The Ho Chi Minh City-based Nhan dan (People) 115 Hospital has successfully carried out the first robotically assisted brain tumour surgery in Vietnam (Photo: www.hanoimoi.com.vn)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City-based Nhan dan (People) 115 Hospital has successfully carried out the first robotically assisted brain tumour surgery in Vietnam, said Director of the hospital Phan Van Bau on February 17.

The operation was performed under the supervision of Professor Amin Kassam, Vice President of the United States’ Aurora Health Care.

It was conducted on a female patient, aged 67, residing in the southern Tay Ninh province. She was admitted to the hospital for headache, dysarthria and right limb weakness.

An MRI scan revealed that she had a small tumour in the left cerebral hemisphere.

The three-member team of the hospital successfully removed the tumour in the patient’s brain, with the assistance of the Modus V Synaptive robot system produced in the US.-VNA