Anaesthetics Department
Main building
Hillingdon Hospital
Tel: 01895 279238

Anaesthetics

The Anaesthetics Department is based at Hillingdon Hospital with services at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Consultants in the Anaesthetics Department »

Anaesthesia Department
01895 279238
Dr A Al Mulla Hwaish
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr J Anthathi
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr T Blagova
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr I Chan
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr S Chimalapati
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr M Dransfield
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr T Geller
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr R Griffin
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr R Gupta
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr J Harris
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr E Kam
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr V Mansoubi
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr E Morecroft
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr W Morris
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr Seethaluxmy Murugeshwaran
Associate Specialist
Dr A Natarajan
Consultant in Pain Anaesthetics
Dr M Nel
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr J Ng
Consultant Anaesthetist
Mr N Nimalan
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr V Pandrapagandan
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr V Pangrekar
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr C Papageorgiou
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr N Petrova
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr Ahmad Saaed
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr Ritchie Sama
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Pathini Selvarajah
Speciality Doctor Anaesthetics
Dr D Smith
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr R Srinivasagopalan
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr M Stevens
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr P Stoyanov
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr B Vadodaria
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr S Vaganov
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr S Vashisht
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr M Vidra
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr J Wakeford
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr J Weinbren
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr N West
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr C Woollard
Consultant Anaesthetist

Apart from providing anaesthesia for a variety of surgical procedures, anaesthetists are also involved in the provision of several other services across the Trust. We promote and disseminate patient leaflets on many aspects of anaesthesia and pain management.

Acute Pain Service
All patients who have undergone a major operation are given a variety of pain relief, including 'epidural', 'PCA' and 'nerve blocks' as well as tablets and intramuscular injections.

Chronic Pain Service
The chronic pain team provides therapy, relief and support for sufferers from long-standing pain.

Critical Care Services
Encompassing Intensive Care Unit and the High Dependency Unit, this team cares, treats and supports critically ill patients requiring advanced cardiovascular, respiratory and renal support. They are also involved in resuscitation and transfer of critically ill patients. The service accepts patients referred by other specialist departments who cannot be managed on ordinary wards.

Obstetric Anaesthesia Service
Provides a 24 hour epidural service to ensure that pain relief in labour is available to all women.

Pre-op Assessment Clinic
Assesses patients scheduled to have vascular and orthopedic surgery for fitness for anaesthesia.

Preoperative Fasting Guidelines

The following recommended fasting times apply to elective patients. For emergency cases, please discuss with anaesthetist involved.

Adults & Children

6 hours
Light meal - e.g. Toast, boiled/poached eggs, breakfast cereals, fruit.
6 hours
Cow's milk
2 hours
Clear fluids - e.g. Water, clear fruit juices, carbonated drinks, tea or coffee without milk.

Children only

6 hours
Cow's milk
6 hours
Instant formula
4 hours
Breast milk

All medication should be given at the prescribed time with just sufficient water if needed to swallow. Only general exceptions are oral hypoglycaemic agents. If in doubt, seek the advice of the anaesthetist involved. Discuss babies having two-hourly milk feed with the anaesthetist involved.