Indywood Medical Excellence Awards honoured Renowned healthcare practitioners and organisations at Hyderabad
04.12.2018, Hyderabad, India: The prestigious Indywood Medical Excellence Awards 2018 concluded successfully at HITEX, Hyderabad on 4th December 2018. The award was organised to recognize and felicitate healthcare practitioners and organisations for their relentless services to the society. The esteemed Award Presenter for the event were Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Qahtani from Saudi Arabia (was with Saudi Aramco) and Mr Ravindra Arora, President of Bharat Cine and TV Writer & TV Writer Association. He is also the Committee Member (Dada SahebPhalke Academy, Western India Film Producers Association)
Recognizing the contributions, outstanding services and accomplishments spanning through a career in healthcare, Indywood Medical Excellence Award was bestowed upon the talented minds in the industry. Dr. R Padmakumar was awarded for Professional Excellence in Obesity (Bariatric Surgery) & Diabetes Surgery.
Dr. R. Padmakumar was unanimously elected as the new chairman by the General Body conducted on 28th April, 2019, at the annual state conference of Association of Surgeons of India Kerala Chapter (KASICON 2019) .
KASICON 2019 was conducted at MES Medical College Perinthalmanna from 26 to 28 April 2019. More than 400 Surgeons from all across Kerala participated in this Continuing Medical Education Programme.
A specialist in obesity and diabetes, Dr. R. Padmakumar is presently exerting his considerable intelligence in a bid to help alleviate lifestyle diseases in the Gulf. Dr. Padmakumar is the first surgeon to win approval from the UAE’s Ministry of Health to conduct keyhole excess fat removal surgery.
Singapore July 24, 2017: Dr. R. Padmakumar, Senior Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon, Kochi was recently presented the Award for Excellence in Laparoscopy at the 2nd Icons of Healthcare Summit & Awards in Singapore on July 21, 2017.
He is one of the unique surgeon in the world who has performed Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, Thoracoscopy, and Bariatric surgeries with equal ease and excellent outcome. He was also invited as international visiting specialist surgeon to perform Endoscopic Thyroid surgeries at the prestigious Dubai Hospital by the Dubai Health Authority, a rare honor for a surgeon.
Dr. Padmakumar was selected in the list of “100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf”, among 40 lakh Indians, holding 28th position for the professional excellence and commitment in obesity and diabetes surgery in 2012.
He was also invited as faculty on Obesity Surgery and Laparoscopic Hernia at IASGO 2012 (The 22nd World Congress of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists, and Oncologists) held at Bangkok, Thailand.
An FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons – Glasgow, Dr Padmakumar has performed more than 6000 hernia surgeries laparoscopically and has trained more than 200 surgeons in the procedure. He is also the first to start diabetic surgery in the state for non-obese category (5th in the world) and perform scarless bariatric surgery with abdominoplasty.
Dr. R. Padmakumar was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons for his substantial contribution to the speciality. He received the award from RCPS (Glasgow) president Dr. Frank Dunn at a convocation in Glasgow UK on 25th November 2015.
Dr. Padmakumar’s articles and innovative techniques published in International Journals, the lectures and workshops at various International conferences, his large patient group across 28 countries and surgical education programmes contributed to this rare honour.