About Dr. R. Padmakumar - Laparoscopic Surgeon


Dr. R. Padmakumar is a Sr. Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon. He has been changing lives through Keyhole Surgery. He is renowned for new and improved treatment techniques, hailed as a leading Obesity Surgeon in India & UAE. He has got more than 20 years of hands-on experience in laparoscopic Surgery in major hospitals across India and has completed more than 6000 cases of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgeries. With national and international repute, he is one of the pioneers in performing surgical treatment of non-obese diabetics.

He is the first surgeon to win approval from the UAE’s Ministry of Health to conduct Keyhole surgery for diabetes.

He has the unique distinction of being an expert Bariatric surgeon who is highly skilled in endoscopic thyroidectomy, thoracoscopy, laparoscopic colorectal and hernia surgery as well.

His achievements include:

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Services

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Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

Endoscopic thyroidectomy is also called Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy. It is a new surgical technique which allows the surgeon to perform thyroid surgery through a small skin incision. In endoscopic thyroidectomy, very small incisions are made in the axilla. A video camera helps in providing magnified vision of the structures and comfortable dissection. This technique

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery deals with the study of obesity, the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery is considered in people struggling with severe obesity.

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Intragastric Balloon

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

In Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery, an instrument called a laparoscope is used by the surgeon for performing the surgery. Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery has the advantage that the recovery time is less as the surgery is performed through a Keyhole incision. Postoperative pain is also much reduced.

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Inguinal Hernia Hiatal Hernia Femoral Hernia Obturator Hernia Ventral Hernia

Diabetes Surgery

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a common disease associated with numerous complications. Obesity is the leading cause of the increased incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in both developed and developing countries. By keyhole surgery the stomach size is brought down hence excess food intake will be reduced and gastric emptying is accelerated.

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Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty

Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is performed to remove excess abdominal fat and skin to tighten the abdominal wall muscle and fascia.

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Testimonials

I had a minimally invasive thyroid surgery (Endoscopic Total Thyroidectomy) with no pain and with minimum discomfort. I was up and about hours after my operation. I would happily recommend Dr R. Padmakumar at every opportunity I get.

-Hazel Fernandes/
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Adhesiolysis

Adhesiolysis is a procedure performed to break up and remove adhesions. It is an outpatient procedure. It is a minimally-invasive procedure. This procedure is also called Lysis of Adhesions....

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Adrenal Diseases

The adrenal glands are responsible for releasing different hormones. Adrenal gland disorders can be caused by variation in the production of hormones. Depletion of hormones produced by other organs...

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Anal Fissures

An Anal fissure is a small tear that occurs in mucous lining tissues of the anus. This crack in the skin can cause severe pain and bleeding after bowel movements.  The condition may occur when...

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Appendectomy

Appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove an inflamed appendix from the body.  Laparoscopic Appendectomy is a minimal invasive surgical procedure performed through few small...

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Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a disease. Bariatric Surgery or Bariatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the study of obesity, the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. The Greek word Baro means...

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Breast Cancer Surgery

Breast cancer surgery is performed to remove one or both cancer affected breast.  Breast cancer surgery is performed as a single procedure or in combination with other treatment methods such as...

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Colostomy

 A colostomy is a surgical procedure performed when the remaining healthy portions of the intestine and rectum is not able to reconnect to make a passage to eliminate the waste from the body....

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Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

Endoscopic thyroidectomy is also called Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy. It is a new surgical technique which allows the surgeon to perform thyroid surgery through a small skin...

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Gastrojejunostomy

Gastrojejunostomy is a surgical procedure performed when the individual is suffering from stomach cancer causing obstructing in the passage of food in to the gut. The surgery is performed between...

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy or minimally invasive gallbladder removal is a procedure performed to remove the gallbladder from the body. This is a keyhole surgery and therefore allows the...

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Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Hernia is the abnormal squeezing out of an organ or fatty tissue through a weak spot of the wall of the cavity where it normally resides. A hernia can be caused by pressure and a weakness or opening...

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Splenectomy

Spleen is an organ that functions to remove unwanted materials such as old and damaged blood cells from the blood stream and plays an important role in the body’s defense system. They contain...

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Stapler Hemorrhoidectomy

Stapler Hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure for the treatment of hemorrhoids. It is a new technique and can be used to treat hemorrhoids that protrude with straining and can be seen on...

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Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty

Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure which is performed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen and to tighten the abdominal wall muscle and fascia. Hanging abdomen...

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Type 2 Diabetes Surgery

Type 2 Diabetes Surgery - Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a common disease associated with numerous complications. Obesity is the leading cause of the increased incidence of type 2 diabetes...

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Publications, Articles, and News

Laparoscopic Surgery is also called Minimally Invasive Surgery. In this method of surgery small incisions are made through which a laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen. Laparoscope is a long metal tube which has a lighted camera at the tip for visualization of the internal structures. The incisions measure around 0.5 to 1 cm and is called "port". Trochar, which is a tubular instrument, is placed at each of the port site through which the laparoscope is passed. Carbon dioxide is used to inflate the abdomen for better visualization of the internal structures and to provide a working space for the surgeon. The surgeon views and performs the surgery by viewing the high resolution video monitors in the operating room that display high resolution images of the internal anatomy that is transmitted through the video camera placed at the tip of the laparoscope.

Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
MBBS, DNB, MNAMS, DipALS, FAIS, FIMSA, FCLS, FRCS (GL)
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Verwandeln Institute (Transforming Lives)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Keyhole Clinic, Thammanam Road, Plarivattom, Kochi, Kerala, India
VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala, India
Chairman - Association of Surgeons of India, Kerala Chapter


Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com

Websites:
www.drrpadmakumar.com
www.endoscopythyroid.com

Chairman, Association of Surgeons of India - Kerala Chapter
National President - Indian Hernia Society (2016)
GC Member, Association of Surgeons of India (2013 - 2018)
Vice President- Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India
Jt. Secretary - Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (2016)
Founder Member, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society Of India
Founder Member, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India
International Faculty of IASGO on Hernia and Diabetic Surgery
International Faculty of IFSO on Diabetic Surgery
Associate Editor : Diabetes and Obesity International Journal