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Visiting Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon at KIMS Hospital Cochin and Trivandrum.



A. Professional Qualificatin: Year / Institution

Primary Medical Degree : MBBS : 1993

Alleppey Medical College

Alleppey, India



DNB (Diplomate of National Board of Exams): 1997 National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.

FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) : 2015 Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK

B. Details of Residency / Fellowship Programs (Important)

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

C. Dr. Padmakumar has undergone training from prestigious Institutions:

All India Institute of Medical Sciences - New Delhi

Apollo Specialty Hospital - Chennai

Tata Memorial Hospital - Mumbai


1) February 2017 Till Date : Lead Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon.

Renai Medicity, Kochi & VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi

2) October 2016 – January 2017 : Sr.Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgery

Sunrise Hospital, Kochi, India

3) March 2011 – January 2017 : Visiting Specialist Surgeon

International Modern Hospital, Dubai, UAE

4) May 2016 – January 2017 : Visiting Specialist Surgeon

Bareen International Hospital, Abudhabi

5) March 2002 – May 2006 : Consultant

Caritas Hospital, Kottayam, India

6) May 2000 – February 2002 : Sr.Resident in onco Surgery

Appollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai, India

7) July 1997 – January 2000 : Junior Consultant Surgeon

V.S.M.Hospital, Mavelikkara. India


January 2016 – 31 January 2017 :

Director – MisII

Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute Internationale

Sunrise Hospital, Kochi, India

2. Oct 2006 – Dec 2015 : Medical Director

Sunrise Hospitals,

Kochi, India


Various Laparoscopic Surgeries:

Hernia Repair – TAPP, TEP, Hiattus hernia, dual mesh repair for ventral hernias & repair of other kinds of hernias, Pediatric Hernias

Bariatric Surgery – Sleeve Gastrectomy for weight reduction.

Diabetic & Metabolic Surgeries – Sleeve Gastrectomy with IIeal Interposition

Cancer Surgeries – for colon, stomach, thyroid

Diagnostic Laparoscopy – for Undiagnosed abdominal diseases


Fundoplication – for gastro-esophageal reflux disease


Duodenal Ulcer Perforation Closure

Colostomy – for highly advanced malignant diseases of colon

Low Anterior resection without diversion / covering colostomy


Liver Biopsy – for benign and malignant liver disease

Adhesiolysis – for bowel adhesions

Rectal Prolapse repair (Laparoscopy & Delorme’s

Thoracoscopy – for pneumothorax, empyema, lung resection for metastasis (cancers), or primary lung disease

Endoscopic Thyroidectomy (Scarless Thyroid Surgery by Axillary route)

Gastric Balloon Insertion (IGB) for Obesity / Overweight patients General Surgical Procedures:

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) & Liposuction

Stapler Haemorrhoid (piles) Surgery


Varicose Vein Surgery

Mastectomy – Breast Surgery (benign & Cancerous)

Head, neck and Parotid Surgeries

Has very good patient numbers treated from world over (at UAE & India) – so far from 28 countries.





“Successful bowel surgery at hemoglobin 2g/dL without blood transfusion; Padmakumar Ramakrishnapillai etal World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery” 2013

“Successful bowel surgery at hemoglobin 2g/dL without blood transfusion; ‘Padmakumar Ramakrishnapillai etal World Clinical Case records 2014.

Effectiveness o Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery for ileal interposition (MIHSH) for resolution of type 2 diabetes Padmakumar Ramakrishnapillai etal the Journal ‘Surgical Innovation’ 2015.

Efficacy of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Type 2 Diabetes Padmakumar Ramakrishnapillai etal the Journal ‘Surgical Innovation’ 2015

Efficacy of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Type 2 Diabetes even with BMI less than 35: A Retrospective Study “Padmakumar Ramakrishnapillai et al; Journal of Diabetes and Obesity 2015.

Global Validation of the WSES Sepsis Severity Score for patients with complicated intra abdominal infections: a prospective multicentre study (WISS Study) – World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2015 (Co-author)

“Sleeve Gastrectomy with Concomitant Abdominoplasty: A Novel Procedure” Padmakumar Ramakrishnapillai et al; Journal of Diabetes and Obesity 2016

“Metabolic Procedures for Diabetic Resolution” Padmakumar Ramakrishnapillai:
E – Book: Treatment Optins for Diabetes 2016 (A Chapter in E-Book)

“Total Endoscopic Excision of Branchial Cyst In a Child Aged 3 years” Padmakumar Ramakrishnapillai et al; Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports

“A retrospective analysis of 200 axillary route thyroidectomy cases” Padmakumar Ramakrishnapillai et al; Journal of Head & Neck Physicians and Surgeons.

