Dr.R. Padmakumar Laparoscopic Surgeon in Kochi

Dr.R. Padmakumar

Laparoscopic Surgeon, Kochi


  • 2 Hospitals


Dr. R. Padmakumar is a renowned Laparoscopic, Metabolic and Baratric Surgeon practising in Kochi, Kerala. With national and international repute, he has a vast over 20 years of hands-on experience in laparoscopic surgery. He has been changing people's lives through Keyhole Surgery technique. He is well-known for his latest and advanced treatment techniques and hailed as a leading expert Bariatric Surgeon in India & UAE. He has successfully done over 5000 Laparoscopic Hernia Surgeries. He is one of the pioneers in performing surgical treatment of non-obese diabetics.

He is the first surgeon who won approval from the UAE’s Ministry of Health to perform Keyhole surgery for diabetics. Being an expert Bariatric surgeon, Dr. R. Padmakumar is highly skilled in endoscopic thyroidectomy, thoracoscopy, laparoscopic colorectal and hernia surgery as well.

Dr. R. Padmakumar holds several firsts to his credit. Some of his achievements include:
  • He is one of the very few surgeons in the world doing scarless Thyroid Surgery (Endoscopic Thyroidectomy)
  • He has performed successful bowel surgery at 2gm Hb without blood transfusion which is a world record
  • He is the first to start diabetes mellitus surgery in the state for the non-obese category and also Fifth in the World
  • He is the first in the world to do bariatric surgery with abdominoplasty
  • He is the First surgeon in GCC Countries to do diabetic surgery in non-obese patients
  • He is the Inventor of Innovative technique MISII (Minimally Invasive Surgery for Ileal Interposition) HYBRID TECHNIQUE
  • Languages : Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, english


  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Tummy Tuck Surgery

  • Surgical Gastroenterology

  • Piles

  • Pediatric Surgery

  • Obesity

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Minimal Access Surgery

  • Gynecology

  • Diabetic Foot Surgery

  • Colorectal Surgery (Proctology)

  • Breast Surgery

  • Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery

  • General & Laparoscopic Surgery

  • General Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery


  • Abdominal Surgery

  • Abdominoplasty

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding

  • Adrenal Surgery


  • Endoscopic Thyroidectomy
  • Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery
  • Diabetes Surgery
  • Keyhole Hernia Surgery
  • Intragastric Balloon
  • Colostomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Splenectomy
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Low Anterior Resection


  • MBBS from Medical College, Alleppy in 1992
  • Completed his basic surgical training at Medical College, Alleppey
  • Diploma of the National Board for the practice of general surgery

Practice Information

VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

NH 66, Nettoor P.O, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala - 682040

Keyhole Clinic, Kochi

Keyhole Clinic, Kochi

Metro Pillar No. 448, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala - 682024

Achievements & Contributions

  • Health News - Treatment For Thyroid by Dr.R.Padmakumar
  • Conducted more than 100 public awareness programs and numerous TV shows for health education on public intrest
  • More than 50 health related articles published in various News Papers and Magazines at National and International level
  • Invited National Faculty of Surgical Workshop & Conference.
  • Regularly doing hands on training in General Laparoscopy &Lap Hernia Surgery
  • Organising Secretary for OBESITY CME in 2009
  • Organising Secretary for DIABESITY CME in 2010
  • Organising Secretary for KASICON 2010 (3 Days State Conference of Association of Surgeons of India Kerala Chapter)
  • Organising Secretory & Workshop Convener ASICON 2011 (Association of Surgeons of India National conference)
  • GI Surgery Conference in 2011
  • Surgical Workshop on Hernia at Trivandrum – Kasicon in 2011
  • Surgical Workshop on Hernia at Kollam in 2010
  • Surgical Workshop on Hernia at Perintalmanna in 2010
  • ASI National Conference at Hyderabad in 2004
  • Paper PresentationsAssociation of Surgeons of India National conference Madhurai in 1999
  • Annual state conference Indian Medical Association (Hill top fest) in 1999
  • Annual state conference of KASICON in 1999, 2000
  • Gastroenterology club at Thiruvalla in 1999 & 2000
  • ASI Peripheral meet at Angamali in 2005
  • Poster PresentationsKASICON in 2003, 2004 and 2010
  • PublicationsLasers in Surgery, Original Article, Kerala Surgical Journal, Vol.7, No.1 in 2000; 59-62
  • Upper Gastro-intestinal Tract Foreign Body (Denture) Retrieval by Gastrotomy, Case note, J Indian Med Assoc,Vol.99, No 5 in May, 2001; 271-2
  • Acute Appendicitis – article   published in Souvenir KASICON in 2003
  • Rare tumours of abdomen Page 75-Abstract published in Souvenir KASICON in 2004
  • Sigmoid oesophagus- a rare form of achalasia Kerala Surgical Journal
  • Mysteries of laparoscopy at IMA Golden Jubilee SOUVENIR
  • Various publications in national and local dailies on health Topics
  • Chapter on HERNIA in the National update by Indian Medical Association
  • Member for seminars and Workshops in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Past Hon. Secretary of Association Of Surgeons of India (Kerala Chapter)
  • Editorial Board Member of The Indian Journal Of Endocrine Surgery
  • Editor of Kerala Surgical Journal,Website, Newsletter
  • Surgical Faculty  â€“ University of Seychelles – American Institute of Medicine (USAIM)
  • National Executive Member of IAES
  • Founder and Member of OSSI (Obesity Surgery Society of India)
  • Medical Director of Sunrise Group Of Hospitals
  • Hon. Secretary of Sunrise Key Hole Foundation