Dr. Avtar S Matharoo is a Consultant at Fortis Hospital, Mohali since 2008, with a total experience of more than 20 years in the field as a specialist, besides another 10 years as a doctor. Dr Matharoo did his MBBS and MD Anesthesia from IG Medical College, Shimla and residency courses at Shimla, Delhi and Budapest, Hungary. Dr Avtar S took first pain management lessons at AIIMS, New Delhi and Kolkata amongst a long list of world-renowned contemporaries. He has taken training in palliative care through a certificate course from Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) from PGIMER, Chandigarh. Dr Matharoo was a first doctor in North India to receive an International Fellowship in Pain Management, FIPP (Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice) from World Institute of Pain (WIP), Texas, USA. He is accredited with performing many latest and indigenous procedures and has performed ‘Cervical Nucleoplasty’ for the first time in the Indian subcontinent. He has performed the highest number of micro-invasive procedures on prolapsed discs, viz. Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy, Hydrocision, Biacuplasty & Coblation etc. He has also performed the largest series of Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment by percutaneous Radiofrequency rhizotomy in North India. Dr Matharoo is a pioneer in performing ultra-micro invasive treatment for prolapsed discs ‘Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy’ through a 6mm cut under local anesthesia and same day discharge. This procedure has been projected as the next 'GOLD STANDARD' in disc diseases. Dr Matharoo has been invited as an honorary faculty and chairperson at national and international level pain conferences and has around a dozen publications in his name. He is also involved in many charity programmes for the welfare of poor and down trodden at national and international levels. He has visited various parts of India and many African countries in this regard.
Fortis Hospital, Mohali.
Dr Avtar S Matharoo is one of the top anesthesiologist in Mohali with a total experience of more than 20 years in the field as a specialist, besides another 10 years as a doctor.
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), Indian Society for the Study of Pain (ISSP), World Institute of Pain (WIP), Indian Society of Anaesthesiology (ISA), Research Society of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology (RSACP), Indian Medical Association (IMA).
First in whole of India to perform Cervical Nucleoplasty, First in North India to perform Percutaneous Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy, First in North India to perform Spinal Cord Stimulation.
MD - Anesthesia, CEPC - Certificate course in Essentials of Palliative Care (PGIMER), FIPP – Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice (WIP – USA).
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Anesthesiology is the medical specialty that focuses on the total perioperative care of patients before their surgery, while they are in their surgery, and after surgery. An anesthesiologist is a physician (MD or DO) practicing anesthesia. They are doctors specializing in perioperative care, preparing anesthetic plans, and the administration of anesthetics during the operation.
Anesthesiologists help ensure the safety of their patients who are undergoing surgery. They provide care for the patient to prevent pain and distress. In addition to making sure that the patient goes through the operation safely, the anesthesiologist also tries to reduce post-operative pain. They monitor the patient's bodily functions which include:
An anesthetist is a registered nurse trained to safely administer anesthesia. A nurse anesthetist can give anesthesia, monitor a patient’s vital signs, and adjust anesthesia as needed during a procedure, with specialized training in anesthesia. An anesthesiologist is a licensed MD or DO who specializes in administering anesthetics before the procedure, during the procedure, and after medical procedures. He or she also monitor a patient’s vitals during the procedures and adjust anesthesia as needed.
Anesthesiologists don't perform surgery but make a plan for the operation and supervises the administration of medication. They don't physically provide most anesthetics but supervise anesthesia assistants while they provide the anesthetic to the patient.
In most hospitals, the anesthesiologists do meet their patients prior to the operation as it’s extremely beneficial to patients, in terms of preparing them, relieving their anxiety, conveying crucial information regarding the surgery, getting their doubts cleared, decreasing their complications after surgery and improving their satisfaction with their care.
Anesthesiologists are highly skilled professionals and the most important members of the medical team for patient's safety and care. They ensure that the patient is ready for the operation and are concerned with getting the patient safely through the procedure.