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Anaesthesiology is the medical speciality, where anaesthesiologists care for the patients before, during and after surgery; a comprehensive perioperative care. Anaesthesiologists are aptly designated as perioperative physicians. Anesthesiology encompasses anaesthesia, postoperative pain management, intensive care medicine and critical emergency medicine. Acute and chronic pain management outside the operative arena is an auxiliary province of the speciality.


To be recognized as a unique department to train students in quality anaesthesia care and encourage research in the specialty.


Department is committed to provide quality anaesthesia care & train students in developing such skills under supervision

To reflect changing needs of community and evolving knowledge and skills in curriculum .

The department boasts of adequate infrastructure, including well-equipped operation theatres, post-operative recovery units and intensive care units, thus creating a comfortable and efficient working environment for Anaesthesiologists.

Department of Anesthesiology

The speciality Masters program, MD in Anaesthesiology deals with the study of complete annihilation of pain of the surgical knife, while vigilantly supporting the patient’s vital functions through the operative period. Learning to maintain painlessness and stability of the vital functions in the post-operative period is an equally cardinal attribute. Newer pharmacological agents and innovations in the technologies emerge time and again, ensuring corollary development of Anaesthesia into a safe and diligent branch of medicine where precise and explicit outcomes are expected. Anesthesiologists comprise hospitals’ most significant single cohort of doctors, whose role extend far beyond the traditional anaesthesia care in the operating room to provide peri-operative anaesthesia care, intensive care of the very sick patients, transporting critically ill patients between facilities, and rehabilitation programs to optimize patients for surgery.

The Department of Anaesthesiology at BLDE(DU)’s Shri B M Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre has a team of highly competent faculty capable of providing utmost patient care in all the specified areas and disseminating the same skills to the students.

‘Lifeline of the hospital’

‘Lifeline of the hospital’ is an apt adage for our department, which caters to all emergency and intensive care requirements of the constituent hospital and Research Centre of BLDE(DU)Shri B M Patil Medical College, Vijayapura. The horizontal and not the vertical hierarchy functioning makes the outcome exceptionally par excellence in teaching-learning activities and patient care.

The MCI has very recently permitted an additional five seats for admission, taking the total number of postgraduate students in the department to 14 per academic year. This rise in the total number of intake of students itself is a stamp of approval of a large number and variety of cases managed, regular teaching programs and the involvement shown by the students in an enriching learning environment.

The department proudly boasts about its alumni working in enviable positions in India and abroad.

Programmes & Core Competencies



B.Sc Anaesthesia Technology

1. PAE clinic – (Pre anaesthetic evaluation)

2. Clinical Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia services are provided to cover all surgical specialities including General Surgery ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology .

Anaesthesia services are rendered to all surgical emergencies 24*7.

Super Speciality surgeries namely Neurosurgery, CTVS , Paediatric Surgery, Urology, Facio –Maxillary Surgery,Plastic surgery.

3. 24*7 Critical care services





4. Speciality services

Pain Clinic (Acute and Chronic Pain management)

Labour Analgesia (Pain free Child birth)

Monitored Anaesthesia Care (MAC) for Non Operating Room Anaesthesia in Endoscopy and Radiology suites.

Anaesthesia services at Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) Ukkali and Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) Vijayapura

5. Skills lab

State Of Art Skill Lab –Enhance Psychomotor Skills of UG And PG Students.

Cadaver Lab-Hands on Training of Regional Blocks and Airway Management.

Adult ACLS manikin with arrhythmia simulator

Intubation Head

Advanced Child Airway

Advanced Venipuncture and Injection Arm White

New Born CPR Manikin

Child (3 years old) CPR Manikin

Spinal Injection Simulator

Central Venous Cannalation Simulator

BradTM Compact CPR Training

Resusci Anne

5. Simulation Lab Equipments

Pre-Hospital Adult Patient Simulator -Full body wireless instrumented Adult Mannequin software (with more than 100 scenarios)

Blue Phantoms Ultrasound training modules: Ultrasound Training Model for Regional Anesthesia and Central Line insertion.

Medical Simulation Equipment: Automatic External Defibrillator

Medical Simulation Equipment: Advanced Defibrillator Simulator