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Dr. Ramkumar P

Senior Consultant - Pain & Palliative Medicine

MBBS, MD (Anaesthesiology), PG Diploma Med. (Palliative Care)

An Anaesthesiologist and an expert in Pain Management and Palliative Medicine, trained at some of the best medical institutions in India and abroad, he excels in multimodal analgesia and interventions for – - Chronic headache - Neck pain - Shoulder pain - Lower back pain - Gluteal pain - Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain - Knee pain - Peripheral vascular disease - Post-herpetic neuralgia - Phantom limb pain He is also an expert at providing total and palliative care for cancer patients, and managing recurrent ascites and pleural effusions with an indwelling catheter.

He holds an MBBS earned from the Government Medical College Thrissur under University of Calicut in 1989; a Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Care from Edith Cowan University, Australia; and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Anaesthesia from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Dr. Ramkumar was a Clinical Professor of Anaesthesia and the Head of the Division of Pain and Palliative Medicine at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences before joining the Aster family. He was also In-Charge of the Pain and Palliative Care Clinic at 1: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Thrissur, and West Fort Hi-Tech Hospital, Thrissur.

Area of expertise
  • Trigeminal Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Thoracic Splanchnic Block (Coeliac Plexus Block)
  • Chemical Lumbar Sympathectomy
  • Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Cervical & Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
  • PARS Block
  • Facet Joint Block
  • RFA of Facet / Median branch of Dorsal Nerve
  • Pulsed RF for Shoulder Pain and Knee pain
  • COOLED Radio Frequency Ablation for Spine Facet Joints, Shoulder and Knee Joint Genicular Nerves, Cooled RFA for Sacro Iliac Joint Pain .
  • Dry Needling or IMS for the Myofascial Trigger points
  • Clinical Professor in Anaesthesia & Head of the Division of Pain & Palliative Medicine
  • Pain and palliative care department, Kasturba Medical College Manipal
  • In charge of Pain and Palliative care clinic, Amala Cancer Hospital
  • In charge of Pain & Palliative Care Clinic, West Fort Hi Tech Hospital Thrissur
  • Part of the Comprehensive Cancer Care Team, which aims at bettering the quality of life of cancer patients

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