic services at approximately 30 different locations every day to a variety of surgeries including general surgery, Orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynecology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, maxillofacial surgery, pediatric, plastic, neuro and cardiac surgery. State of the art technology and science is being used including multimodular-monitors, newer anesthetics, ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and a large variety of difficult airway equipment among many others providing excellent training opportunities.
Access to the state-of-the-art Simulation Centre provides the trainees excellent opportunities to train in life support skills and management of critical incidents among others. There is always a willingness to learn from one another- junior or senior, young or old. All work is patient-centric with emphasis on safety and ethics. A combination of good quality clinical work as well as academics has made it a department of national repute.