Dr.R. Padmakumar Laparoscopic Surgeon in Kochi

Dr.R. Padmakumar
Laparoscopic Surgeon, Kochi


Dr. R. Padmakumar is a Sr. Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon. 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 5000 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 is the first surgeon to win approval from the UAE’s Ministry of Health to conduct Keyhole surgery for diabetes.

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

His achievements include:


  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • General Surgery

  • General & Laparoscopic 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

KIMS Hospital & Surgical Center, Kochi

KIMS Hospital & Surgical Center, Kochi

Pathadipalam, Changampuzha Nagar Post, Edappally, Kochi, Kerala - 682033

VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

NH 47 Bypass, Nettoor P.O, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala - 682040

Patient Experience

Your participation in the survey will help other patients make informed decisions. You will also be helping Dr.R. Padmakumar and his staff know how they are doing and how they can improve their services.

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