The Department of Anaesthesiology was started in 2001. From 2002 to 2015, it extended into Critical Care, and since 2011, it has been actively involved in managing patients with chronic pain. Anaesthesiology is concerned with the Pharmacologic, Physiologic, and clinical bases of Anaesthesia and related fields, including Resuscitation, Intensive Care, Acute and Chronic pain. This includes Pre-anaesthetic Evaluation (Pre-operative), Consulting with the Surgical Team, Providing Pain Control and Supporting Life Functions During Surgery (Intra-operative), Supervising Care after Surgery and Pain Management (Post-operative).
The hospital can cater for Spinal Anaesthesia, General Anaesthesia, Epidural Analgesia, Combined Epidural and Spinal Analgesia, Short General Anaesthesia, Local Anaesthesia, Labour Analgesia during Labour if requested, Pain Interventions in the Pain Clinic, basic life support and advanced Cardiac Life Support in other departments and mechanical ventilator support for critically ill patients.
RDT has a collaboration with Belbitge University, Barcelona, Spain and Dr. Victor Mayrals and his team visits the department once in 6 months to train the team in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine.
The hospital has recently started a pain clinic having a separate pain management team to manage chronic pain (conservative and interventional) and alleviate the suffering of patients referred mainly by Orthopaedic and Palliative Care departments. An average of 70-100 procedures like Ultrasound Guided Facet Block, Caudal Block, Trigger Point Injections, Supra Scapular Nerve Block, etc. are done in the clinic. The doctors also have expertise in managing difficult Airway Situations and Peripheral Nerve Blocks.
Under the guidance of Spanish experts, camps for Colorectal Surgery, Head and Neck, GI And Biliary Tract and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy are conducted. They are also involved in the Basic Intensive Care and BLS/ALS workshops conducted by Intensive Care department every year.