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Thyroidectomy – Open and Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

Thyroidectomy Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. Open Thyroidectomy Open Thyroidectomy is performed by making an incision on the neck. The thyroid gland is removed through the incision made at the neck.

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Ventral Hernia

A ventral hernia can occur in any location of the abdominal wall as a bulge of tissues of abdominal tissues through a weak opening in the abdominal wall muscles. When the intestinal tissue gets tightly caught as a bulge in the abdominal wall, then the condition is termed as strangulated ventral hernia. In this case […]

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Obturator Hernia

A hernia is caused when the abdominal tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall as a sac of tissues. An obturator hernia is a very rare type of hernia that occurs when the intestine tissues through an opening in the pelvis.  The obturator foramen is an opening in the pelvis through which blood vessels […]

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Femoral Hernia

A femoral hernia occurs in the groin junction when the tissues in the lower abdomen push through the upper thigh region. Femoral hernia is common in women as the pelvis region is wider in women when compared to men.  Femoral canal contain the ligaments and functions to hold and support the uterus in position. Symptoms […]

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Inguinal Region – Anatomy, Peritoneal Landmarks, Infraumbilical Fossae – Part 1

Anatomy of the Inguinal Region The ‘Myopectineal Orifice of Fruchaud’ All groin (inguinofemoral) hernias originate in a single weak area called the myopectineal orifice. This oval, funnel-like, ‘potential’ orifice formed by the following structures, makes the ‘myopectineal orifice of Fruchaud’.-Henry Fruchaud Boundaries Superiorly Internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles. Inferiorly Superior pubic ramus. Medially Rectus […]

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Vitamin D deficiency – Surgeon’s Perspective: Dr R Padmakumar et al.

Vitamin D deficiency in a Surgeon’s perspective is relevant in Parathyroid surgery Bariatric surgery Gallbladder surgery Primary hyperthyroidism Introduction: Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and produced by skin (from cholesterol) when exposed to ultraviolet B radiation (“sunshine vitamin”) and also obtained from dietary sources, including supplements. Most important components, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) comes […]

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Laparoscopy set to replace Traditional Treatment – Laparoscopy vs Open

Laparoscopy Laparoscopy: As the name suggests ‘Laparo’ means abdomen, ‘Scopy’ means vision. The surgeon visualizes the inner parts of the patients body through the laparoscope which is a small cut (incision 5-10 mm) on the abdomen. The magnified (up to 20 times larger) vision of the interior parts through the telescope is quite different from […]

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Hiatal Hernia – Diagnosing, Treatment, Symptoms, Causes

A hiatal hernia is a condition developed when the upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle that separates the abdomen and chest. It has a small opening through which the food tube passes and connecting to the stomach. In a hiatal hernia, the stomach pushes […]

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Inguinal Hernia – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

What is Inguinal Hernia? The inguinal canal is a short passage that is about four to six centimeters in length located just above the inguinal ligament and extends medially and inferiorly through the inferior part of the abdominal wall. Structures pass from the abdominal wall to the external genitalia through this canal. In men, the […]

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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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VPS Lakeshore Hospital

Maradu, Kochi, Kerala


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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