Brief Profile of Dr. R. Padmakumar


  • Selected in the list of “100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf” , among 40 lakhs Indians, holding 28th position for the professional excellence and commitment in obesity and diabetes surgery in 2012.

  • Invited faculty on Diabetic Surgery and Laparoscopic Hernia at IASGO 2012 ( The 22nd World Congress of the International Association of surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologist) held at Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Invited specialist speaker to present topic on Sleeve Gastrectomy (for Obesity) and Colorectal cancer surgery at the IASGO 2013 (The 23rd World Congress) to be held at Bucharest, Romania.

  • Invited as speaker on diabetes surgery in the National conference of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Conference - BSMC 2013 (Bariatric Surgery Master Class) held in Pune (January 2013).

  • National Governing Council member of Association of Surgeons of India for 2013-2015.

  • National President -Elect – Indian Hernia Society.

  • Editor - Kerala Surgical Journal, Website & News letter.

  • Surgical faculty – University of Seychelles – American Institute of Medicine.

  • Medical Director – Sunrise Group of Hospitals.

  • Has performed more than 5000 Hernia surgeries laparoscopically and has trained more than 100 surgeons the procedure.

  • First to start Diabetes mellitus surgery in the state for non-obese category (5th in the world).

  • First in the World to perform scarless bariatric surgery with abdominoplasty

  • First surgeon in entire GC to do Diabetic surgery in non-obese patients (UAE ministry approved).

  • One of the few surgeons in India doing Endoscopic (no neck scar) thyroidectomy.

Major Achievements


  • First to start diabetes mellitus surgery in the state for the non-obese category (5th 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 2 gm Hb without blood transfusion.

  • Inventor - Innovative Technique MISII (Minimally Invasive Surgery for Ileal Interposition)
    HYBRID TECHNIQUE

Dr. Padmakumar receiving award

Academic Societies


He has got the licence to practice in India & UAE, MOH UAE, Dubai Health Authority, Health Authority Abu Dhabi, Kerala Medical Council, Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Indian Medical Council.

Regular National Faculty (CME & Live Surgical workshops)


  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

  • Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES)

  • Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI)

  • Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)

  • Indian Hernia Society (IHS)

  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES)

International Faculty


  • IASGO (World Congress of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologist) Bangkok, Thailand 2012 (Lap. Hernia & Obesity Surgery), and Vienna, Austria 2014 (Diabetic Surgery)

  • IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders) Montreal, Canada 2014 (Hybrid technique of Ileal Interposition)

  • AKMGA Emirates UAE - Annual CME (Obesity Surgery)

  • Gastro Enterology Society UAE (Metabolic Surgery)

  • Surgical Conference Srilanka, 2009 (Laparoscopic Surgeries)

  • Surgical Forum, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital,
    Cape Town, South Africa – March 2013 (Metabolic Surgeries)

  • International Modern Hospital Academic Night
    Diabetic Surgery 2011
    Hernia Surgery 2012
    Endoscopic thyroid Surgery 2014

  • Surgical Faculty - USAIM (University of Seychelles American Institute of Medicine)

  • AOTA (Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association) - Endoscopic Thyroidectomy 2014

  • AMASI (Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India) - Bariatric Surgery Dubai 2014

  • GROS ( International Conference &Live Operative Workshop on Advanced Laparoscopy)
    2011 Obesity Surgery
    2012 Hernia Surgery
    2013 Diabetic Surgery
    2014 Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

  • UAE Reproductive Symposium - Obesity & Infertility - 2014

Invited Lectures


  • IMA Mavelikkara - 1999

  • IMA Karunagappally - 1999 & 2003

  • Kottayam Surgical club - 2002

  • CARITAS Scientific Club - 2002, 2003, 2004(3), 2005

  • ASICON 2008Ludhiana

  • ASICON 2009 Coimbatore

  • ASICON 2010 Endocrine Emergencies

  • KASICON 2003 (Debate on Acute appendicitis)

  • KASICON 2007 - Videos on Laparoscopy

  • KASICON 2008 - NANO Technology & the Surgeon

  • KASICON 2009 - Videos on Laparoscopy (Obesity Surgery)

  • KASICON 2010 - Interesting Cases of Thoracoscopy - Video Presentation

  • KASICON 2011 - Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

  • KASICON 2013 - Robotic Surgery

  • South Zone ASI Bangalore 2009 - Staging Laparoscopy

  • ASI CME Kottayam 2004 - Extremity Sarcoma

  • ASI National Conference Hyderabad 2004 - Inflammatory Breast Disease

  • ASI Peripheral Meet Alleppey 2007 - Obstructive Jaundice

  • National Conf. IAES Bhuvaneswar 2005 - Well-differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma

  • Surgical clubs - CME Kollam, Kannur, Alleppey, Trivandrum, Cochin, Thiruvalla

  • AKCOG 2011 - Obesity & Infertility

  • ASG 2011 - Live surgical workshop on GI Diseases

  • TOGSICON 2011 - Obesity & Infertility

  • SELSICON 2014 - Sleeve Gastrectomy current status

  • AMASICON 2014 - Bariatric Surgery as a speciality

  • MASICON 2015 - Complication in Hernia Surgery

  • IAGES 2015 - Endoscopic Thyroidectomy ; Scarless Bariatric Surgery

  • OSSICON 2015 - Hybrid Tech of Ileal Interposition

Contact Details


Dr. R. Padmakumar
MBBS, DNB, MNAMS, DipALS, FAIS, FIMSA, FCLS, FRCS (GL)
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
KIMS Kochi, Pathadipalam, Edapally, Kerala, Kochi, India
Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kerala, Kochi, India
Renai Medicity, Kerala, Kochi, India
VSM Hospital, Mavelikkara, Kerala, Kochi, India
KIMS Thiruvananthapuram, Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Kochi, India

Consultant Surgeon
Starcare Hospital, Mawaleh, Seeb, Muscat, Oman (+968 24557200)
Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Dubai (+971 4 350 0600)
Venniyil Medical Center, Sharjah (+0971 (6) 56 82258)

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

Websites:
www.drrpadmakumar.com
www.endoscopythyroid.com
www.obesitysurgeonkerala.com
www.diabetescuresurgeon.com

National President - Indian Hernia Society
GC Member, Association of Surgeons of India
Vice President- Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India
Jt. Secretary - Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons
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