Vietnamese surgeons make hallmark in first robotically assisted brain surgery

With the first robotically assisted brain surgery in just 1.5 hours, Vietnamese surgeons of Ho Chi Minh City-based People’s Hospital 115 make hallmark in the medical field.


Vietnamese surgeons make hallmark in first robotically assisted brain surgery
The hospital surgeons and Professor Amin Kassam , Vice President of the Neuroscience Clinical Systems program at Aurora Health Care yesterday performed a robot-assisted surgery to remove a tumor in brain.
This operation has opened new opportunity for patients with brain disease to get access to high medical services with low cost compared to that in other countries.
Professor Amin Kassam said the infirmary, the first facility in Vietnam, has applied Canadian robot Modus V Synaptive in conducting brain and the surgery lasted only 1.5 hours, making a record in the field.
The patient undergoing the surgery from the southern province of Tay Ninh was hospitalized before Tet holiday ( the Lunar New Year) when she experienced headache and one side paralysis of the body. Scanning test showed that she has a tumor sizing 1.5 centimeter in the left forehead where control motion function.
Surgeons decided to perform a robotically assisted brain surgery on February 15 to remove the tumor.
Professor Kassam said application of robotically assisted brain surgery has been widely used in developed countries such as the US, Canada, and Australia; allowing doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery in a short time.
Head of the hospital’s Nerve Department Dr. Chu Tan Si said that three chief surgeons with two Canadian and Australian technicians conducted the first robotically assisted brain surgery after Tet holiday.
Presently, the patient recovers.
Hospital Director Dr. Phan Van Bau said that leading surgeons have been sent to study in large nerve centers in the world for the surgery preparation.
He expected more robotically assisted brain surgery will be conducted in the hospital and other infirmaries with the help of Professor GS Kassam. 

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