"One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline."

Daniel Inouye

about us

Verwandeln means transforming lives, and as the name suggests that is what we do. We conduct hands-on laparoscopic training and surgical conferences with the goal to equip, build and transform surgeons to better face the challenges of the medical world.

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MISCON 2020 – SELSI – SZ Conf

Message from Organisers Dear friends, Once again welcome to Kochi.. We are glad to invite your participation to the International Conference in Minimally Invasive Surgeries– MISCON 2020 scheduled to be on 17, 18, 19 July 2020. MISCON 2020 is jointly organized by Dept of Minimally Invasive Surgery, VPS Lakeshore and Verwandeln Institute Kochi (Center for MIS training) and Society […]

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Handing over Certificates at Yenepoya Medical College

Handing over certificates after Skill Training Programme conducted at Yenepoya Medical College in June 2019.

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CME Conducted at Yenepoya

Verwandeln Institute (Center for Laparoscopic Training) Kochi conducted a CME in Minimally Invasive Surgery – in association with the Department of General Surgery, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore on Wednesday, 12th June at IMA Hall, Mangalore. The CME was attended by one hundred and seventy five Surgeons. Head of the department of Surgery from other Medical […]

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Hands on Laparoscopic Hernia Training Course

Duration: 4 days (Once in 3 months)
Training Areas: Hands on TEP, TAPP, and Ventral Hernia

Basic Laparoscopy Course

Duration: 2 weeks, 1 month
Training Areas: Introduction of Lap, General Surgeries - Hands on training. (including endotrainer) for beginners

Bariatric Training Course

Duration: 2 days
Training Areas: Hands on Training in Sleeve Gastrectomy

Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery

Duration: 2 days
Training Areas: Hands on Training in Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

Fellowship in General Laparoscopy

Duration: 6 months and 1 year duration
Training Areas: Hands on Training in Lap Appendicectomy, Cholecystectomy, Lap Hernias, Bariatric Surgery, Colorectal Surgery and Endoscopic Thyroidectomies.
FLHS 2017

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.

We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."


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"Transformation literally means going beyond your form."

Wayne Dyer

Hands-on Training Batches Gallery

Dr. Layath Alshareefi, Iraq

"Thanks to my teacher, Dr. R. Padmakumar, to all nice team, Today I did my first endoscopy thyroidectomy with nice result. I feel I won, brothers in Kochi."

Dr. Harshith Hegde

"It was a very pleasant experience to see a wide range of TEPP and TAPP procedures over a span of 4 days. I am really grateful to Dr. Padmakumar and team for practically holding my hands and do. It will be a very useful program for youngsters in particular wanting to learn Laparoscopic Hernia procedure."

Dr. Akhil Bhat

"Very useful course with a large number of Lap hernias posted over 4 days, giving the participants ample opportunity to appreciate all fine details of different types of lap hernia (TAPP & TEP) operation. Dr. Padmakumar gave a unique opportunity to be able to perform steps of the operation thereby giving a feel of doing the procedure. Dr. Padmakumar's constant explanation while doing the procedure reinforces the steps in our minds. Overall, this course has given me confidence to be able to attempt lap hernia on my own."

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  •   Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive Hybrid Surgery for Ileal Interposition (MIHSII) for the Resolution of Type 2 Diabetes.
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  •   Effectiveness of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on type 2 diabetes with BMI less than 35: A retrospective study.
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  •   Successful bowel surgery at hemoglobin 2 g/dL without blood transfusion.
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  •   Total endoscopic excision of branchial cyst in a child aged 3 years.
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  •   A retrospective analysis of 200 axillary route thyroidectomy cases.
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No:43/3501,1st Floor
Nalandakrishna Arcade
Kochi- 682 025
Email : verwandelninstitute@gmail.com
Ph : 0484 - 4850370

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Eroor, Kochi 682 306,
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