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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a disease. 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. Diet, exercise, anti-obesity drugs, behavioural therapy are first line treatments of obesity, but success is limited in people with severe obesity. […]

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Weight Loss Surgery – Bariatric Surgery – VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

Bariatric deals with Obesity. “Baro” is a Greek word which means heavy or large. Bariatric surgery is also referred to as “weight loss surgery” and is performed on people who suffer from obesity. It includes a variety of procedures, namely removing a portion of stomach (sleeve gastrectomy), removing the size of the stomach (gastric band), […]

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Obesity and Infertility – Does obesity affect pregnancy?

Obesity and Infertility: Obesity is a life-long, progressive, life-threatening, genetically-related, multi-factorial disease of excess fat storage. BMI (Body Mass Index) = Weight in Kg / Height in M2. For Asian populations, classifications remain the same as the international classification, but public health action points for interventions are set at 23, 27.5, 32.5 and 37.517. Obesity […]

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Weight Loss Treatment – Newer Modalities of Treatment for Obesity

Weight Loss Treatment : It will be a wish of everybody to have an attractive body figure. There was a time when majority were running around to find ways to increase body weight but today great majority are depending on various methods and advertisements modalities for reducing body weight. It is very happy to know […]

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Intragastric Balloon or Gastric Balloon Placement for Weight Loss

Intragastric Balloon Placement is placing a deflated balloon in the stomach using endoscopy and then filling it to decrease the amount of intragastric space. It can be left in the stomach for a period of 6 months and results in average weight loss of 10-15 kg in half a year. It may be used in […]

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Bypass Procedures for Weight Loss

These are malabsorptive procedures. In this the stomach is connected to a distal part of the intestine so that the absorption is reduced and thus causing weight reduction. There is good weight loss and resolution of metabolic syndrome to great extent. It is less preferred due to shunting of food (dumping syndrome) and some vitamin […]

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Weight Loss ( > 30 BMI Patients)

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure for weight loss. In this procedure, the stomach is reduced to about 15% of the original size of the stomach by removing a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The portions of stomach which secretes Ghrelin (hormone which increase appetite and cholesterol) and acid (which […]

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Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
MBBS, DNB, MNAMS, DipALS, FAIS, FIMSA, FCLS, FRCS (GL)
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Verwandeln Institute (Transforming Lives)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity Surgery or Bariatric Surgery, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Keyhole Clinic, Thammanam Road, Plarivattom, Kochi, Kerala, India
VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala, India
Chairman - Association of Surgeons of India, Kerala Chapter

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Keyhole Clinic - Center for Obesity and Laparoscopy

Palarivattom, Kochi, Kerala

VPS Lakeshore Hospital

Maradu, Kochi, Kerala


Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com

Website:
www.drrpadmakumar.com

Chairman, Association of Surgeons of India - Kerala Chapter
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