First endoscopic surgery performed by robot in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Party Secretary Dinh La Thang today paid a visit to Binh Dan Hospital in HCMC, the first infirmary in the country and in the Southeast Asia to perform endoscopy surgery for adults by using robots for the application of the new technique.

Party Chief Thang ( 2, R) visits the hospital before doctors carry out the endoscope surgery by robot (Photo:SGGP)
Hospital Director Dr. Tran Vinh Hung said that the application of robot technique into endoscopy surgery will improve treatment because many patients with serious diseases need complex operations which only robot can perform precisely.

The implementation of endoscopy operation by using robot aims to build high-tech model in the health sector and next it will develop a training center to transfer complicated surgeries by robots to hospitals in the country and the region.

Party Chief Thang highly appreciated the hospital in investing and implementing the new and advanced technique; accordingly patients will benefit from this method.  It also helps strengthen medical status in the world.

As per the plan, the hospital will use robot in treating cancers such prostate gland cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, cutting bile duct follicle.

By Thanh Son - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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