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Treatment for vascular diseases by a leading european expert

From 6 to 24 January 2014, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Ricco will work at FV Hospital’s Department of General, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery. Dr. Ricco is president of the European Society for Vascular Surgery and professor of Vascular Surgery at University Hospital Jean Bernard, Poitiers, France.

During this period, Dr. Ricco will partner with the team of FV’s vascular surgeons to offer consultations, treatment and surgeries to patients with the following vascular problems:

  • Arterial occlusion of the lower extremities: This condition refers to intermittent claudication, i.e. a blockage in the arteries of the leg, which causes pain when walking a short distance, is relieved by resting for a few minutes and then recurs when walking is continued. In its later stages, patients’ legs or lower limbs suffer from persistent and continuous pain which isn’t relieved at rest; the condition can lead to the failure of healing and the black discoloration of toes (gangrene).
  • External cranial carotid artery stenosis: This condition refers to a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain with symptoms such as sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body; sudden loss of sight in one eye; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech but full recovery after several minutes or within a day; a mild stroke causing body weakness or paralysis followed by partial recovery.
  • Thoracic & abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Diabeticfootulcers causing the failure of the wound healing process.

If you or your loved ones are suffering from any of the conditions above, book an appointment with Dr. Jean – Baptiste Ricco and the doctors of FV Hospital’s General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Department by calling (08) 5411 3333, ext: 1250 or make an online appointment.

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Ricco has over 25 years of experience in vascular surgery and endovascular intervention. He is a leading expert in the treatment of vascular diseases in Europe and has made a great deal of significant contributions towards vascular surgery development, research and training and shares his experience with doctors around the world. Dr. Ricco works as a visiting professor at famous medical universities such as Peking Medical Union College Hospital, China, and La Sapienz University of Rome, Italy. Dr. Ricco is officer of the Legion of Honour for his contributions to medicine. Furthermore, he has also made a great contribution to the development of vascular surgery in Vietnam and has visited Vietnam many times to work at FV Hospital and the University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, and to speak at community seminars on vascular disease.

When undergoing treatment for vascular diseases at FV Hospital, rest assured that you will receive the best care possible. Our doctors, such as as Dr. Nguyen Minh Hoang and Dr. Le Thanh Phong, have trained in the specialty of vascular surgery in France and are extremely experienced after spending many years working at public hospitals in Vietnam and lecturing at the University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City.

On 25 October 2013, Dr. Ricco worked with the doctors of the Department of General, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, FV Hospital, to perform a successful surgery for a French patient suffering from spontaneous isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery –such a rare and dangerous disease that only 120 cases have been reported in the world to date. For further information on the case reported in newspapers, please click here

While Prof. Ricco is working at FV Hospital, he will be a key speaker in two workshops:


Time: From 12:00 to 16:00 on Thursday, 9 January 2014.

Location: Auditorium Room, third floor, F Building, FV Hospital, 6 Nguyen Luong Bang Street, District 7, HCMC.

12:00 – 13:30 Welcome guests and luncheon at the Terrace

13:30 – 13:35 Opening remarks by Dr. Roswitha Budge-Wolfram, Medical Director, FV Hospital

13:35 – 14:35 “Update on the latest developments in carotid artery stenosis surgery” by Prof. Jean-Baptiste Ricco

14:35 – 14:45 Questions and answers

14:45 – 15:00 Tea break

15:00 – 15:35 “Surgery for carotid artery stenosis: An efficient method for stroke prevention” by Prof. Jean-Baptiste Ricco

15:35 – 16:00 Questions and answers

To register to attend the symposium, please contact Mr. Ngo Kien Duc by dialing 0903 055 357 or via email at duc.ngo@fvhospital.com.


Time: 09:00 – 11:30 on Saturday, 11 January 2014

Location: Norfolk Hotel, 117 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

This workshop is open to the public and a complimentary tea break is included.

To attend the workshop, please contact Ms. Phuong Thao by dialling (08) 5411 3333, ext. 1337.

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