Why Endoscopic Thyroidectomy?

Our endoscopic technique using the the axillary approach helps to remove large nodules of the thyroid
thus avoids scars on the neck - so Scarless Thyroid Surgery

Cosmetic Appeal

No scars formed on the neck. The scars are well hidden in the clothes

Minimally invasive

No need for a large cut on the neck

Lesser Hospital Stay

Only 2 days needed for recovery

Thyroidectomy using the open method is effective, well-tolerated and safe, but involves a transverse incision on the neck measuring 12–15 cm in length. Thyroid disorders are more common in women and they find these scars uncomfortable and cosmetically unacceptable. Hence, minimal access approaches are playing an ever increasing role in neck surgery as they result in a reduction in size or elimination of the scar in the neck.

Scar on performing open thyroidectomy

Our endoscopic technique using the axillary approach helps to remove large nodules of the thyroid as well as performing total thyroidectomies. It combines the benefits of the minimal access approach, instrumentation, magnification and precision. The scars produced are hidden beneath the smallest of clothes offering a great cosmetic advantage.


In endoscopic thyroidectomy, very small incisions are made in the axilla, neck or chest.
A video camera helps in providing magnified vision of the structures and comfortable dissection

Scarless Thyroid Surgery

Before and after images, no scar on the neck

Scarless Thyroid Surgery

The neck remains scarless

Scarless Thyroid Surgery

Dr Padmakumar specialist in Scarless Thyroid Removal

Scarless Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid removed endoscopically without cutting the neck

Scarless Thyroid Removal

No incision on the neck

Scarless Thyroid Removal

Incisions near the axilla

Scarless Thyroid Removal

Incisions near the axilla

Scarless Thyroid Removal

Small incisions near the axilla


Endoscopic neck surgery was started by Gagner in 1996 for the treatment of hyperparathyroidism.
Huscher in 1997 successfully applied it for benign thyroid tumor

Pediatric Surgery

Total endoscopic excision of branchial cyst in a child aged 3 years

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Journal of Head and Neck Physicians and Surgeons

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The Times of India

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Khaleej Times

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Health Magazine

100 Endoscopic thyroidectomies in 2014

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The Free Library

Rare keyhole thyroid surgery with no scars.

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Invitation DHA

Dr. Padmakumar Invited by DHA for Thyroid Surgery.

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Invitation by DHA (Malayalam)

Dr. Padmakumar Invited by DHA for Thyroid Surgery (malayalam).

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Dr R Padmakumar

Specialist in Scarless Thyroid Removal via Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

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 5000 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 description of being an expert Bariatric surgeon who is highly skilled in endoscopic thyroidectomy, thoracoscopy, laparoscopic colorectal and hernia surgery as well.


Have a question regarding the procedure?

You can call us on +919497461401, +919447230370 (India), +919846320370 (India), 00971567581025 (UAE), or email at drrpadmakumar@gmail.com

Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute Internationale (MISII)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery,
Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Renai Medicity, Kerala, Kochi, India

Consultant Surgeon
Starcare Hospital, Mawaleh, Seeb, Muscat, Oman (+968 24557200)
Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Dubai (+971 4 350 0600)
Venniyil Medical Center, Sharjah (+0971 (6) 56 82258)


Mobile: +919447230370, +919846320370 (India)
Mobile: 00971567581025 (UAE)
Email: drrpadmakumar@gmail.com


National President - Indian Hernia Society
GC Member, Association of Surgeons of India
Vice President- Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India
Jt. Secretary - Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons
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