Dr Bibin Polakkattil Mathew becomes the first Keralite surgeon to win the prestigious Travel Grant Fellowship of the Japan Surgical Society. The fellowship which includes a monetary grant of one hundred thousand Japanese yen and a certificate would be awarded at the 123rd annual congress of the Japan Surgical Society that would be held from 27 to 29 April in Tokyo.
Dr Bibin P Mathew of the Department of General and Minimal Access Surgery, Matha Hospital, Kottayam, would also present a research paper on keyhole surgery for treating hernia.
Dr Bibin will be presenting the paper - 'The silent invader who ruined the harmony of a surgical team' an audit on laparoscopic portsite and mesh infections during a short-term period from a peripheral centre - on April 28.
In 2017, Dr Bibin presented a paper on keyhole thyroid surgery at a meeting that was held in Yokohama. A surgeon would receive the invitation to present papers at this international surgical congress only twice. Now, Dr Bibin became the first Keralite surgeon to receive this honour. He also works as a consultant laparoscopic surgeon at the SH Medical Centre and Bharat Hospital and is the former president of the Indian Medical Association’s Kottayam unit.
Dr Bibin is the son of Aymanam Polakkattil MV Mathew and Annamma Mathew. His wife Dr Gayathri Mary Alex works at the Kumarakom government hospital.