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Laparoscopic Surgery – Professional Excellence Awards

Dr. R. Padmakumar is the Head of the Department of Minimally Invasive Surgeries at VPS Lakeshore Hospital and the director of Keyhole Clinic and Verwandeln Institute. He has got more than 24 years of hands-on experience in Laparoscopic Surgery across major hospitals in India and has completed more than 6000 cases of Laparoscopic Hernia surgery.

World Medical Council Excellence Healthcare Award 2019

Dr. R. Padmakumar receives World Medical Council Excellence Healthcare Award 2019 in recognition for his Professional Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to medical field especially Metabolic Surgery for Obesity (Bariatric Surgery) and Diabetes Resolution

Bariatric Surgery Award
Professional Excellence Award 2018 – Obesity (Bariatric Surgery) and Diabetes Surgery

Indywood Medical Excellence Awards honoured Renowned healthcare practitioners and organisations at Hyderabad. Recognizing the contributions, outstanding services and accomplishments spanning through a career in healthcare, Indywood Medical Excellence Award was bestowed upon the talented minds in the industry. Dr. R Padmakumar was awarded for Professional Excellence in Obesity (Bariatric Surgery) & Diabetes Surgery.

Laparoscopic Surgery Excellence
Excellence in Laparoscopy Award – Singapore 2017

Received ‘EXCELLENCE IN LAPAROSCOPY’ Award from Icons of Healthcare, Singapore in July 2017 for the proficiency in various Laparoscopic surgeries like Endoscopic Thyroidectomy, Obesity Surgery and Thoracoscopy. Citation by the award committee says all such procedures performed by a single Surgeon is unique in the World – who has performed Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy and Bariatric Surgeries with equal ease and excellent outcome. He was also invited as International Visiting Specialist Surgeon to perform Endoscopic Thyroid Surgeries at the prestigious Dubai Hospital by the Dubai Health Authority, a rare honour for a Surgeon.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow bestowed Dr. R. Padmakumar with FRCS for his outstanding contribution to the Surgical Speciality.

Excellence Award 2016

Receiving Excellence Award in Medical Profession by Non-Resident Indian Returnees Association.

Excellence in Medical Profession Award

Receiving Award from the International Association of Lions Club for the Excellence in Medical Profession.

Global Achievers Award

Receiving Global Achievers Award in UAE

M. L. Dathan Award – ASI

Awarded the First Prof. M. L. Dathan Memorial Endowment Lecture of Association of Surgeons of India

Laparoscopic Surgery

In Laparoscopic Surgery (keyhole surgery) small incisions are made and a laparoscope is inserted through these incisions into the abdomen. Laparoscope has a lighted camera at the tip that helps the surgeon to visualize the internal structures on a computer monitor and thus helps the surgeon to perform the surgery.

The incision is called a port and measures around 0.5 to 1 cm. A trochar is a tubular instrument which is placed at each of the port site. The laparoscope is passed through the trochar. The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide to provide a working space.

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Chairman ASI - Dr Padmakumar

Dr Padmakumar Chairman ASI Kerala

April 29, 2019

Dr R Padmakumar was unanimously elected as the new chairman by the General Body conducted on 28th April, 2019, at the annual state conference of Association of Surgeons of India Kerala Chapter (KASICON 2019) KASICON 2019 was conducted at MES...

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Excellence in Laparoscopy Award 2017 – Dr R Padmakumar

July 24, 2017

Singapore July 24, 2017: Dr R Padmakumar, Senior Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon, Kochi was recently presented the Award for Excellence in Laparoscopy at the 2nd Icons of Healthcare Summit & Awards in Singapore on July 21, 2017 Dr R...

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Excellence Award 2016 – Dr. Padmakumar

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Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons

Dr R Padmakumar was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons for his substantial contribution to the speciality He received the award from RCPS (Glasgow) president Dr Frank Dunn at a convocation in Glasgow UK on 25th November 2015 Dr...

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National President – Indian Hernia Society

March 5, 2016

Dr R Padmakumar was chosen as NATIONAL PRESIDENT of INDIAN HERNIA SOCIETY (IHS) during the 8th National Conference of IHS at AIIMS New Delhi on 5th March...

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Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
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, Metro Pillar no. 448, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala, India
VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala, India
Past Chairman - Association of Surgeons of India, Kerala Chapter, 2019-2020


Keyhole Clinic - Center for Obesity and Laparoscopy

Metro Pillar no. 448, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala, India

VPS Lakeshore Hospital

Maradu, Kochi, Kerala

Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370
Email: [email protected]


Past 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