Dr. R. Padmakumar
Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgeon

Cancer Surgery

Cancer Surgical Treatment in Kochi

Cancer Surgery is performed to remove cancer-affected tissue / tumor from the body. Cancer (also known as malignancy) is a group of diseases, which is caused due to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the body. These abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and invade the adjacent parts of the body. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Some of the common types of cancer include breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, etc…

The treatment for cancer typically includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or surgery. Surgical management of cancer may be essential to prevent metastasis.

Thyroid cancer can be of different types:  Medullary thyroid cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer, Hurthle cell cancer.  Surgery to remove the thyroid is the most common treatment for thyroid cancers.  It is also termed thyroidectomy.  Depending on the type and stage of the thyroid cancer, it may be necessary to remove the entire thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy) or part of it (hemithyroidectomy). 

Large Thyroid Tumor removed.  Thyroid cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that originates in the thyroid.  Thyroid tumors can grow and spread.  So early cancer surgery is advised.

Thyroidectomy can be performed as Open, Endoscopic, or Robotic.  In Endoscopic Thyroidectomy, small incisions are made at the axilla, and the thyroid is removed through these small incisions.  Parathyroid tumors can also be removed by endoscopic method.  Robotic Thyroidectomy involves the aid of robots in carrying out the procedure.  In Open Thyroidectomy, the thyroid is removed by making a large incision at the neck. 

Radical neck dissection is performed for surgical control of metastatic neck disease.  This can also be performed endoscopically. In case of lymph node metastasis from thyroid cancer, cervical lymphadenectomy is the treatment choice.  Endoscopic Cervical lymphadenectomy can be performed without neck cut or neck scar.

  • Keyhole cancer surgery for cancer stomach
  • Stapler anastomosis to promote perfect healing
  • Early resumption of activities without prolonged rest
  • Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal resection (APR)
  • Anterior Resection without colostomy

– Avoids major trouble for patient for taking care of stoma

– Avoids Ressurgery

Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Avoids abstinence from work
  • Helping early initiation of adjuvent therapy (chemotherapy, radiotherapy)
  • Avoids wound related problems like pain, infection and hernia
  • Better cancer clearance
  • Better lymph node clearance
  • Reduced recurrence.
  • Significantly improve quality of life

Mastectomy is performed to remove the cancer-affected breast. Depending on the size and severity of the Breast Cancer, the surgeon may decide to proceed with any of the following surgical treatment:

  • Mastectomy: Surgery to remove the complete breast
  • Lumpectomy : Wide excision or removal of breast lump along with surrounding normal tissue.
  • Axillary Dissection: Surgery to remove associated lymph nodes
  • Reconstruction Surgery: To renovate lost breast with breast implants

There are different types of mastectomy which is performed depending on the severity of the cancer. These include:

  • Total Mastectomy / Simple Mastectomy
  • Double Mastectomy / Bilasteral Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy /
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy with Breast Reconstruction
  • Modified Radical mastectomy
  • Radical Mastectomy
  • Breast Conservation Surgery (BCS)
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  • Significantly reduced pain
  • Avoids major thoracotomy
  • Maximum preservation of lung tissue.

Soft tissue sarcomas start in body’s soft tissues like fat, muscle, nerves, lymph, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues.  There are different types of soft tissue sarcomas like liposarcoma, angiosarcoma, etc.  Surgery is the usual treatment for soft tissue sarcomas and might include radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Liposarcoma is a soft tissue sarcoma and starts in the fat cells.  Image shows Liposarcoma mass weighing 4.2 kg and 1.2 kg removed from the abdomen.

Image shows Liposarcoma mass weighing 4.2 kg and 1.2 kg removed from the abdomen. Liposarcoma is a rare type of cancer and starts in the fat cells.  Liposarcoma can affect the fat cells in any body part, but mostly occurs in the limb muscles or in the abdomen. Cancer Surgery may be essential to remove these masses. There are four types of liposarcoma: Well-differentiated liposarcoma, Myxoid liposarcoma, Pleomorphic liposarcoma, Dedifferentiated liposarcoma

Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, headed by Dr. R. Padmakumar, offers Cancer Surgery and comprehensive surgical care of a variety of cancers including, stomach cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, chest cancer, soft tissue tumors etc.

The Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has an efficient team with vast experience in laparoscopic surgeries. Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the few surgeons in the world performing keyhole surgery 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