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Mandate

 Performs anesthesia services to the Surgical, OB-Gyne, Opthalmology, Otorhinolayngology and Dental patients.

 

Anesthesiology has been one of the services offered by the VMMC ever since it opened its doors to the veterans in 1955. Then starting as a section of Surgery, it is now a fully separate department catering to clients, 24/7 on both an ambulatory and in-patient basis.

The Department provides anesthesia enabling the diverse surgeries of the different cutting specialties like General Surgery, Urology, Thoracovascular, Plastic and Pediatric surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Othorhinolaryngology & Head & Neck; and Ophthalmology.

We also administer anesthesia for the various out of the operating room procedures like CT scan in the DRR; Colonoscopy & Esophogogastroduonoscopies in the GIT Section and Electroconvulsive therapy in the Psychiatry Department.

The Department of Anesthesiology moreover runs the Pain Management Clinic, addressing both Acute and Chronic Pain referrals and a 10 bed Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Last but not least, anesthesia functions as a vital part of ubiquitous CPR team of the medical center.