Dr. R. Padmakumar
Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgeon

Dr. R. Padmakumar

Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgeon

Specialist in Bariatric Surgery, Scarless Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery, Tummy Tuck

Best Obesity Surgeon

Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. R. Padmakumar is the first in the world to perform Scarless Bariatric Surgery with abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) and the first to start Diabetes Mellitus surgery in the state for non-obese category (5th in the world).

Scarless Thyroid Surgery

Performing Thyroid Surgery through a small keyhole skin incision made at the axilla

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Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopioc Hernia Surgery is performed through keyhole incisions

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Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty

Performed to remove excess fat from the abdomen. Reduces hanging abdomen.

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About Dr. R. Padmakumar

Dr. R. Padmakumar is a Sr. Consultant Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgeon at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi. He has been changing lives through Keyhole Surgery. He is renowned for new and improved treatment techniques, hailed as a leading Obesity Surgeon in India & UAE. He has got more than 20 years of hands-on experience in laparoscopic Surgery in major hospitals across India and has completed more than 6000 cases of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgeries. With national and international repute, he is one of the pioneers in performing surgical treatment of non-obese diabetics.

He has the unique distinction of being an expert Bariatric surgeon who is highly skilled in endoscopic thyroidectomy, thoracoscopy, laparoscopic colorectal and hernia surgery as well.

First in the world to do Bariatric Surgery with Abdominoplasty

One of the few surgeons in the world doing Scarless Thyroid Surgery (Endoscopic Thyroidectomy)

First surgeon to win approval from the UAE's Ministry of Health to conduct Keyhole Surgery for Diabetes Resolution (in non-obese patients)

First to start diabetes mellitus surgery in the state for the non-obese category (Fifth in the World)

World record - Branchial Cyst Endoscopic removal in the youngest age (Omani Child of 3 years)

World record on successful bowel surgery at 2gm Hb without blood transfusion

Inventor - Innovative technique MISII (Minimally Invasive Surgery for Ileal Interposition) HYBRID technique

Recipient of "Excellence in Laparoscopy" Award from Icons of Healthcare, Singapore in July 2017

Dr. R. Padmakumar in News

The Wizard Laparoscopic Surgeon
The Wizard Laparoscopic Surgeon – Indian Express

Dr. R. Padmakumar’s achievements and honors pile up by the day. For a man who has done over 15000 laparoscopic surgeries till date, he is forever on the move ...

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Laparoscopic Surgeon with Excellence - Unique Times
Laparoscopic Surgeon with Excellence – UNIQUE TIMES

Apart from being an extraordinary keyhole surgeon, Dr. Padmakumar, who is one of the unique surgeons in the world performing all forms of minimally invasive surgeries,

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100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf
100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf – Business.com

A specialist in obesity and diabetes, Dr. R. Padmakumar is presently exerting his considerable intelligence in a bid to help alleviate lifestyle diseases in the Gulf. Dr. Padmakumar is the first surgeon to win approval from the UAE’s Ministry of Health

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Rare surgery to remove thyroid tumour saves woman’s life

A 31-year-old woman, a native of Lakshadweep, who went through a life-threatening condition caused by a huge thyroid tumour which had grown into the chest cavity, was saved through a rare surgery at VPS Lakeshore Hospital.

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Thyroglossal Cyst – Endoscopic Excision – First of its kind in Kerala

This was a Thyroglossal cyst. Its a very rare keyhole surgery of its kind – first time in the state of Kerala was performed on a 30-year-old person from Wayanad.

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Rare Keyhole Neck Surgery For 3 Year Old Girl

Three years old girl weighing only 10 kg was operated successfully through endoscopic method. Girl child hailing from Oman was suffering from a rare congenital condition called branchial cyst of second branchial cleft.

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Successful bowel surgery in patient with hemoglobin 2 g/dL without blood transfusion

It is unheard of in the medical history to take up a patient with hemoglobin of 2 g/dL for anesthesia and major bowel surgery, without transfusing blood or blood products prior to

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric / Weight loss surgery is considered in patients suffering from clinically severe obesity and is the valid treatment option that leads to sustained weight loss. This includes a variety of procedures.

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FAQ - Bariatric Surgery / Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery leads to about 65 to 75% excess weight loss, that is weight in excess of the ideal body weight.

Weight loss will be very quick after Bariatric surgery in the first 6 months, 10-15 kg in the first month itself. It takes around 12 months to reach the ideal body weight.

Patients need to be on liquid diet for about 15 days after undergoing bariatric surgery, which can be followed by semi-solid or soft diet for another 15 days. Most patients would be able to have a normal diet after a month, although the quantity would be limited. Nutritional supplements are advised like protein supplement, iron, calcium and multivitamins only for a month or two.

Diet and lifestyle modifications are necessary in the management of obesity. Weight gain to some degree is expected in the long term, but with a healthy lifestyle this can be controlled. 95% of people maintain the healthy weight range for many, many years.


Best Bariatric Surgeon Kerala
Awarded for Professional Excellence

Obesity and Diabetes Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)

Laparoscopic Surgeon India
Awarded for Professional Excellence

Excellence in Laparoscopy, at Singapore

Laparoscopic Surgeon India receiving Global Achievers Award
Global Achievers Award

Weight Loss Procedures

Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery deals with the study of obesity, the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery is considered in people struggling with severe obesity.

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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

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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass is another surgical procedure for weight loss. In this procedure, the stomach is connected to a distal part of the intestine. This aids in weight reduction.

Intragastric Balloon Placement
Intragastric Balloon Placement

This is a non-surgical weight loss procedure. A deflated balloon is inserted into the stomach using endoscopy, filled, and left in the stomach for a period of 6 months resulting in weight loss.

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Diabetes Surgery
Type 2 Diabetes Surgery

Obesity is the leading cause of the increased incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in both developed and developing countries. It is a common disease associated with numerous complications.

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Ileal Interposition

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