Mar 2014 healthy living with FV public seminar: Gastrointestinal diseases and gastrointestinal cancers

Medical sector reports show that nearly 10 per cent of Vietnam’s population is affected with gastrointestinal diseases. Mild problems suffered include digestive disorders, constipation, gastro-oesophageal reflux, flatulence and dyspepsia. More severe problems range from gastric ulcers with bloody vomit and bowel movements to gastric cancer, oesophaegal cancer, colorectal cancer, chronic hepatitis and pancreatitis with complications of hepatobiliary cancer and pancreatic cancer.

French surgeon Dr. Pierre Joseph Dumas, MD, PhD and Dr. Phan Văn Thái present at the seminar

The incidence of gastrointestinal diseases and cancers is increasing at an alarming rate.

To disseminate information on the prevention of and screening for gastrointestinal disease, FV Hospital held a public conference themed “GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES AND GASTROINTESTINAL CANCERS: Early screening, precise diagnosis, thorough surgery and comprehensive treatment”at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, 1st March 2014 at Continental Hotel, 132-134 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC.

This conference was attended by nearly 100 people. The two key speakers at this seminar were Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Son, Head of FVH’s Hepato-Gastroenterology Department, and Dr. Pierre-Joseph Dumas, MD, PhD, an expert with over 40 years of experience and profound medical knowledge in the field of thoracic, vascular and gastroenterology surgery.

All attendees listen to Dr. Pierre Joseph Dumas’s presentation

Their presentation explored the early detection of gastrointestinal problems and the importance of interdisciplinary consultation in gastrointestinal disease treatment, endoscopic surgery of gastrointestinal diseases, and the possibility of complete treatment for gastrointestinal problems.

Dr. Nguyễn Ngọc Sơn – Head of Gastroenterology & Hepatology department speaking about screening for gastrointestinal diseases

Moreover, the two doctors also gave a demonstration of positive progressions and outcomes, as well as new advanced treatments for gastrointestinal diseases such as pancreatic cancer, oesophageal tumours and gastric tumours.

After each presentation, the doctors received many interesting questions from attendees, even though the seminar had lasted longer than scheduled. This demonstrated that there is still a great need to understand as well as receive consultation and treatment for these problems among local people.

An attendee asks questions at the seminar

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment related to gastrointestinal diseases, please call the Hepato-Gastroenterology Department, FV Hospital at (08) 54 11 34 66.

Furthermore, to continue providing useful information to people in Vietnam, in March 2014 FV Hospital will hold a public seminar themed EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS FOR SPINAL PAIN, SPINAL DEGENERATION AND HERNIATED LUMBAR DISCS.

Time: 9:00 a.m., Saturday, 22nd March 2014

Location: Conference Room, Norfork Hotel, 117 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, HCMC.

Key speakers: Dr. Jacques Bontemps, MD, PhD, Head of the Pain Clinic, Sainte Elisabeth Hospital, Belgium; and Dr. Thai Thi Hoa, Head of FV Hospital’s Pain Clinic.

You can register to attend this free public seminar by calling: (08) 54 11 33 33 (Ext. 1336)

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