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3/5/2018 4:35:03 PM

Hong Ngoc Hospital, US doctors launch “Lighting up dreams” program

Hong Ngoc General Hospital has coordinated with a delegation of U.S. doctors to launch the “Lighting up dreams” program from March 7th-13th which aims to provide free medical check-ups and surgeries to disadvantaged children with congenital defects.

The U.S. delegation is led by Dr. Joseph M. Rosen, lecturer of Geisel School of Medicine in New Hampshire. With nearly 40 years of experience, he is known as “golden hands” in the field of surgery relating to hand, head and neck and peripheral neurology.

Dr. Joseph M. Rosen checked up a patient.

Dr. Rosen is accompanied by two famed doctors, Alexander Spiess from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI who specializes in conducting complex surgeries such as wrists, elbows, fractures, ligaments, tendons and traumas, and Mitch A. Stotland, a famous plastic surgeon in ear reconstruction and maxilla-facial surgery working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH.

For local expertise Hong Ngoc Hospital is sending Doctor Nguyen Nguyet Nha, former deputy head of Facial Plastic Surgery Department of Hanoi Central Pediatrics Hospital to work together with her U.S. counterparts.

Doctor Nha formerly studied and worked at Changgung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan and at Paris VI University. She has been working with many foreign doctor groups, such as a U.S. group under the “Operation Smile” program and a Dutch Interplast medical team, to provide humanitarian surgery for disadvantaged patients with jaw defects in eight northern provinces and cities.

After the launch ceremony on March 3rd, the doctors performed screening examinations to exactly define who is able to meet surgery conditions. As a result, a surgical schedule has been set for 50 eligible cases.

After surgery, patients will receive optimal rehabilitation care with the support of most advanced medical equipment. In particular, the program also covers 100 per cent of the surgical costs for all pediatric patients, thus helping their parents ease economic burden.

Hong Ngoc General Hospital’s annual charitable surgery program “Lighting up dreams” is a meaningful humanitarian activity which provides a brighter future for Vietnamese children with birth defects./.

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