Dr. R. Padmakumar
Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgeon

Bariatric Surgeon Kerala

Bariatric Surgeon in Kerala Dr Padmakumar

Bariatric Surgeon Kerala – Dr. R. Padmakumar is Sr. Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Chairman and Managing Director of Keyhole Clinic – Center for Obesity and Laparoscopy, at Edappally, Kochi, and the Head of Department, Minimally Invasive Surgery at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi. He has been changing lives through Keyhole Surgery. Dr. Padmakumar is also renowned for new and improved treatment techniques and hailed as the leading Obesity Surgeon in India & UAE.

He is the first in the world to perform Scarless Bariatric Surgery with abdominoplasty and the first to start Diabetes Mellitus surgery in the state for non-obese category (5th in the world).

Bariatric Surgery or Bariatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the study of obesity, the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. The Greek word “Baro” means heavy or large. It is also called “Weight Loss Surgery”. It includes a variety of procedures, namely removing a portion of stomach (sleeve gastrectomy), removing the size of the stomach (gastric band), or re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass). Diet, exercise, anti-obesity drugs, behavioural therapy are first line treatments of obesity, but success is limited in people with severe obesity. Bariatric Surgery is considered in people struggling with severe obesity.

Bariatric Surgery in Kerala is performed regularly under the leadership of Dr. R. Padmakumar. Dr. R. Padmakumar and Team perform these procedures regularly with excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Kerala, also called Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure for weight loss. Sleeve gastrectomy is also known as a vertical sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve procedure. In this procedure, the outer margin of the stomach is removed to restrict the amount of intake of food leaving the size of the stomach to about 15% of the original size of the stomach.

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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Kerala - where stomach is divided into small upper pouch and large lower pouch

Gastric Bypass – Roux-en-Y

Gastric Bypass is a surgical weight loss procedure for treatment of morbid obesity. In this procedure the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a large lower pouch. The small intestine is then reattached to the pouch that creates a bypass for food, which results in absorption of less calories and nutrients.

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Mini Gastric Bypass in Kerala

Mini Gastric Bypass

Intragastric Balloon Placement

A Non-surgical Procedure for Weight Loss. This procedure involves using an endoscope to place a deflated balloon in the stomach. The balloon is then inflated to decrease the amount of intragastric space. The balloon is then left in the stomach for a period upto 6 months. Due to the restricted amount of food intake there is an average weight loss of 10-15 kg. This is highly effective in overweight people not classified as obese.

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Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

Abdominoplasty / Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty doesn’t come under Bariatric Surgery. Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure which is performed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen and to tighten the abdominal wall muscle and fascia. It is also called Tummy Tuck

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Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions. These include: Type 2 diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus), Coronary heart disease, Hypertension (High blood pressure), Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon), Dyslipidemia (for example, high cholesterol), Stroke, Liver and Gallbladder disease, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and respiratory problems, Osteoarthritis, Infertility, Asthma, Chronic Musculoskeletal Problem, Mental Disorders

Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the Best Bariatric Surgeons in Kerala and is hailed as the leading or Best Bariatric Surgeon in India & UAE. Dr. Padmakumar is a regularly invited faculty on Weight Loss Surgeries in various National and International Conferences. He was invited as specialist speaker to present topic on Sleeve Gastrectomy (for Obesity) and Colorectal cancer surgery at the IASGO 2013 (The 23nd World Congress) to be held at Bucharest, Romania. He was also the speaker on diabetes surgery in the National conference of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Conference – BSMC 2013 held in Pune (January 2013)

Professional Excellence as Bariatric Surgeon Kerala in 2018
Professional Excellence in Obesity & Diabetes Surgery 2018

Dr. R Padmakumar was awarded Indywood Medical Excellence Award for Professional Excellence in Obesity & Diabetes Surgery 2018.

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Excellence Obesity or Bariatric and Diabetes Surgery
100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf

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.

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Dr. R. Padmakumar is the Chairman and Managing Director of Keyhole Clinic – Center for Obesity and Laparoscopy, situated at Edappally in Kochi, Kerala. The Clinic is the Center for Obesity Treatment consultations in Kerala.

Dr. Padmakumar presently heads VPS Lakeshore Hospital Obesity Clinic that was launched with a multidisciplinary team and is the Best Hospital for Bariatric Surgery in India under the leadership of Dr. R. Padmakumar.

Compared to other parts of India as well as foreign countries, the cost of Bariatric surgery in Kerala is very affordable. The cost is really worth it, when we compare the benefits that the surgery offers.

Dr. R. Padmakumar, Bariatric Surgeon Kerala, has authored many related articles

  • Efficacy of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Type 2 Diabetes even with BMI less than 35: A Retrospective Study.
  • Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery for Ileal Interposition (MIHSII) for the Resolution of Type 2 Diabetes.
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Ramesh Kumar presents his Bariatric Journey to wellness - From 157 Kg to 102 Kg in 1 yearWatch Video
Weight Loss from 138 Kg to 108 Kg in 3 months.
Patient shares his experience from Oman
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Weight Loss from 157 kg to 113 kg after Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Patient shares experience of Sugar level coming down to normal condition after the surgery. 22 Kg weight loss in the first month itself.
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Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery from 85 Kg to 60 Kg.
Cholesterol got normal, leg pain resolved
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Weight Loss after Sleeve Gastrectomy - after One Year 130 kg to 80 kg.
Had trouble breating, snoring before the surgery due to obesity. After surgery, snoring and trouble breathing has resolved.
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Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery
April 2019
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Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the Best Hernia Surgeon in India. He has been changing lives through Keyhole Surgery. He has got more than 30 years of hands-on experience in laparoscopic Surgery in major hospitals across India and has completed more than 7000 cases of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgeries. Dr. Padmakumar has trained more than 300 surgeons from all over the world the art of laparoscopic surgery especially Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery. Dr. Padmakumar is also hailed as one of the Best Bariatric Surgeon in India & UAE. He is renowned for new and improved treatment techniques and the first in the World to perform Scarless Bariatric Surgery with Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty. He is also one of the very few thyroid surgeons in India doing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy (scarless thyroid surgery).

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Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Verwandeln Institute (Transforming Lives)
CMD - Keyhole Clinic, Metro Pillar no. 448, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala, India
HOD - VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala, India
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity Surgery or Bariatric Surgery, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com

Past Chairman, Association of Surgeons of India - Kerala Chapter, 2019 - 2020
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

Keyhole Clinic - Center for Obesity and Laparoscopy
Keyhole Clinic - Center for Obesity and Laparoscopy

Metro Pillar No. 448, Edappally, Kochi
Tel: 9847296357 / +919645222401