Monday and Tuesday of this week, we had the pleasure of completing clinical observations at AIG Hospital which is one of the leading hospitals in India. Upon arrival to the hospital, we were treated to a tour of their OT area as well as the different ICUs. In my opinion, the most interesting part of AIG is how integrated their OTs are. Between the operating rooms and the ICU there is a central control room which they call the “Surgical Studio” where all laparoscopic procedures can be viewed in real time. Also, each OT is fitted with portholes in order to pass along sterile supplies without having to leave the OT.
Although AIG specializes in GI procedures, a multitude of different surgeries are performed there. We were able to view both open and laparoscopic surgeries while observing some of the best anesthesiologists administer their care. To finish off our time at AIG, we met with the Chief of Anesthesiology, Dr. Sunil Pandya about his experience as a senior anesthesiologist. He gave us great insight into his goals for the future of anesthesia care.