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