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An operation lasting 3.5 hours that replaced the hip of a patient suffering from “marble bone” in late October was the first surgery of its kind in Vietnam and the 30th in the world.

Con-joined twins successfully separated discharged from hospital

The 13-month-old co-joined twins who were successfully separated after a 9-hour-surgery have been temporarily released from hospital.

Vietnamese Health Ministry to investigate woman's death at beauty clinic

The Ministry of Health has asked HCM City Department of Health to apply punishment and investigate the death of an overseas Vietnamese woman at a local clinic.

Vietnamese doctor develops internationally-acclaimed thyroid surgery technique

After many years of research, Phan Hoang Hiep and his colleagues have developed the 1-trocar endoscopic thyroid surgical method, the first of its kind in the world.

Robotic endoscopic surgery offers new opportunities

Three hospitals in Vietnam are using robots in endoscopic surgeries. Two of them – Binh Dan and Cho Ray in HCMC – are performing such surgeries on adult patients.

Watching a 3D movie save a life

 VietNamNet Bridge – At half-past 10 in the morning, the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB pump) started running, making a steady sound.

Doctors remove 7kg tumor from man’s chest

 VietNamNet Bridge – Doctors at Ha Noi City’s E Hospital yesterday successfully removed a 7kg tumor from a man’s chest,

Doctors remove 3kg fibroid tumor from woman

 VietNamNet Bridge – Doctors at the Can Tho Maternity Hospital successfully removed a 3kg fibroid tumor from a woman, the hospital director has announced.

3,600 sleepless hours spent by Vietnam's first multiorgan-transplant surgeon

Two years have elapsed since the first multi-organ transplant surgery was conducted in Vietnam, but  Lt. Gen. Hoang Manh An, director of Military Hospital 103 still sounds tense when speaking about it.

Fears grow over increased antibiotic resistance

 More than 6,000 deaths a year could be caused by a 30% fall in the effectiveness of antibiotics in the US, a report in The Lancet suggests.

Bionic eye implant world first

 Surgeons in Manchester have performed the first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.

Speech therapy helps those with cleft palates

VietNamNet Bridge – Speech disorders caused by a congenital cleft lip and palate prevented a 22-year-old graduate of Industrial University of HCM City from getting a job, but subsequent sessions of speech therapy have helped her gain confidence.

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Severed hand kept alive on man's ankle

 Chinese doctors have saved a man's severed hand by grafting it to his ankle, it is reported.

Separation of complicated conjoined twins complete successfully

 VietNamNet Bridge - After nearly 12 hours in the operating room, doctors of the Children’s Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Minh City completed the separation of two boys conjoined at the heart and liver.

Minister says 317 reservoirs problematic

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat said on Wednesday as many as 317 irrigation reservoirs are problematic due to landslides and leakages, including 120 in critical conditions that need upgrade and repair now.

Man almost lost his penis because of silicone injection

 VietNamNet Bridge – On September 11, doctors of the General Hospital of Binh Dinh province successfully performed a surgery to cut off tumors caused by silicone on the penis of a 36-year-old man from Quy Nhon.

American doctor makes operation for the girl with huge tumor

Nguyen Hoang Thien An, 18 in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, had a distorted face by a big tumor. On July 30, the girl’s face was operated on by American doctor McKinnon and doctors of the FV Hospital.

Surgery for the boy without a human face

 VietNamNet Bridge - On July 23, 2013, a world famous surgeon from the US and doctors of Vinmec Hospital performed a 9-hour operation to separate the huge melanoma on the face of the boy Le Trung T.

Old woman carrying huge face tumor

 VietNamNet Bridge – Truong Thi My, 82, from the central province of Binh Dinh, has been painfully suffering from a huge tumor on her face for more than 40 years.