Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

Scarless Removal of Thyroid

Frequently asked Questions on Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

1.  What kind of scar will i have after surgery?

A 1-cm scar in the anterior armpit fold and two 5 mm scar in the subareolar region and upper anterior axillary fold respectively

2.  When can i expect to return to work ?

You can return to work when you feel ready, usually 3 days

3.  Any voice problem after surgery ?

No voice issues yet with Endoscopic Thyroidetomy. Less frequent than conventional open approach

4.  What are risks of the Surgery?

  • Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury 5% chance of temporary hoarseness and 1 % chance of permanent hoarseness
  • Hypocalcemia – 5% chance of temporary hypocalcemia and 1 % chance of permanent hypocalcemia requiring calcium and possibly vitamin D supplementation
  • Bleeding – very less compare to conventional thyroidectomy

5. What type of anesthesia will I have?

General anesthesia

6. Will I have a big scar in the neck ?

No neck scar after Endoscopic thyroidectomy

Dr. R. Padmakumar

Dr. Padmakumar is a well known Sr. Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon, one of the few surgeons in the world doing Scarless Thyroid Surgeries (Endoscopic Thyroidectomy). He is an expert Bariatric surgeon, first to start diabetes mellitus surgery in the state for non-obese category (fifth in the world), first surgeon in entire GCC Countries to do diabetic surgery in non-obese patients, first in the world to do bariatric surgery with abdominoplasty, World record on successful bowel surgery at 2gm Hb without blood transfusion, Inventor - Innovative technique MISII (Minimally Invasive Surgery for Ileal Interposition) HYBRID technique

Web: www.drrpadmakumar.com

Contact Details

Dr. R. Padmakumar
Senior Consultant Laparoscopic and Metabolic Surgeon &
Director - Verwandeln Institute (Transforming Lives)
(Specialist in Laparoscopy, Hernia, Cancer, Obesity, Diabetes Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, Intragastric Balloon)
Keyhole Clinic, Thammanam Road, Plarivattom, Kerala, Kochi, India
KIMS Kochi, Pathadipalam, Edapally, Kerala, Kochi, India
Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, 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