Vietnam hospital performs successful spine surgery with robot

Written by Alan Condon | July 23, 2019 | Print  |

Duc Giang General Hospital in Han Noi, Vietnam, used a robot to perform corrective surgery on a patient with spinal tuberculosis, reports Asia One.

The robotic system featured a neural warning system that helps decrease the risk of damaging the spinal cord and nerve roots, according to the head of the hospital's orthopedic trauma department, Dr. Tran Trung Kien.

Out of the 10,000 surgeries the hospital performs every year, 2,000 are performed by the department of orthopedic surgery.

"Using robots in spinal surgery allows surgical steps to be conducted in an extremely accurate way," said Dr. Tran Trung Kien. "Robots in surgery helps minimize the rate of surgical accidents. Recovery will be faster because the surgery time is shortened. Without robots, operations can last about eight hours, compared to only three with robots."

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