Dr. R. Padmakumar
Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgeon

General Surgeries

Dr. R. Padmakumar is a Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and General Surgeon in Kochi and has expertise performing a wide variety of general surgeries. General surgery focuses on alimentary canal, also called the GI tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum and anus) and contents of the abdomen that includes the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. The GI tract (Gastrointestinal tract) includes all the major organs of the digestive system.

Some of the surgeries that come under the broad category of General Surgery includes hernia surgery, thyroid surgery, colorectal surgeries (proctology), varicose veins treatment, etc. A more detailed list is given below.

  • Hernia Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Piles Treatment
  • Anal Fissure Treatment
  • Pilonidal Sinus Treatment
  • Varicose Veins Treatment
  • Cancer Surgeries

Some of the surgeries can be performed laparoscopically, such as hernia surgery, and Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the best hernia surgeon in India.

Dr. R. Padmakumar and his Team offers Piles Treatment in Kochi. There are different treatment options for Piles depending on the severity and whether it is internal hemorrhoid or external hemorrhoid. Piles treatment without surgery includes laxatives, ointment or cream, anal dilatation, dietary modifications.

Piles Treatment Options include:

  • LASER Treatment for Piles
  • Banding (placing an elastic band around the base of the piles).
  • Infrared Coagulation (treats Grade I and II hemorrhoids)
  • Sclerotherapy (commonly used to treat Grade II and III hemorrhoids)
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy (Hemorrhoid Surgery to remove hemorrhoid tissue)

An Anal fissure is a small tear that occurs in mucous lining tissues of the anus. Options for Anal Fissure treatment are Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy (LIS), Anal Dilatation, LASER Ablation or LASER Surgery, Medications.

For smaller ones, nonsurgical treatments are used, applying medications, topical anesthetic creams, Botox injection, Blood pressure medications.

Different Varicose Veins Treatment options performed by Dr. R. Padmakumar include:

  • Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ligation and excision of varicose veins

Dr. R. Padmakumar performs a variety of Cancer Surgeries. Cancer Surgery is performed to remove the tissue affected with cancer or tumor from the body. Cancer Surgery helps in prevention of spread of the disease to the surrounding parts. Different Cancer Surgeries performed are:

  • Thyroid Cancer: Thyroidectomy and Lymphadenectomy for Thyroid Cancer. Thyroidectomy can be performed endoscopically called endoscopic thyroidectomy. Even parathyroid tumors can be removed endoscopically.
  • Colon Cancer: Colectomy, Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal resection (APR), Anterior Resection without colostomy are different procedures performed for colon cancer.
  • Breast Cancer: Mastectomy is performed for Breast cancer.
  • Cervical Cancer: Hysterectomy is performed for Cervical Cancer, Ovarian cancer, Uterine cancer, Endometrial cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Pancreatectomy is performed for Pancreatic Cancer with pancreaticoduodenectomy, triple bypass
  • Barrett esophagus and Esophageal Cancer: Laparoscopic / Thoracoscopic Esophagectomy.

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)
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

www.keyholeclinic.in