About Dr. R. Padmakumar - Laparoscopic Surgeon India

Laparoscopic Surgeon India 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:

  • First to start diabetes mellitus surgery in the state for the non-obese category(Fifth in the World)
  • First in the world to do bariatric surgery with abdominoplasty
  • First surgeon in entire GCC Countries to do diabetic surgery in non-obese patients
  • One of the few surgeons in the world doing scarless Thyroid Surgery(Endoscopic Thyroidectomy)
  • World record on successful bowel surgery at 2gm Hb without blood transfusion
  • Inventor - Innovative technique MISII (Minimally Invasive Surgery for Ileal Interposition) HYBRID technique
  • World record - Branchial Cyst Endoscopic removal in the youngest age (Omani Child of 3 years)
  • Recipient of "Excellence in Laparoscopy" Award from Icons of Healthcare, Singapore in July 2017
Keyhole Clinic

Thammanam Road, Palarivattom, Kochi, Kerala, 682025, 0484- 4850370

Lakeshore Hospital

NH Bypass, Nettoor, Maradu, Ernakulam; 0484 270 1032

Starcare Hospital

Mawaleh, Seeb, Muscat, Oman +0968 24557200;

Medeor 24x7 Hospital

Consulates Area, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road, Bur Dubai - Dubai, +971 4 350 0600


Laparoscopic Surgeon India receiving award for Lions Club

The International Association of Lions Club

Laparoscopic Surgeon India receiving best chapter award

Best Chapter Award from Dr. R. P. Srinivasa, National President

Laparoscopic Surgeon India being awarded Prof. M. L. Dathan Award

Awarded First Prof. M. L. Dathan Memorial Endowment Lecture

Laparoscopic Surgeon India receiving Global Achievers Award

Global Achievers Award

Laparoscopic Surgeon India Certificate by RBI

By Reserve Bank of India

Publications, Articles, and News

Laparoscopic Surgeon India - Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

Journal of Head and Neck Physicians and Surgeons

A retrospective analysis of 200 axillary route thyroidectomy cases. Background: Thyroid disorders are common in women. The surgical solution available in most places is open thyroidectomy, which can ultimately lead to unsightly scar formation. This can be cosmetically unappealing, especially for women. The endoscopic thyroidectomy is a very good alternative to the traditional open thyroidectomy.

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Laparoscopic Surgeon India on Endoscopic Branchial cyst excision

Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports

Total endoscopic excision of branchial cyst in a child aged 3 years. This is the case report of a three-year-old female Arab child who presented with a neck swelling since one year of age. Physical examination was suggestive of a 6 × 4 cm swelling in the right lateral neck, which was dumbbell shaped, deep to sternocleidomastoid muscle on either side of the muscle.

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Laparoscopic Surgeon India on Laparoscopic Surgery for Resolution of Diabetes

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery for Ileal Interposition (MIHSII) for the Resolution of Type 2 Diabetes. Aim. To evaluate the effectiveness of minimally invasive hybrid surgery for ileal interposition (MIHSII), a novel procedure for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in patients with a body mass index (BMI) <30 kg⁄m2. MIHSII is an innovative technique in which sleeve gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically

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Laparoscopic Surgery for Resolution of type 2 diabetes

Journal of Diabetes and Obesity

Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on type 2 diabetes with BMI less than 35: A retrospective study. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) for resolving type 2 diabetes in patients with BMI >30 kg/m2. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on 90 type 2 diabetic patients with BMI>30 kg/m2 who underwent LSG

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Laparoscopic Surgery - Successful bowel surgery at hemoglobin 2 g/dL

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Successful bowel surgery at hemoglobin 2 g/dL without blood transfusion We were unable to find reports in the published medical literature of any cases of bowel surgery being successfully performed at such a low hemoglobin level, without blood transfusion or blood products pre or post-surgery, with the patient’s uncomplicated recovery. This study is about such a case.

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Laparoscopic Surgeon India on Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy Replaces Traditional Treatment

As the name suggests ‘Laparo’ means abdomen, ‘Scopy’ means vision. The surgeon visualizes the inner parts of the patients...

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Lapaoroscopic Surgeon India on Ileal Interposition

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) for Ileal Interposition

Ileal Interposition is a surgery getting established as the procedure of choice in non-obese diabetics.

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Laparoscopic Surgeon India on Obesity and Infertility

Obesity and Infertility

A life-long, progressive, life-threatening, genetically-related, multi-factorial disease of excess fat storage.

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Laparoscopic Surgeon performs Rare Neck Surgery

Rare Keyhole Neck Surgery

Rare Keyhole Neck Surgery For 3 Year Old Girl From Oman

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Laparoscopic Surgeon India receives Excellence Award

Excellence Award

D. R. Padmakumar receiving Excellence Award - Voice of Gulf Returns

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Laparoscopic Surgeon India in Indian Express as the Wizard Laparoscopic Surgeon

Article in Indian Express

D. R. Padmakumar - The Wizard Laparoscopic Surgeon

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Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
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, Kerala, Kochi, India
Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kerala, Kochi, India

Consultant Surgeon
Starcare Hospital, Mawaleh, Seeb, Muscat, Oman (+968 24557200)
Specialist Surgeon
Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Dubai (+971 4 350 0600)

Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370 (India)
Mobile: 00971567581025 (UAE)
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com


National President - Indian Hernia Society (2016)
Chairman (Elect), Association of Surgeons of India - Kerala Chapter
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