Anesthesia Department at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre provides anesthesia to a wide variety of surgical patients inside the four operating rooms.

Facilities & Services

Anesthesia is also provided in MRI suit, where a state of the art MRI compatible anesthesia machine and monitoring is used for safe conduct of the diagnostic test. Sedation and anesthesia is provided in Endoscopy unit for either Gastro-esophageal or pulmonary interventions. Sedation and anesthesia is also provided for vascular coiling and for neuro-interventional radiology. Other areas for activity are sedation for Radiation simulations in children in the dept. of Radiation Oncology.

Our practice is as wide based as are the demands for anesthesia requirements in different specialties and varied locations through out the hospital. The dept. is well equipped with the latest tools to safely conduct anesthesia and sedation. Operating rooms are equipped with most modern anesthesia machines with availabity of  invasive monitoring, We are in the process to updating  all the older equipment in the operating rooms and the PACU ( post anesthesia care unit) to  the most modern equipment available.

Wide variety of interventional pain procedures including Radiofrequency Nerve and Joint Ablations as well as permanent neurolysis for cancer pain are routinely performed. Interventional Pain Service with dedicated pain nurse provides a wide variety of solutions to patients in sever pain.


The dept. has 10 Resident Doctors positions, Training is provided as per collage of physicians and Surgeons Pakistan curriculum. Departmental academic activity includes daily patient rounds, weekly presentations, weekly interactive problem based anesthesiology meeting, weekly Journal Club meeting and fortnightly M& M meetings

Trainees get training for Invasive monitoring, Fibro-optic intubations in a wide case mix of clinical scenarios, both inside as well as out of operating rooms.


  • Comparison of Quality of Pain control in patients having Total Knee Replacement with epidural infusion consisting of morphine with preservative compared to epidural infusion consisting of preservative free morphine.
  • Comparison of degree of pain relief with continuous epidural infusions containing 0.125% Bupivacaine with epidural infusions containing 0.125% Bupivacaine and Morphine.
  • Quality and duration of analgesia after   Pulsed Radiofrequency ablation of the Glossopharyngeal nerve in patients with Oral cancer and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia.
  • Comparison of recovery and quality of analgesia between inhalational anesthesias compared to total intravenous anesthesia in patients having Brachytherapy.

Awards, Certifications & Affiliations

The Department of anesthesiology is recognized for full four year training programme for FCPS (Anesthesiology) and MCPS (Anesthesiology) degrees by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan

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Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) celebrated its 22nd birthday in a colorful event organized by Shaukat Khanum Tigers’ Club. Nearly 700 school children from various cities across Pakistan participated in the event. A large gathering showed the enthusiasm of children for their passion to fight against cancer. Children from different schools […]

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