The Department of Anesthesiology shall be properly organized, directed and integrated with other services or departments of the hospital. For the purposes of the function of the Department of Anesthesiology, "Anesthesia" is defined as "delivery of care to any patient in any setting who receives for any purpose, by any route (1) general, spinal, or other major regional anesthesia, or (2) sedation (with or without analgesia) for which there is a reasonable expectation that in the manner used, the sedation/analgesia will result in loss of protective reflexes for the particular patient receiving the care."

The Department is responsible for reviewing and recommending approval or disapproval of the credentials and monitoring of all individuals providing anesthesia throughout the Hospital, assessing the quality of care provided, and recommending any corrective measures which may be indicated.

The Department of Anaesthesiology of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, is a working asset for the Medical college and hospital.

Anaesthesia Department is located in Clinical Department wing in II Floor of Hospital.

Round the clock services are made available by a dedicated team of well qualified Anaesthesiologists. The department has all modern equipments to provide the services and it strictly abides by safe and supreme patient care.

  • Air conditioned Seminar Hall with LCD Projector, Desktop and departmental computer system with central connectivity and internet.
  • Research laboratory, Museum and Library in our Department.

Operation theatre Facility

Twelve Operation Theatres are all centrally air conditioned

Anaesthesia Services inside O.R (Operation Room)

Types of anaesthesia provided
  • General Anaesthesia
  • Spinal Anaesthesia
  • Epidural Anaesthesia
  • Caudal Anaesthesia
  • Combined techniques
  • Nerve blocks (Regional & Local)
Varieties of surgeries
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics (Spine, Joint replacement, Arthroscopy)
  • ENT (Microscopic surgeries, Endoscopic)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Faciomaxillary & Dental surgeries
  • Radiological procedures (CT Scan, Cath lab)
  • Plastic surgery including Microscopic surgeries
  • Urology
  • Pediatrics
  • Diagnostic & therapeutic Bronchoscopy by Pulmonology department.
  • CT, C-Arm and Neuromuscular stimulator guided therapeutic procedures for acute and chronic pain management by Anaesthesiologists.

Anaesthesia services Outside O.R (Operation Theatre)

  • Ventilator management in Medical and Surgical ICU, Casualty, ICCU, Pediatric and Neonatal ICU’s.
  • Central line for CVP monitoring and Dialysis etc.
  • Pre Anaesthetic evaluation clinic
  • Pain Clinic

Operation Theatre Equipments

  • ECG monitors and Pulse oximeters
  • Boyle’s Apparatus
  • Oxygen & Gas analysers
  • Electronically adjustable Operation theatre table
  • C-Arm compatible OR Table
  • Laparoscope
  • Ambu bags
  • Tech 7 vaporizers
  • Mobile X-ray units
  • Fiber optic – Laryngoscope
  • Fiber optic bronchoscope
  • Syringe pumps & infusion pumps
  • IV fluid warmers
  • Radiant warmers for Newborns
  • Neuromuscular monitor
  • Defibrillators
All other equipments for Anaesthesia& resuscitation
  • Supraglottic Airway devices (LMA – C trac, proseal)
  • Bougies, (Adult & Pediatric ventilating Bougie)
  • Nerve locator (Braun)

Manifold Room

It is well equipped with Manifold technicians and

  1. D type O2 and N2O cylinders connected in series and with automatic switch over mechanism.
  2. vacuum generators and compressor with outlet central supply lines for O2, N2O and vacuum ports in the wards, ICUs and operation theatres.

Central Sterilization & Supply Department (CSSD)

Equipped with well trained staffs round the clock and with adequate sterilization equipments ETO (Ethylene Oxide) sterilization facility is also available.

For Students

  • U.G Lecture classes.
  • P.G Lecture classes.
  • P.G Seminars and Journal clubs.
  • Internal Assessment for PGs by means of written examination oral and clinical evaluation.
  • CPR classes for Students, PGs and Residents.
  • Simulator and Manikin assisted hands on workshop for students, PGs and Residents.

Seminars and Conferences

Conducted - Regional symposium on Mechanical Ventilation – 7th March 2010.

Attended - Race Conference organized by Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai. 25-27 January 2013.


  1. Publications (Case report)
  2. Priapism Following Spinal anaesthesia in Urological procedures

    Dr. PratheebaNatarajan

    Dr. Remadevi. R

    Anaesth, pain and Intensive Care; volume 16(1) Jan-Apr 2012

  3. (Electronic Poster)
  4. Comparison of Tramadol Rectal Suppository with Diclofenac Rectal suppository for postoperative pain Relief in patient undergoing caesarean section.

    ISACON 2011, 59th Annual National conference of Indian Society of anaesthesiologists.

    Dr. Remadevi. R

    Dr. Pratheeba

    Dr. Balasubramanian

  5. Ongoing Research
  6. Comparison of transdermal diclofenac patch with intramuscular diclofenac for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing General surgery.

Post Graduates

  1. Dr. Giri Murugan (P.G)
  2. Topic: A comparative study of Intra nasal dexmedetomidine and intranasal midazolam for premedication in children posted for tonsillectomy

    Guide: Dr. R. Meenakshin (Prof. & HOD)

    Co-Guide: Dr. Suresh Kumar (Assistant Professor), Dr. S. Vetrikodi (Prof. & HOD, Dept. of ENT)

  3. Dr. Shanmuga Priya (P.G)
  4. Topic : Comparison of Ropivacaine and Ropivacaine with Clonidine in caudal anaesthesia in Pediatric patients undergoing lower abdominal surgeries.

    Guide: Dr. Mohamud Iqbal (Professor)

    Co-Guide: Dr. Rema Devi (Assistant Professor), Dr. Karthik Bhandary (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery)

  5. Dr. Vishak Nair (P.G)
  6. Topic: Comparing oral Gabapentin versus Clonidine as premedication in attenuating pressor response to direct laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation.

    Guide: Dr. Suneeth P. Lazarus (Professor)

    Co-Guide: Dr. Balasubramanian (Associate Professor)