About the department


The department of Anaesthesiology extends its dedicated service to all surgical specialties. These include General surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otorhinolaryngology,  Ophthalmology and super specialties such as Neurosurgery, Cardio thoracic surgery, Urosurgery,  Plastic surgery , Pediatric surgery, Vascular surgery and Orofaciomaxillary surgery.

Our Anaesthesiology team comprising of Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors have excellent credentials. Our faculty members have vast years of experience in the field of Anaesthesiology and are equipped to administer anaesthesia to simple as well as complicated surgeries. We also run a separate 6 bedded Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and extend ancillary services to the surgical ICU and expertise to the respiratory ICU. We also have a dedicated pain clinic where procedures are performed to alleviate pain. Our department also provides anaesthesia to remote areas like CT scan, MRI, ESWL, Cardiac catheterization & ECT and endoscopy & ERCP.

Every year 6 post graduate students (MD Anaesthesiology) are being inducted into the department. We have an excellent team of teachers who organize & conduct extensive academic program which includes case discussions, symposium, journal review and debates on interesting cases. We follow a semester pattern of teaching which is very unique to our department. Students observe, assist and perform various techniques used to provide anaesthesia to our patients. Two more major theatres are getting ready. Under graduate students can sit in our classroom (Audio visual) inside the complex and observe the surgery being performed live without entering the Operating suite.    

Our faculty members constantly upgrade themselves by attending International, National and Zonal conferences where faculties of our department regularly deliver  guest lectures and chair sessions at various National and Regional conferences. One of our Professors Dr.Gayathri has delivered a guest lecturer in the prestigious Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiology held at Assam (ISACON 13). Three of our faculty members Dr. Gayathri, Dr.Venkatraman & Dr.Balachandran presented lectures in the prestigious Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiology (ISACON 14) held at Madurai in December 2014 . Our Professor Dr. Gayathri has delivered lecture at Jaipur (ISACON 15) and will be delivering in Kolkata (ISACON 17). Our Professor Dr.Venkatraman has delivered lecture at TN State & South zone conference held at Trichy (ISACON South 2017) this year. Four of our faculty members Dr.Pushparani, Dr. Balachandran & Dr. Mirunalini guided students to present poster & podium presentations in ISACON South 2009 & the paper guided by Dr.Swetha won 3rd prize in poster section

Our department organizes “SEDAT” SRM Empowering Delegates with Anaesthesia Training every year where we conduct themed lectures, quiz and simulation based scenarios which is well appreciated by students all over Tamil Nadu. We also celebrate world Anaesthesia day every year in October where eminent faculties come and delver guest lectures. 11th National Conference of the IAGES (Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons) and a workshop of Minimal Axis Surgery were conducted in our hospital where national and international surgeons participated. Our team of anesthetists have taken active participation and provided anesthetic care during the conference from 13th to 16th February 2014.  Our team will be providing anaesthesia during national uro-endoscopy workshop in September this year (2017)  

Hospital services
The Anaesthesiology Department caters to the needs of all surgical and Medical specialties and handle both elective and emergency cases on daily basis and on Sundays all emergency cases. A dedicated Pre Anaesthesiology Clinic functions on all working days and patients are assessed before anaesthesia is being administered.

Our team of anesthesiologists; anesthetize patients coming for major surgeries including laparoscopic surgeries, thyroidectomies, mastectomies, surgical gastroenterology cases, total knee and total hip replacements and fracture fixations. We have both pediatric & adult bronchoscopes for intubating patients with difficult airway & and USG machine which is regularly used for performing nerve blocks

Anaesthesia is also provided for neurosurgical procedures such as intracranial tumor excision, shunt surgeries and spine surgeries. We give anaesthesia for pediatric surgeries including newborn. Many of the procedures involve airway including multiple facial fractures and otorhinolaryngological procedures.
Renal transplant unit and cadaveric transplant unit have also been setup. We undertake organ donation of brain dead patients and regularly perform donor & cadaver renal transplants. Along with the team of specialists and teaching faculty, students are exposed to all types of anaesthesia techniques such as airway management, regional, general anaesthesia, total intravenous and nerve blocks.

Clinics and facilities

Of the Eighteen operation theatres thirteen have the stainless steel system with latest laminar flow an exhaust system. Day care surgeries are managed in the ground floor O.T. There are four  minor operation theaters – two in the surgical outpatient department block one in the labor room and one in casualty to cater to minor cases and septic cases. They are equipped with facilities on par with any other O.Ts. The monitoring equipment like the multi-parameter monitors and side stream Capnography machines are of high standards. Separate pre-medication and recovery rooms are aptly located, adjacent to the main operation theater. The entire block is maintained as a sterile zone through periodic fumigation. Sterilization is double checked with periodic bacterial contamination detection by means of procedures dictated by the Microbiology Department.

Our hospital has and two liquid oxygen plants and a gas manifold that caters to the needs of the entire hospital. An air compressor unit and a central suction unit functions and take care for the needs of the entire hospital. We have a separate CSSD with double door autoclave and ETO sterilizer which functions round the clock.