Bariatric Surgeon Kerala
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).
What is Bariatric Surgery?
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.
4 Types of Bariatric Surgery
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 TuckRead More
When is Weight Loss Surgery indicated?
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
More about Dr. R. Padmakumar (Bariatric Surgeon Kerala)
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 in Obesity & Diabetes Surgery 2018
Dr. R Padmakumar was awarded Indywood Medical Excellence Award for Professional Excellence in Obesity & Diabetes Surgery 2018.Read More
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.Read More
Before and After
Video Testimonials and Image Gallery
Center for Bariatric Surgery in Kerala
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.
Bariatric Surgery Cost in Kerala
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.
Related Medical Publications by Dr. R. Padmakumar
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.
Patient Reviews and GalleryView Gallery
Weight Loss Video Testimonials
|Ramesh Kumar presents his Bariatric Journey to wellness - From 157 Kg to 102 Kg in 1 year||Watch Video|
|Weight Loss from 138 Kg to 108 Kg in 3 months.|
Patient shares his experience from Oman
|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.
|Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery from 85 Kg to 60 Kg.|
Cholesterol got normal, leg pain resolved
|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.
|Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery|
Bariatric SurgeryWeight Loss Surgery
Type 2 Diabetes SurgeryBariatric Surgery & Diabetes Resolution
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Roux en Y Gastric Bypass
Intragastric Balloon Placement
Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty