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Dr. R. Padmakumar – One of Best Bariatric Surgeons in India

Best Bariatric Surgeon India

Batriatric Surgery is a weight loss surgery or fat loss surgery for obesity treatment. Bariatric surgery restricts the amount of food intake and also reduces the amount of calories absorbed from the food. Because of the sedentary lifestyle of this century, obesity is highly prevalent in the society. Obesity is a disease and needs to be treated. It puts people at high risk of other chronic medical conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, PCOD etc. Bariatric surgery is no more considered cosmetic surgery, because it has proved to be an effective solution in fat loss for treating obesity.

Dr. R. Padmakumar is one of the Best Bariatric Surgeon India. He is hailed as the leading obesity surgeon in India and UAE, currently providing obesity treatment in India. He was the first in the world to do Bariatric Surgery with Abdominoplasty, first to start diabetes mellitus surgery in the state for the non-obese category (Fifth in the World).

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Intragastric Balloon Placement
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) is performed in people with hanging abdomen.
Best Bariatric Surgeon India - Excellence Award 2019

Dr. R. Padmakumar receives World Medical Council Excellence Healthcare Award 2019 in recognition for his Professional Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to medical field especially Metabolic Surgery for Obesity (Bariatric Surgery) and Diabetes Resolution.

Dr. R. Padmakumar - Bariatric Surgeon India

Dr. R Padmakumar was awarded for Professional Excellence in Obesity (Bariatric Surgery) & Diabetes Surgery by Indywood Medical Excellence Awards 2018.

Dr. R. Padmakumar in UNIQUE Times English Magazine

Congratulations Dr R Padmakumar for being recognised for his contribution and dedication in the field of laparoscopic surgeries by the famous UNIQUE magazine – English Edition (June – July 2020). View PDF

People with morbid obesity will require Bariatric surgery. This keyhole procedure helps them not only in fat loss or weight loss but also helps to resolve their medical conditions like Diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, sleep disorders. The joint disease & fatty liver also improves a lot once the person loses weight. Risk of cancer especially of colon, breast, ovary – are reduced remarkably with weight loss.

Best Bariatric Surgeon India - Dr. R. Padmakumar

Padmakumar is the first surgeon to win approval from the UAE’s Ministry of Health to conduct keyhole excess fat removal surgery.

Given the prevalence of diabetes in the Gulf — with some estimates claiming that the disease accounts for some 40 percent of the UAE’s healthcare budget alone — Padmakumar’s techniques could make the difference for hundreds of patients in the region. He received his training in laparoscopy and cancer surgery from prestigious institutions including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, TATA Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and Apollo Cancer Hospital, Chennai.

Dr. R. Padmakumar is the Chairman and Managing Director of Keyhole Clinic, which is the Center for Bariatric Surgery in India. Keyhole Clinic has a highly specialized team with over 25 years of experience in the field of weight loss surgery / fat loss surgery.

For appointments

The surgeries are performed at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kerala, Kochi, which has launched the Lakeshore Obesity Clinic, a dedicated and comprehensive weight loss clinic, aimed at providing obesity treatment in India. The Obesity Clinic at VPS Lakeshore Hospital is headed by Dr. R. Padmakumar. Dr. Padmakumar is also the Head of Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery at VPS Lakeshore. The clinic has been equipped to carry out procedures such as Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding, gastroplasty, abdominoplasty, Intragastric Balloon Placement and liposuction along with medical therapy. Facilities such as diet and psychological counselling and exercise sessions will also be available. Under the headship of Dr. R. Padmakumar, VPS Lakeshore Hospital is the Best Hospital for Bariatric Surgery in India or Weight Loss Surgery in India.

Best Hospital for Bariatric Surgery in India

VPS Lakeshore Hospital – Launched Lakeshore Obesity Clinic headed by Dr. R. Padmakumar
Lakeshore Obesity Clinic provides Obesity Treatment in India


Hi I am Mareena and I am very happy and satisfied patient of Dr Padmakumar as he has helped me to change myself the exact way I really wanted. I was weighing 105 kg when I did my surgery, and now I am 79 kg. I was suffering from diabetic , hypertension, back pain, PCOD etc… Now l am free from all these things and not taking medicines for anything, only some iron, calcium, and vitamins that’s it. Now I am 99 percent free from that. I have undergone 4 surgeries before for some other health issues.

But my friends let me say you this was the most comfortable and relaxed surgery I had till now and soon recovery and not much rest needed at all. Now you don’t know how much energetic I am in my life. More than that I have become more young than before as I was at the time of my marriage. Now I am 40 yrs. Being like this I feel more confident. Thanks to Dr Padmakumar and his entire team.

I suggest to my friends who are very obese like me before and suffering from diabetic etc can do gastric sleeve without hesitating. At the beginning my husband and family members were not happy to do the surgery. But I decided doing it. Now seeing my change all are happy.


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