Dr. R. Padmakumar
Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgeon

Thyroid Surgeon India

Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the Best Thyroid Surgeons in India with an expertise in Endoscopic Thyoidectomy (Scarless Thyroid Surgery), Robotic Thyroidectomy, Open Thyroidectomy, Total Thyroidectomy, Hemi Thyroidectomy, Parathyroid surgery, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer surgery.

Thyroid Surgeon India – Dr. R Padmakumar is an expert Thyroid Surgeon and one of the Best Thyroid Surgeons in India, who is highly skilled in performing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy, Robotic Thyroidectomy and open thyroidectomy.

Dr. R. Padmakumar was invited by the Government Hospital in Dubai for endoscopic thyroid surgeries. Generally, these invitations as International visiting doctors to operate in Dubai Hospital is extended to reputed surgeons from US, UK, Germany, etc, but usually inviting doctors from India is very rare. Dr. Padmakumar was invited directly by Dubai Health Authority.

Dr. R. Padmakumar specializes in three approaches to performing thyroidectomy:

  • Endoscopic Thyroidectomy (Scarless Thyroid Surgery)
  • Robotic Thyroidectomy (Scarless Thyroid Surgery)
  • Open Thyroidectomy

Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the few surgeons in the world doing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy. In Endoscopic Thyroidectomy the surgeon removes the thyroid through small skin incisions made at the axilla. An endoscope with a video camera at the tip is inserted via the axilla allowing the surgeon to get a magnified view of the internal structures. The main advantage of performing thyroidectomy endoscopically is that it avoids a large cut to the neck.

Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the Best Thyroid Surgeon in India, who is an expert in performing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy. This image shows the endoscopic being placed through an incision at axilla and the surgeon viewing the internal structures on a computer monitor

Dr. Padmakumar performing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

Endoscopic Thyroidectomy can be used for both Total Thyroidectomy and Hemithyroidectomy.

  • In Endoscopic Total Thyroidectomy the entire thyroid gland is removed endoscopically. Thyroidectomy is usually performed when there is suspicious thyroid nodules or in case of thyroid cancer or large goiter.
  • In Hemithyroidectomy, half of the thyroid gland is removed.
Large Thyroid Tumor Removed.  It is advisable to remove thyroid tumors at an early stage.  With Endoscopic Thyroidectomy (Scarless Thyroid Surgery), thyroid tumors can be removed safely avoiding a scar to the neck.
In thyroid cancer, cells in the thyroid can grow and spread rapidly.  The accumulating cells form a mass called tumor.  
Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the best thyroid cancer surgeon in India.
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Robotic Thyroidectomy is also a scarless thyroidectomy procedure and focuses on the axillary approach with small incisions made near the axilla. Robotic Thyroidectomy differs from endoscopic thyroidectomy in that Robotic Thyroidectomy involves the use of a robot to assist in the thyroidectomy procedure.

Robotic Thyroidectomy or Robotic Thyroid Surgery is also a scarless thyroidectomy procedure.  Robotic Surgery makes use of Robot in assisting the thyroidectomy procedure.  Dr. R. Padmakumar is a Robotic Surgeon and performs Robotic Thyroidectomy in India.

Image showing Robotic Surgery performed by Dr. R. Padmakumar and Team. Robotic Surgery makes use of Robot in assisting the thyroidectomy procedure. Small incisions are made and the internal structures are visualized on a monitor as shown in the above image.

For patients in whom endoscopic thyroidectomy or Robotic Thyroidectomy is not possible, Open Thyroidectomy will be performed. In open thyroidectomy, the thyroid surgery is performed in the traditional way by making an incision at the neck through which the thyroid is removed.

Endoscopic Parathyroid Surgery.
Parathyroid glands are four tiny glands that is located just behind the thyroid gland. They control the body’s calcium levels. Removal of parathyroid glands become necessary in case of parathyroid tumor or overactive parathyroid glands.

Endoscopic Neck dissection / Lymphadenectomy.
Lymphadenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one or more lymph nodes.

Endoscopic Thyroglossal Cyst Excision.
Thyroglossal cyst is an irregular neck mass or a fluid filled pocket which lies in the front part of the neck, usually above the voice box.

Endoscopic Salivary Gland Excision.
Salivary glands are endocrine glands that produce saliva. There are three major salivary glands that are paired, parotid, submandibular, and sublingual.
Endoscopic Neck Lipoma Excision.
Lipomas are lumps under the skin that occurs because of overgrowth of fat cells. These are usually considered benign tumors. It becomes necessary to remove lipomas in case it causes pain or other complications or symptoms.

Endoscopic excision of Branchial Cyst.
Branchial cyst or branchial cleft cyst is a lump that develops on one or both sides of a child’s neck. It is a type of birth defect.

Endoscopic assisted excision of Ectopic Goiter.

Dr. R. Padmakumar as the best thyroid surgeon in Kerala is presently the Head of the Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery at VPS Lakeshore Hospital situated in Kochi and today it is the best hospital for thyroid surgery in India. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Keyhole Clinic, best center for outpatient thyroid surgery consultations in Kerala.

Dr. R. Padmakumar visits Dubai Hospital for Endoscopic Thyroidectomy.  He was invited by Dubai Hospital because of his experience in Endoscopic thyroid surgeries.  He is one of the Best Thyroid Surgeons in Kerala in India

Dr. Padmakumar at Dubai Hospital for Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery

Dr. Padmakumar visits Sultan Qaboos University as faculty for Endoscopic Thyroid Surgeries

Dr. Padmakumar visits Sultan Qaboos University in Oman as faculty for Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid Surgery cost in Kerala is less compared to other parts of India. The cost of Endoscopic Thyroidectomy is bit higher than the cost of open thyroidectomy, but patients normally chose to go ahead with Endoscopic Thyroidectomy as it offers the benefit of no scar on the neck, minimal hospital stay required than open thyroidectomy, and faster healing.

Thyroidectomy cost in India is also less compared to other parts of the world. Lot of patients suffering from Thyroid Cancer from outside India visit Kerala for having thyroidectomy done, especially endoscopic thyroidectomy, as they would like to get the procedure done under the expertise of top thyroid cancer surgeons. Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the best surgeons for thyroid cancer.

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)

Website Dr. R. Padmakumar - www.drrpadmakumar.com

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