Dr. R. Padmakumar was invited as International Guest Speaker to speak on the subject of Metabolic Surgery and Endoscopic Thyroidectomy at Sultan Qaboos University which is located at Al Khoudh, Muscat. Sultan Qaboos University is the only public university in the Sultanate of Oman. Senior Oman nationals received Dr. Padmakumar in airport.
Metabolic Syndrome is a multiplex risk factor that arises from insulin resistance accompanying abnormal adipose deposition and function.
Endoscopic thyroidectomy (Scarless thyroid surgery) uses the axillary approach to remove large nodules of thyroid and thus the scar formed is hidden beneath the clothes of the patient.