Anesthesiologist role in multidisciplinary cancer care: A holistic approach


Author(s): Prashant Raosaheb Ginimuge, Sanjay Ashwamedh Kshirsagar, Swaroop Gejji S, Kaushikee Ranjan Verma, Sajidhusain B Nadaf, Lalit Gupta, Anish Nelson

Anesthesiologists play a pivotal role in the multidisciplinary care of cancer patients, contributing significantly to their overall treatment outcomes and quality of life. This abstract delves into the comprehensive role of anesthesiologists in the holistic management of cancer patients, highlighting their involvement from preoperative assessment to postoperative care and pain management. The preoperative phase is crucial, where anesthesiologists collaborate with oncologists and other specialists to assess the patient's medical history, cancer stage, comorbidities, and anesthesia-related risks. This assessment not only helps in devising an appropriate anesthesia plan but also contributes to optimizing the patient's overall health status before surgery. During surgery, anesthesiologists are responsible for administering anesthesia tailored to the patient's needs and the surgical procedure. They monitor vital signs, manage intraoperative complications, and ensure a smooth transition between surgical phases while maintaining hemodynamic stability and pain control.

Postoperatively, anesthesiologists continue to play a vital role in pain management, particularly in cancer patients who may experience acute and chronic pain due to surgical interventions, tumor-related symptoms, or treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. They employ various pharmacological and non-pharmacological techniques to alleviate pain, improve patient comfort, and enhance recovery outcomes.

Furthermore, anesthesiologists contribute to the interdisciplinary approach in cancer care by participating in tumor board meetings, where treatment plans are discussed collaboratively with oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, and other specialists. This collaborative effort ensures comprehensive care, personalized treatment strategies, and optimal patient outcomes.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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