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Testimonials – Hernia Surgery

Facebook Review My wife was so disappointed and very sad due to her tummy because of Ventral Hernia. She got a hope after we met Dr. Padmakumar at Keyhole clinic. Now she is so excited to go to work with out wearing the abdomen binder. We are thankful to Dr. Padmakumar and his efficient team […]

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Laparoscopic Hernia Treatment in Kochi

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery in Kochi

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery is regularly performed by the Dept of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi. The department is headed by Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon, Dr. R. Padmakumar.  VPS Lakeshore is a multi super-speciality Hospital in Kochi and is a 650-bedded facility with over 30 clinical departments.  The Dept of […]

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Cancer Surgical Treatment in Kochi

Cancer Surgical Treatment

Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, headed by Dr. R. Padmakumar, offers 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 […]

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Testimonials – Bariatric Surgery

Video Testimonials Image Gallery Read More about Bariatric Surgery Google Review Hi I am Mareena and I am very happy and satisfied patient of Dr Padmakumar as he have helped me to change myself the exact way I really wanted. I was weighing 105kg when I did my surgery,and now I am 79kg. I was […]

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Testimonials – Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

GOOGLE REVIEW Had an endoscopic Thyroidectomy surgery done by doctor Padmakumar. Really happy with how things worked out so well. Had to face no worries at all during or after the procedure. Really grateful to doctor and the team. Remmy Jose View in Google GOOGLE REVIEW Dr Padmakumar is one of the brilliant doctor l have […]

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E-MISCON - Organizing Chairman Dr. R. Padmakumar

MISCON 2020 – First Ever Multicenter Live Surgery Workshop

Even as the pandemic has brought to a halt medical education programmes and surgical training workshops all across the globe, a team of doctors in Kochi organized a conference complete with orations, live surgeries and convocations using an e-platform. News in Unique Times   The New Indian Express   Malayalam News The conference was organized […]

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Laparoscopic Surgeon with Excellence - UNIQUE TIMES

Laparoscopic Surgeon with Excellence – UNIQUE TIMES

He is a source of comfort not only to patients in Kerala, but also to patients in the GCC countries. He is the fifth person in the world and the first person in the Gulf countries and Kerala to conduct a surgery to surgically resolve the condition of diabetes under the non-obesity category. He is […]

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Publications by Dr. R. Padmakumar

Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery for Ileal Interposition (MIHSII) for the Resolution of Type 2 Diabetes. Efficacy of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on type 2 diabetes with BMI less than 35: a retrospective study. Sleeve Gastrectomy with Concomitant Abdominoplasty: A Novel Procedure. Successful bowel surgery at hemoglobin 2 g/dL without blood transfusion. A retrospective analysis […]

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Best Bariatric Surgeon Kerala

Dr. R. Padmakumar in UNIQUE TIMES

Congratulations Dr R Padmakumar for being recognised for his contribution and dedication in the field of laparoscopic surgeries by the famous UNIQUE magazine.

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PK Band in Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

“PK Band” in Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Ramakrishnapillai, P., Gupta, S., Pai, M. et al. “PK Band” in Laparoscopic Hernia Repair. Indian J Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-020-02088-z Abstract Laparoscopic inguinal anatomy detail is different from that is necessary for open hernia surgery. ‘PK Band’ is a condensation of areolar tissue lateral to inferior epigastric vessels on either side. It extends from arcuate line to apex of triangle […]

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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