HCM City's hospital uses new surgical technique hinh anh 1 Patient Le Thi Be Hang underwent an operation using less invasive surgical technique at Cho Ray Hospital (Photo: congan.com)

HCM City (VNA)
- Doctors at the cardiac surgery ward in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Ray Hospital have begun using a less invasive surgical technique to treat patients with aortic disease.

The procedure avoids open-chest surgery, said Dr Nguyen Thai An, head of the ward.

Smaller incisions are made during the procedure, resulting in less bleeding, fewer post-surgery infections and complications, and less pain.

Noticeable cosmetic improvements were also among the procedure’s benefits, An said.

The faster recovery time helped patients save on treatment costs.

Three months ago, doctors began using the surgical technique on certain patients. This comes as Vietnam sees an increase in the number of patients with heart problems.

Fifteen patients with valve problems have undergone the surgery, An said, adding that patients with congenital heart disease could also benefit from it.-VNA