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’ experience in the field of anesthesia and Intensive Care with 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 Peri 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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