Dr. R. Padmakumar and Laparoscopic Hernia Training

Hernia surgery is the bread and butter of a general surgeon and laparoscopic hernia surgery is the present day choice of any patient. Hence gaining practical knowledge of such a procedure cannot be postponed. Dr. Padmakumar has trained more than 200 surgeons from over the world the art of laparoscopic surgery especially Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery through hands-on training

Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees
Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees

It was a very pleasant experience to see a wide range of TEPP and TAPP procedures over a span of 4 days. I am really grateful to Dr. Padmakumar and team for practically holding my hands and do. It will be a very useful program for youngsters in particular wanting to learn Laparoscopic Hernia procedure.

Dr. Harshith Hegde

Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees

Very useful course with a large number of Lap hernias posted over 4 days, giving the participants ample opportunity to appreciate all fine details of different types of lap hernia (TAPP & TEP) operation.Dr. Padmakumar gave a unique opportunity to be able to perform steps of the operation thereby giving a feel of doing the procedure.Dr. Padmakumar's constant explanation while doing the procedure reinforces the steps in our minds. I felt no hesitation to ask him question at any point and he never made me feel that any question was too simple or silly.The entire team had planned the 4 days very well and coordinated between the two hospitals smoothly.Ms. Premna Subin managed the correspondence, accommodation arrangements and logistics very cheerfully and efficiently.Overall, this course has given me confidence to be able to attempt lap hernia on my own.I shall be grateful to the entire team at Sunrise and in particular to Dr.Padmakumar, Dr. Pai and Dr. Farish for their efforts.

Dr. Akhil Bhat

Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees
Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees
Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees
Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees
Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees
Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees
Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees
Dr. Padmakumar with his trainees

I came to Sunrise to get some basic training in Laparoscopy and some hands on experience. I am extremely happy and satisfied with the amount of training received here. The effort you take in explaining all basis steps again and again and clearing my doubts (however silly they are) is really commendable and beyond comparison with any other centre. I hope to start doing some basic procedures after I get back to my place and for whatever I will be able to achieve the credit will go to you and your team. I do wish to attend some more advanced training courses in future also .

Dr. M. Alagumuthu

Thanks for giving me this opportunity to write a feedback on the laparoscopic surgery training I underwent here at Sunrise Hospital, Kakkanad, Kochi, India. First of all, I would like to congratulate Dr. Padmakumar and his team that have put up such an unparalleled hands-on clinical training in laparoscopic surgery. With no doubt in my mind, this is definitely the apex centre for surgeons who want to have a truly hands-on training in laparoscopic surgery. During my tenure here, I was given ample hands-on training chances in OT under the expert supervision of Dr. Padmakumar who is an eminent bariatric surgeon and also one of the pioneers in laparoscopic hernia and endoscopic thyroidectomy in India. With his forever untiring efforts and patients, I was given plenty of opportunities in learning and acquiring advanced laparoscopic skils and techniques. I was exposed to the full spectrum of laparoscopic surgery during my stay here. The knowledge and skills which I have acquired here will surely help me tremendously in my future practice. I have not only managed to gain in term of technical skills but also found everlasting friendship here at Sunrise Hospital. I will definitely recommend this excellent quality training program in laparoscopic surgery to any surgeons who want to learn various aspects of laparoscopic surgery. Congratulation and well done once again!

Dr. Soon Hua Kho

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, 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


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