December 5, 2019

DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY & CRITICAL CARE

Our Surgical Oncology, Critical Care, and Palliative Care departments are complemented by the department of anesthesiology to ensure a high-quality care is provided to every patient who needs surgery, ICU care, or palliative care.

What is anesthesia?

Anesthesia is a medical treatment  given to patients during surgery or other procedures to prevent patients from feeling pain during the operation or procedure. The medicine used to give anesthesia is called anesthetic. There are mainly three types of anesthetics: General, Regional, and Local. Depending on the type of pain relief needed, anesthesiologists will choose the appropriate type of anesthesia for the specific patient needs. 

Who is an anesthesiologist? 

An anesthesiologist is a highly trained doctor who specializes in care of patients during surgery, developing anesthetic plans, and the administration of anesthetics. He or she has finished college, then medical college (MBBS), then an internship and has completed residency in anesthesia (three years). 


Pain Management, Critical Care, and Palliative Care at the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center.


At the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center, the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care also supports palliative care for cancer patients and manages patients after surgery in the post-operative ward – also called the recovery room.