Rare Keyhole Neck Surgery For 3 Year Old Girl From Oman

Keyhole surgery of brachial-cyst1Three years old girl weighing only 10 kg was operated successfully through endoscopic method at Sunrise Hospital, Kochi. Girl child hailing from Oman was suffering from a rare congenital condition called branchial cyst of second branchial cleft. The swelling had grown in such a size that she was finding it difficult to bend neck.  Parents approached various hospitals in Oman and India and were offered open surgery by a very long cut across the neck. As it was not acceptable for them, they brought the child to Sunrise Hospital, Kochi.

She was successfully treated by endoscopic surgery by a team led by Dr. R Padmakumar, Senior Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon, Sunrise Hospital, Kochi.  The procedure was carried out through a 10 mm cut in the axilla (armpit) and nearby two 3 mm cuts. The entire swelling closely adherent to the main blood vessels (the carotid and jugular veins) and nerve to diaphragm was safely and completely removed. This kind of operation in the neck; that too for such young kid, was performed for the first time in the world. “The team’s expertise in doing endoscopic thyroidectomies for many patients really helped in successfully completing this unique procedure” said Dr. R. Padmakumar.  As there is no cut in the neck child revived fast and could go back to Oman in three days time.   Dr. Madhukara Pai, Dr. Mary Varghese, Dr. Shaji P.G and Dr. Sayooj Mukundan were part of this historic surgical procedure.

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Dr. R. Padmakumar

Dr. Padmakumar is a well known Sr. Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon, one of the few surgeons in the world doing Scarless Thyroid Surgeries (Endoscopic Thyroidectomy). He is an expert Bariatric surgeon, first to start diabetes mellitus surgery in the state for non-obese category (fifth in the world), first surgeon in entire GCC Countries to do diabetic surgery in non-obese patients, first in the world to do bariatric surgery with abdominoplasty, World record on successful bowel surgery at 2gm Hb without blood transfusion, Inventor - Innovative technique MISII (Minimally Invasive Surgery for Ileal Interposition) HYBRID technique

Web: www.drrpadmakumar.com

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Dr. R. Padmakumar
MBBS, DNB, MNAMS, DipALS, FAIS, FIMSA, FCLS, FRCS (GL)
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute Internationale (MISII)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Renai Medicity, 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)
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Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com

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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