Dr. Anitha Sanapala

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Dr. Anitha Sanapala

Anesthesiologist & Intensivist


Experience : 6+ Years

Expertise : Anesthesiologist & Intensivist



Dr. Anitha Sanapala is an expert Anesthesiologist and Intensivist at the Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Visakhapatnam. Her areas of expertise and interests are specifically in Critical Care Medicine. She worked as Senior Resident at VIMS, IDCCM at Seven Hills.



Area(s) of Interest

  • Hemodynamics
  • Trauma
  • Ultrasound For Optimizing Critically Ill (Including Echo)

Treatment(s)/ Procedure(s) Performed

  • Ultrasound-guided adult/pediatric central line placement
  • Lung ultrasound / 2D echo / EFAST / Abdominal Ultrasound / Compression Ultrasound for DVT
  • Nasotracheal and Endotracheal intubations (Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal)
  • Central Neuraxial Blocks and Peripheral nerve Blocks using nerve locator
  • Difficult IV Cannulations / Venepuncture / Central vein cannulation
  • Tracheostomies  
  • Eye ultrasound for optic nerve diameter
  • Ultrasound-guided ascetic fluid tapping
  • Interpretation of CTs & MRIs
  • Basic life support & Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Peripheral artery cannulation
  • Epidural catheterization (Lumbar and Thoracic)
  • Management of Ventilators and its accessories
  • Transportation of critically ill patients
  • Management of difficult airway

Treatment(s)/ Procedure(s) Offered

Anesthesiology and Intensivist

Doctor’s ScoreCard

The Number of cases of Anesthesiology and Intensive Performed by Dr. Anitha Sanapala are more than 21,000 Anesthetized, Chemoports – 70, Picclines 150.

Education & Training


Name of Institute(s)

  • MD (Anesthesia) from Katuri Medical College
  • IDCCM – Seven Hills Hospitals, Visakhapatnam
  • MBBS from NRI Medical College, Guntur


  • Difficult Airway Management
  • Vascular Accesses Including Chemo Port Placements And Picc Lines
  • Critically Ill Management
  • Labour Analgesia
  • Fiberoptic Intubations and Bronchoscopy
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy

Professional Highlights



Distinction in MBBS and MD Practicals


  • Management of bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paresis after thyroidectomy
  • A comparative study-efficacy and safety of combined spinal epidural anesthesia versus spinal anesthesia in high-risk geriatric patients for surgeries around the hip joint
  • Management of Meralgia Paresthetica with Pulsed Radio Frequency Ablation of the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve and Dorsal Root Ganglion at L2 & L3 Level
  • Bilateral Splanchnic Nerve Radiofrequency ablation in patients with upper abdominal visceral Malignancy- Results in a tertiary care cancer hospital

Professional Achievements & Membership

  • Bls And Acls Instructor-American Heart Association
  • Joint Secretary-Indian Society Of Critical Care Medicine, Vizag Chapter
  • Lifetime Member of the Indian Society Of Anesthesiologists
  • Lifetime Member of the Indian Society Of Critical Care Medicine