“Gentlemen this is no Hambug –John Collin Warren, Oct 16th 1846” …from  first ever public demonstration of anaesthesia by Sir W T G Morton, till the present day, the subject has grown in leaps and bounds. Today, the expertise of anaesthesiologist has made him to take up roles outside the four walls of operating room  viz….labour analgesia, critical care, pain management. Specialised cardiac and neuro care, monitored anaesthesia care in radio imaging.
In true sense, the progress in surgery to a major extent is due to progress in Anaesthesia.


Goals of Postgraduate training.

  1. To practise independently the art and science of anaesthesiology and resuscitation, effectively and ethically, backed by sound scientific knowledge and skill.
  2. To undertake responsibilities in critical care unit, trauma unit and respiratory therapy unit of patients requiring ventilatory support.
  3. To undertake acute and chronic pain management.
  4. To continue keen interest in continuous professional development irrespective of whether he is in a teaching institution or in private anaesthetic practise.
  5. To be a dedicated, motivated teacher who is always keen to ,or share his knowledge and skills with a colleague or any learner.

Courses Catered:  Undergraduate MBBS and BDS
Postgraduate M D Anaesthesiology

Number of postgraduate seats: - 02 M D Anaesthesiology seats from 2011

Infrastructure of the department: - Anaesthesia services are catered through 14 major fully equipped state of art operative rooms. The Department is Equipped with all the modern gadgets and aids for UG and PG teaching viz.. Workstations, simulative mannequin, Skeleton, Fiberoptic intubating  Scope, Nerve stimulator, Neuromuscular monitor, ICU ventilator and Operative room ventilators, Defibrillators, Infusion pumps, Supraglottic airway devices, PACU .

Academic activities :-

Comparitive study of 0.375% Bupivacaine &5% xylocaine in Thoracic Epidural for upper abdominal surgery-  Journal of Scientific Scoiety ,JNMC,Belgaum 1998
Dr Prakashappa D S

Pre-incisional infiltration of Bupivacaine with adrenaline for postoperative pain relief in pediatric patients for tonsillectomy under general anaesthesia ( Ether)- Journal of Scientific society ,JNMC , Belgaum-1998.
Dr S Y Hulakund

Comparison of Midazolam transnasal Atomiser and oral  Midazolam  for sedative premedication in paediatric cases. JCDR accepted, due for publication.
Dr Ramesh Koppal.

Anaesthetic Considerations in Macroglossia Due to Haemangioma
of the Tongue: A Case Report
Dr Chayya Joshi

Anesthetic Management of a case of Osteogenesis Imperfecta for emergency bladder outlet obstruction. JCDR , June 2011.
Dr Vinod Hosalli

Hyadatidiform mole with hyperthyroidism – Perioperative challenges – The Journal of Obstretics and Gynaecology of India. Jul/Aug 2009
Dr Uday Ambi

Anaesthetic management of a patient of Fanconi’s anaemia – Bombay Hospital Journal, Nov 2010.
Dr Uday Ambi

Noma Neonatoram – An Airway Challenge in Paediatrics – Internet Journal of Anaesthesiology 2011.  
Dr Uday Ambi

LMA Classic And LMA Proseal: A Comparative Study In Paralyzed Anaesthetized Patients.  JCDR ( Accepted for publication)
Dr Uday Ambi

Effect of Pre-operative rectal Diclofenac suppository on post-operative analgesic requirement in cleft palate repair - A Randomized Clinical Trial, IJA 2012
Dr Adarsh E S

Medals and other honours

  1. Dr Uday Ambi—quiz winner ARC , Tata hospital Mumbai
  2. Dr Adarsh E S, Smt Paravati devi and shri Fakirayya kotur memorial Gold  Medal --- Smile train, USA Gold medal , 2009
  3. Dr Anil Kumar G- 13th RGUHS convocation, Gold Medal in Anaesthesiology

Supporting staff ( non teaching )

Mr Arun Angadi  - Operative room complex stenographer
Mr Shankar – department peon

Contact details – phone no and email id

Dr Prakashappa D S , Professor and Head ,Dept of Anaesthesiology,
S.N.Medical College. Navnagar, Bagalkot
Email ID :
9902004144, 08354235400 (extn 1209)