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.

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Ms. Nancy

I am so happy and excited to join back my school tomorrow. Thank You for saving my life and for treating me more than all, for tolerating me. I am thanking you deep from my heart. I see you next to God and i am always praying for you to have these magical hands forever and ever...

Rema Ravishanker

I was admitted to your hospital on 12th of July my operation was done on the same day and i got discharged on 16th of July. The Guardian Angel Dr. PadmaKumar and his team of doctors took care of me with total care and warmth. He took time to sitdown with me before and after the operation explaining to me the smallest of the details. He helped me to go through the post operative days without any pain.

Sukku Kassim

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care and treatment my wife, Sherly Viswanathan received while under your care for her surgeries and subsequent chemotherapy treatments. You spent time with us and made us feel important but more important you made us feel at ease with what we were facing.

Viswan Sankaran

So far since November 2012 till date (approx. 2 months) I have lost 29 kgs and my wife has lost 20 kgs. This had a huge positive impact on our lives. I still remember the day of the surgery were after only 6 hours I was able to walk around. The recovery was really fast for both me and my wife, all praise and thanks goes to God and you with your immense expertise and care....


Sleeve Gastrectomy done on 20th March. Everything is fine now, Joined office on 31st March (8 to 10 days rest was only required). Weight from 75 Kg to 68 Kg in 3 weeks. Abdomen circumference 48 inches to 42 inches in 3 weeks. Height 5ft, so BMI 34 to 30 in 3 weeks. Overall personality improved (Reduced dress size bought). Sugar now 111 to 115 range (earlier 250 to 300 range).

Sreeja Suresh

When I was back in Dubai I got on to the net and started to do my research on gastric sleeve and also on Dr. Padmakumar who came recommended. I found out that this was by far the safest and most effective way of reducing the weight and also avoiding looming health issues like diabetes and hypertension. Finally after undergoing preliminary tests, it was decided to have the operation on Dec 4th 2012. Before the surgery, I weighed a whopping 133.8 kgs and a BMI of around 48 or more. The best part of this whole exercise is now I eat small quantities and my stomach is able to tell me when to stop ( something I never felt earlier ). From a 50 waist, I am now down to a 34, from 133.8 kgs I now stand at 82 kgs, my BMI now stands at 26 and all my vital functions are well within the desirable levels...

Napoleon D'souza

After our meeting at Dubai, I have started drinking more water & now i feel much difference. Compated to earlier I have changed a lot on my eating habits and weight has also reduced. The difficulty of eating food and the burning feeling has also now cured.

John Varghese

My weight is now 79 kg and sugar level at present is, fasting 5.0, 5.3 mmoi/l and under controlled. My diabetic consultant congratulated me on my improvement. My insulin is reduced gradually and i am back on metformin 500 mg bd.

Sajimon Mathew

I am ______ from Riyadh who had undergone surgery on 21st September for gastric sleeve. Thank you for the excellent surgery sir. I was extremely impressed by your surgical skill and postoperative care. I want to sincerely thank you and your staff for the very good service provided to me during my surgery. Thanks to the hospital management for your excellent care and administration, especially the team under Dr.Padmakumar.

Also I would like to point out a few names, specifically Dr. Pai and also Ms. Supriya and Ms. Feby (IMH) for their support and service. Hopefully waiting for the best results. And expecting sir full support in future too.

Dear Dr. Padmakumar,
My hernia surgery ( the first surgery in my life ) last Friday was done perfectly. You & Sr. Feby helped me to face it in a positive manner. On the eve of the surgery I was very nervous ( thanks to one of my office colleagues). When I was wheeled in for the surgery, I didn't even know it was over, till the nurse told me that the procedure is completed, when I woke up !!!!!! NOW in future I can face any surgery. Thanks a lot Dr I have recovered very well, in fact I am out & about daily. My wife says you are the best surgeon she has ever seen. Thanks to Sr Feby for her support. God Bless !!!

Mathias & Pamela Mani

Dear Dr. Padmakumar and Sr. Feby,
Good Morning and Greetings. Happy National Day. D​octo​r. I have to tell you that your smile is very soothing, healing and gives your patient a lot of comfort and confidence in you. Thank you. S​ister, keep that a secret and don't be jealous. You are wonderful too and very helpful and I thank God for this wonderful qualities in both of you. Thank you doctor and see you soon.

Nancy, Abu Dhabi.

I have lost 32 kg as of yesterday and love to lose more. Doc, another favor, my wife is complaining that I become younger after the operation and then she said she is looking older in front of me. Doc, is there any vitamins that you can recommend to my wife to help her atleast to become younger in face too, 'coz she is eating my head that why people told me that I looked younger this time after the operation or she can have my vitamins too.


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