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First private robotic surgery centre opened in Hà Nội

Update: July, 22/2018 - 17:00
Delegates cut the ribbon to ignaugurate the robotic surgery centre at the Vinmec Times City International Hospital on Saturday. — Photo courtesy of Vinmec Medical System
Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — The Vinmec Times City International Hospital officially opened its robotic surgery clinic as the first private centre in Việt Nam on Saturday with skilled experts trained by leading robotic surgery training centres in France, South Korea and Hong Kong.

“Vinmec is the first medical facility in Việt Nam to apply robotic surgery in treating gynaecological diseases. The advanced techniques offer optimal choices in surgery for treating endometrial, cervical cancers and womb tumors,” said hospital director Prof. Bùi Đức Phú.

The centre is equipped with the Da Vinci surgical system manufactured by US-based Intuitive Surgical.

The advanced system has four arms that can simulate most human hand movements. It helps surgeons to perform more precise removal of cancer tissue, less risk of complications, infections, blood loss and shorten hospital stays compared to traditional surgery.

Doctors perform surgery using the Da Vinci surgical system at the Vinmec Times City International Hospital. — Photo courtesy of Vinmec Medical System

The Minitry of Health’s Medical Examination and Treatment Department director Lương Ngọc Khuê said that the centre will open more treatment options for patients in Việt Nam.

Khuê said that no robotic surgical accidents had been reported since the advanced technique was introduced in Việt Nam in 2014.

Four State-owned hospitals had already deployed robotic surgical techniques, including Bình Dân and Chợ Rẫy in HCM City; Bạch Mai, National Paediatrics and Việt Đức in Hà Nội, according to Khuê. —VNS 

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