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Doctors use robots in minimally-invasive surgery

Update: October, 23/2017 - 18:27
Doctors at Chợ Rẫy Hospital perform complex minimally invasive surgery using robot-assisted system. — Photo courtesy of Chợ Rẫy Hospital
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City on Monday adopted a robot-assisted system to perform complex minimally invasive surgery.

This is the third hospital in Việt Nam that has applied the most advanced medical technology, said Lương Ngọc Khuê, head of the Ministry of Health’s Medical Examination and Treatment Department.

There has so far no complications related to robot-assisted surgeries reported at the Central Pediatrics Hospital in Hà Nội and Bình Dân Hospital in HCM City, Khuê said.

In pilot period, Chợ Rẫy Hospital will perform surgeries using robot to cure some diseases such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and liver cancer.

Robot-assisted system with a total cost of VNĐ71 billion (US$3.12 million) offers possible benefits, including more precise removal of cancerous tissue, less risk of complications, shorter hospital stays and lower hospital cost, said Nguyễn Trường Sơn, director of the hospital.

Chợ Rẫy Hospital provides health check-ups and treatment for 1.6 million out-patients and more than one million in-patients every year. — VNS




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