Doctors from Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City have recently visited the Philippines to perform robot-assisted sleeve gastrectomy operations, showcasing the technique to their local peers.
Doctors from Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City conduct a robot-assisted operation at the Manila-based Philippine General Hospital
The trip took place at the invitation of the Manila-based PhilippineGeneral Hospital, one of the biggest of its kind in the country with 1,500 beds.The robotic surgeries were conducted on October 24 for two obese patientsweighing over 130 kg each.
Surgery that uses robots is less invasive and uses smallerincisions than normal surgical methods. It reduces pain, bleeding, infectionsand the length of hospital stay.
The next day, the visiting Vietnamese doctors also introducedadvanced robotic operating skills targeting the digestive system.
Binh Dan Hospital is a pioneer for robotic operations foradults in Vietnam. Carrying out more than 800 robot-assisted surgeries over thepast three years, it is gradually turning itself into a training centre for thetechnology in Vietnam and Southeast Asia./. VNA