Dr. Rathnavel G K | Liver Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Specialist | Rela Institute, India

Dr. Rathnavel G K

MBBS, MD (Anaesthesia), FRCA, EDRA

Senior Consultant

Anaesthesia & ICU, Liver Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Chennai

Brief Profile

 More than 16 years of experience in the field of anesthesia and Intensive Care with a special interest in liver transplant anesthesia and intensive Care

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS 1994, Stanley Medical College
  • DNB primary 1997, Diplomate of National Board, New Delhi
  • MD 2003, Madras Medical College, India
  • FRCA 2008, FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists, London
  • EDRA 2012, European Society of Regional Anaesthesia
  • CCT (UK)

Clinical Expertise

  • Specialized in taking care of patients in the Perioperative and Post-operative period. Specialized in taking care of patients in the Intensive Care
  • Pre-op assessment of Liver Transplant, Hepatobiliary and other Interventional procedures
  • Anaesthetic management of Adult and Paediatric Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Management of complex cases in the intensive care
  • Leading MDT meetings regarding management of ICU patients and also listing of patients for Cadaveric and Living donor programme

Experience

  • July 2013 - Jan 2014 Consultant Anaesthetist, Kings College Hospital, London
  • Jan 2014 to September 2018 Sr Consultant, Liver Transplant Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Global Hospitals and Health City, Chennai
  • Feb 2005 to June 2014 National Health Service, UK

Research & Publication

Poster presentations

International Presentations:
  • 2011, Survey of Ultrasound guided Regional Anaesthesia in the UK, at the ESRA conference, Dresden, Germany
  • 2011, Effectiveness of Lumbar Psoas block in chronic hip pain, at the ESRA conference, Dresden, Germany
  • 2011, Cough headache after a spinal anaesthetic, at the ESRA conference, Dresden, Germany
  • National/Regional Presentations
  • 2011, Effectiveness of Lumbar Psoas block in chronic hip pain, at the International Pain conference, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2010, Inadvertent Peri-operative Hypothermia, oral presentation at the SETSA meeting, London
Audits:
  • Survey on training opportunities for ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia in UK (UGRA). Poster presentation in ESRA annual congress, Germany (Sep 2012)
  • Re-audit on effectiveness of psoas compartment block in chronic hip pain. Poster Presentation at ESRA conference, Dresden, Germany Sep 2011
  • Re-audit on inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. Oral Presentation in the SETSA regional meeting, Oct 2010
  • On day cancellation of elective patients in the Kings Neuro department. Presented in the audit meeting at Kings College Hospital, Apr 2010
  • Updated the cardiothoracic anaesthetic recipe book. Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Edinburgh Feb – July 2009
  • Airway and intubation problems during GA for caesarean sections. Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, Mar – Jun 2008
  • Preoperative tests for elective surgery – based on NICE guidelines. Presented in the audit meeting at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Oct- Nov 2006
  • Re audit on potential day case tonsillectomies. Presented in the audit meeting at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Jan- Dec 2006
  • Potential day case tonsillectomies. Presented in the audit meeting at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Mar- Nov 2005
Publications:
  • Kanagavelu RG, Timberlake C, Pathmanathan K, Long O, Effectiveness of Lumbar PsoasCompartment Block (LPB) in chronic hip pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2011; 71
  • Kanagavelu RG, Gilbert S. Cough Headache after a spinal anaesthetic. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2011; 88
  • Ponnusamy K, Kanagavelu RG, Narayanan M, Venkataraju A, Koneti K. National Survey of Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia Training in the UK. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2011; 107
  • Kanagavelu RG, Gilbert S. Cough Headache after a spinal anaesthetic. British Pain Society Med 2011
  • Kanagavelu RG, Silamban R, Mukilan B. Thoracic Epidural for Carcinoma of breast surgeries.National Conference of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists Delegate Hand book 2002; 303
  • Co- authored a handbook and published a CD-ROM on “Segmental Epidural Anaesthesia” with Prof Silamban in June-2004 which was accepted as a post graduate learning material for MD anaesthetic trainees in the University.
  • Contribution to publication by Prof Silamban on Upper Limb Nerve Blocks, which is also available as a booklet and CD- ROM.
 

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