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.
His achievements include:
Dr. R. Padmakumar is the Head of the Department of Minimally Invasive Surgeries at VPS Lakeshore Hospital and the director of Keyhole Clinic and Verwandeln Institute. He has got more than 24 years of hands-on experience in Laparoscopic Surgery across major hospitals in India and has completed more than 6000 cases of Laparoscopic Hernia surgery.
Dr. R. Padmakumar as faculty at conference/workshop held by GEM Hospital and Research Center, Thrissur, on April 6 and 7, 2019. Dr. Padmakumar spoke on the topic of “Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: Options”. As part of continuing medical education programme and campaign towards excellence in Minimal Access Surgery, this conference was conducted as a Twin Theme Conference/Workshop on Hernia and Bariatric Surgery on April 6th and 7th 2019 and held at Lulu Convention Centre Thrissur.
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 surgeon to perform the surgery through small incisions in the abdomen. Narrow instruments called a laparoscope, with a camera at the tip of the scope, is inserted through […]
A team of Surgeons in the Dept of Minimally Invasive Surgery at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, has successfully removed a cyst from inside the upper neck without any cut on the neck. This was a Thyroglossal cyst. Its a very rare keyhole surgery of its kind – first time in the state of Kerala was […]
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.