Keyhole Clinic

Dr. R. Padmakumar

Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon

OPD Schedule in Kochi
Day Morning Evening
Monday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM



Dr. R. Padmakumar is a specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity Surgery or Bariatric Surgery, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon

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 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 is the first surgeon to win approval from the UAE’s Ministry of Health to conduct Keyhole surgery for diabetes.
  • 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 to start diabetes mellitus surgery in the state for the non-obese category (Fifth in the World)
  • First in the world to do Bariatric surgery with abdominoplasty
  • First surgeon in 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)
  • World record on successful bowel surgery at 2gm Hb without blood transfusion
  • Inventor – Innovative technique MISII (Minimally Invasive Surgery for Ileal Interposition) HYBRID technique.
  • World record – Branchial Cyst Endoscopic removal in the youngest age (Omani child of 3 years old).
  • Recipient of ‘Excellence in Laparoscopy’ Award from Icons of Healthcare, Singapore in July 2017.
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Services by Dr. R. Padmakumar

Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is performed on people suffering with obesity. This is a weight loss procedure, also known as weight loss surgery.

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a Bariatric Surgical Procedure, also called Vertical sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve procedure.

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

Roux-en-Y also called Gastric Bypass Surgery is a weight loss surgery. The stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and large lower pouch.

Intragastric Balloon Placement
Intragastric Balloon Placement for weight loss

Intragastric Balloon Placement is a non-surgical procedure for weight loss. It is performed via endoscopy. A balloon is placed into the stomach for a period of 6-8 months to limit the intake of food.

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Liposuction is a body shaping procedure.

Diabetic Surgery
Diabetic Surgery

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a very common disease and there are numerous complications associated with it. Obesity is one of the leading cause of type 2 diabetes mellitus. International Diabetic federation has approved Bariatric Surgery as an effective treatment option for diabetes

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Endoscopic Thyroidectomy
Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

Endoscopic Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure where the thyroid is removed endoscopically via keyhole incisions made at the axilla. This avoids the scar to the neck.

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Endoscopic Assisted Robotic Thyroidectomy
Robotic Thyroidectomy

In Endoscopic Assisted Robotic Thyroidectomy, thyroidectomy is assisted by robots and the thyroid is removed via keyhole incisions. This procedure also helps avoid scar to the neck.

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Open Thyroidectomy
Robotic Thyroidectomy

In Open Thyroidectomy, a transverse incision is made across the lower part of the neck leaving behind a scar line on the neck.

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Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is performed through keyhole incisions using a laparoscope which is a thin instrument. The advantage of laparoscopic surgery is that small incisions are used rather than large cuts to perform the surgery.

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LASER Treatment for Varicose Veins
LASER Treatment for Varicose Veins thumbnail

LASER Treatment is an effective procedure for varicose veins. In this procedure, a LASER light is used to close and shrink the varicose veins.

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Varicose Veins Treatment Options
Varicose Veins Treatment Options

Laser Treatment for varicose veins | Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) | Sclerotherapy | Ligation and excision of varicose vein. Read more about Varicose veins and the different treatment options in detail

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Dr. R. Padmakumar – Other Information

Verwandeln Institute (Transforming Lives)
Keyhole Clinic, Metro Pillar No. 448, Edappally, Kochi

Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon
VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala, India

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

Doctors at Keyhole Clinic

Keyhole Clinic Edappally

Keyhole Clinic, the state-of-the-art healthcare facility, is situated in the Heart of Kochi at a very prime location (Edappally), We have well-experienced and reputed team of Medical Professionals at our center.

Keyhole Clinic is now NABH Accredited

Keyhole Clinic is now NABH Accredited
National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers
Patient Safety & Quality of Care

Our Vision: Center of Excellence in all specialities aiming to provide Comprehensive & Comfortable Outpatient Healthcare Services

Mission: High Quality Care with a Smile

Quality Policy: To provide state-of-the-art facilities of International Standards to patients in a pleasant ambience