French gastroenterologist to operate in Hanoi hospital hinh anh 1Dr Joey Leroy, winner of the 2013 Pioneer in Surgical Endoscopy Award, will operate on patients.

Hanoi (VNA) - Dr Joel Leroy, a world-class French endoscopy expert, will operate on patients suffering from gastrointestinal issues at Saint Paul Hospital in Hanoi from January 15 to 20.

Dr Leroy will conduct surgery on patients suffering from diseases of the stomach, small intestine, colon and liver, besides pancreas, MA Nguyen Dinh Hung, director of Saint Paul Hospital, said.

The surgeries will be recorded and broadcast live at several halls of the hospital so that doctors and other medical staff can observe and learn.

The surgery charges of Dr Leroy are at par with those of Vietnamese experts.

The hospital is screening patients for Dr Leroy's operations. Patients can register for the screening examination from January 4 to 12.

Dr Leroy is the first endoscopy expert to do colorectal surgery without leaving scars on the abdominal wall.

He is also the first French doctor to win the Pioneer in Surgical Endoscopy Award by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in 2013. He is currently teaching at Strasbourg's University Hospital.

Many other surgeons and endoscopy experts will assist Dr Leroy such as Prof Dr Sarrot Christian (general director of Montsouris Hospital, Paris), Prof Dr Delvaux Michel (Strasbourg's University Hospital) and Prof Dr Bretagnol Frederic (Louis Mourier Hospital, Paris).-VNA