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Dr. Padmakumar R
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Dr. Padmakumar
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Biographical Info
Dr. R. Padmakumar is a renowned Senior Consultant & HOD in the Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, and Keyhole Clinic, Kochi. He is also the Director of Verwandeln Institute, Kochi, which is a Center for Laparoscopy Training. Dr. Padmakumar is recognized as one of the rarest Surgeons in the World, proficient in Bariatric Surgery, Thoracoscopic Surgery, and Endoscopic Thyroid surgeries. With an impressive patient base from 35 countries, he has successfully treated patients from India and Gulf countries. His expertise and skills have earned him a distinguished reputation in the field of Minimally Invasive Surgery worldwide.
Educational Background
- MBBS : ALLEPPEY MEDICAL COLLEGE : 1993 - DNB (Diplomate of National Board of Exams) : NATIONAL BOARD OF EXAMINATIONS, NEW DELHI - 1997 - FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) : 2015 : ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS OF GLASGOW, UK - MNAMS (Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences) – 1997 - Dip ALS (Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery) - 2000 - FAIS (Fellow of Association of Surgeons of India) - 2007 - FIMSA (Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy) - 2014 - FCLS (Fellow of International college of Laparoscopic Surgeons ) – 2015 Dr. Padmakumar has undergone Surgical training from prestigious institutions - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai - Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
Certificates/ Licenses
- Branchial Cyst Endoscopic removal in the youngest age (Omani child of 3 years old) – (Elsevier - Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports – November 2016; - Successful bowel surgery at hemoglobin 2g/dL without blood transfusion; (PadmakumarRamakrishnapillaietal World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2013; doi:10.4240/wjgs.v5.i8.252) - First to start diabetes resolution surgery in the state of Kerala for the non-obese category (5th in the World) - First in the World to do Bariatric Surgery with Abdominoplasty - First Surgeon in the entire GCC Countries to do diabetic surgery in non-obese patients - One of the few Surgeons in the World doing Scarless Thyroid Surgery (Endoscopic Thyroidectomy) - Inventor – Innovative technique MIHSII (Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery for Ileal Interposition).
Professional Affiliation
- Selected in the list of “100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf”, among 40 lakhs Indians, holding 28th position for the professional excellence and commitment in obesity and diabetes surgery, in 2012. - ‘Global Achievers Award 2014’ in UAE in recognition for outstanding achievements and distinguished global services in healthcare - “Voice of Gulf Returnees Excellence Award 2016” for outstanding contribution in Health Sector. - ‘Excellence in Laparoscopy Award” from Icons of Healthcare, Singapore in July 2017 - “Indywood Medical Excellence Award” for Professional Excellence in Obesity and Diabetes Surgery category, Hyderabad in December 2018
Years of Experience
Place of Work
- HOD – Minimally Invasive Surgery, VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi - Sr. Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon, Keyhole Clinic, Kochi - Visiting consultant in various hospitals
Areas of Expertise
Laparoscopy, Hernia Surgery, Cancer, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Bariatric Surgery, Diabetic Surgery, Intragastric Balloon)
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