7. Author : Laparoscopic Hernia How to learn at ease (Text book and DVD)

8. Teaching Experience / Faculty:

Regularly doing hands on training in General & laparoscopic surgeries – Lap hernia/bariatric surgery

Surgical faculty – University of Seychelles – American Institute of Medicine (USAIM)

Invited as Faculty for various International, National & State Surgical conferences on Diabetic Surgery, Obesity Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery, and Endoscopic Thyroid Surgeries.

Invited faculty on Obesity Surgery and Laparoscopic Hernia at IASGO 2012 (The 22nd World Congress of the International Association of surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologist) held at Bangkok, Thailand.

Invited faculty on Diabetic Surgery (Hybrid procedure for IIeal Interposition) at IFSO 2014 (19th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders) held at Montreal, Canada.

Regular invited Faculty for Live Workshops & CME’s

Regular Invited Faculty for Live Workshops & CME’s

Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES)\

Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI)

Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES)

Indian Hernia Society (HIS)

Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (SELSI)\

International College of SurgeoSn (ICS)

9. Other Educational / Professional Activity Mentioning


First to start diabetes resolution surgery in the state of Kerala for the non-obese category (5th in 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)

World record on successful bowel surgery at 2 gm Hb without blood transfusion.

Inventor – Innovative technique MIHSH (Minimally Invasive Surgery for IIeal Interposition Hybrid technique).

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.

Was conferred Global Achievers Award 2014 at UAE in recognition for outstanding achievements and distinguished global services in healthcare.

Received Excellence Award 2016 from Voice of the Guf Returnees for outstanding contribution in Health sector, Trivandrum, India

World record – Branchial Cyst Endoscopic removal in the youngest age (3 years old)

EXCELLENCE IN LAPAROSCOPY’ Award from Icons of Healthcare, Singapore in July 2017 for the proficiency in various Laparoscopic surgeries like Endoscopic Thyroidectomy, Obesity Surgery and Thoracoscopy (citation by the award committee says all such procedures performed by a single Surgeon is unique in the World)


National Governing Council Member – ASI (Association of Surgeons of India)

National President – HIS (Indian Hernia Society)

National Vice President – SELSI (Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India)

National Joint Secretary – IAES (Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons)

Founder Member – OSSI (Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of India)

Founder Member – AMASI (Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India)

Webmaster – ASI Kerala (Association of Surgeons of India, Kerala Chapter)

Member – IASGO (International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists & Oncologists)

Member – Asia – Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery (APTS)

Member – IMA (Indian Medical Association)

Member – IDCSS (Indian Day Care Surgery Society)

Member – AKMGA (Association of Kerala Medial Graduates, Emirates, UAE)

Member – IMSA (International Medical Sciences Academy)

Member – IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic disorders)

Past Editor – Kerala Surgical Journal & News letter – ASI Kerala Chapter

Web master – ASI Kerala Chapter


District Chairperson (Health) – Lions Club International (Dist 318 C), India

Patron – EIWA (Eroor Island Welfare Association), Kochi, India

Hon. Secretary (6 years) – Ansals Riverdale Owners Association.



Obesitycon 2010

CME – Metabolic Syndrome : Definitive Treatment – 2011

Herniacon 2012 (South Zone – National Conference of Indian Hernia Society, International College of Surgeons in association with Association of Surgeons of India (Kerala Chapter)

IHSCON 2014 – National Conference (Live Workshop & CME) of Indian Hernia Society in association with Association of Surgeons of India (Kerala Chapter)

SELSICON 2015 - 8th National Conference of Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India (Live Workshop and CME)

SUNRISE CNE 2016 – Continuing Medical Education Program for Nurses

MISIICON 2016 – International Laparoscopic Conference in Gynaec & Surgical Laparoscopy (Live Workshop and CME)

MISCON 2017 & IHSCON 2017 – International Conference in Surgical Laparoscopy & 10th National Conference of Indian Hernia Society (Live Workshop & CME)

Joint Org. Secretary & Convenor – Preconference Workshop


Associate Editor : Diabetes and Obesity International Journal


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