Dr. Alpana Vaidya heads the Anaesthesia Department Services in Thane at Pinnacle Orthocentre Hospital. She has completed her Anaesthesia training from Topiwala Nair Medical College in 2005. She has been practicing for the past 15 years.
She has a special interest in REGIONAL ANAESTHESIA. She specializes in Ultrasound-Guided Nerve blocks. At Pinnacle Orthocentre, we have a high-end GE Ultrasound Machine, which helps her give precise upper and lower limb nerve blocks with great accuracy. She has been trained at the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, under Dr. Balavenkat in Regional Anesthesia.
Regional Anesthesia is a great boon in geriatric patients who are at high risk for General Anesthesia. The orthopedic practice involves many high-risk and geriatric patients with some other medical comorbidities, making them unfit for General Anesthesia.
Dr. Alpana also uses the Peripheral Nerve Stimulator machine for blocks and injection techniques. Regional Anaesthesia has evolved from blind techniques or landmark-based techniques to the most advanced ultrasonography-guided technique. The advantage of USG guided blocks over the other techniques is that the blocks are precise, target-specific, and the volume of the drug required to achieve similar pain relief compared to blind or Peripheral Nerve Locator guided is less than half. Hence the margin of safety is much higher. Since USG guided blocks are given under vision, the failure rate is less than 1%.
Because of the PCPNDT law in India and vast investment in ultrasonography machines, USG guided blocks’ privilege can be experienced only in selected corporate hospitals at an additional cost. Pinnacle Orthocentre being a dedicated Orthopaedic hospital, regional anesthesia, and USG guided Blocks is the key in managing high-risk geriatric patients.
She also specializes in Difficult Airway management. At Pinnacle Orthocentre Hospital, we have C MAC Video Laryngoscope from Karl Storz’s house, the world leaders in optics and scopes. The D blade that comes along with the machine can facilitate intubation of the most challenging airways.
At Pinnacle Orthocentre Hospital, we offer Anaesthesiology & Anaesthesia Services in Thane, Mumbai with very high-end Hospitech and Datex Ohmeda Anaesthesia Workstations with Desflurane Vapourisers and Ventilator, which help smooth induction, maintenance, and early recovery from the anesthesia.
For more information, kindly visit the website——– or visit the Anesthesia OPD at Pinnacle Hospital, Best Orthopedic Hospital in Thane. Dr. Alpana can also be reached out on prior appointments for Preoperative evaluation from Monday to Saturday if you have been advised of surgery by our Consultants.