HCM CITY — Doctors at Chợ Rẫy Hospital’s cardiac surgery ward have begun using a less invasive surgical technique to treat patients with aortic disease.
The procedure avoids open-chest surgery, said Dr Nguyễn Thái An, head of the ward.
Smaller incisions are made during the procedure, resulting in less bleeding, fewer post-surgery infections and complications, and less pain.
Noticeable cosmetic improvements were also among the procedure’s benefits, An said. The faster recovery time helped patients save on treatment costs.
Three months ago, doctors began using the surgical technique on certain patients. This comes as Việt Nam sees an increase in the number of patients with heart problems.
Fifteen patients with valve problems have undergone the surgery, An said, adding that patients with congenital heart disease could also benefit from it. — VNS