In the short term, Cho Ray Hospital will apply robotic surgery on prostate, kidney, bladder, bowel and colon, lung and liver cancers. This type of surgery will be used for trauma, orthopaedic and heart operations later.
Experts said robotic surgery has a high rate of success since robot is able to reach difficult locations and precisely remove tumours. It makes smaller incision and reduces blood loss, helping patients suffer from less pain and recover faster.
Robotic surgery was first used in the US in the late 1980s. In Vietnam, the National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi successfully applied robotic surgery in 2014. Binh Dan Hospital in HCM City carried out this type of surgery in 2016.