Dr. R. Padmakumar

Sr. Consultant Laparoscopic & Metabolic Surgeon
Director - Keyhole Clinic

(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia Surgery, Cancer, Obesity Surgery, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)


Dr. R Padmakumar has completed MBBS from Alleppey Medical College, DNB from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi and FRCS from Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK and completed fellowships in MNAMS, Dip. In Advanced Laproscopic Surgery, FAIS, FIMSA, FCLS. He is well known for endoscopic Thyroid Surgery (No Neck Scar), Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery and Intragastric Balloon for Obesity.

  • 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.

  • National President, Indian Hernia Society (2016)
  • Chairman(Elect) Association of Surgeons of India-Kerala Chapter
  • 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, IASGO on Hernia and Diabetic Surgery
  • International Faculty, IFSO on Diabetic Surgery
  • Associate Editor , Diabetes and Obesity International Journal

Has performed more than 6000 Hernia surgeries laparoscopically and has trained more than 200 surgeons the procedure