More victims of doctor dumping client’s body hospitalized

Five more patients of Dr. Nguyen Manh Tuong, who had thrown the body of a woman who died following a cosmetic surgery at his own beauty salon into a river, have been given checkups and hospitalized. According to Dr. Nguyen Huy Tho, former head of Hospital 108's Plastic Surgery Department, two of them had their nose bridge raised and thigh fat taken out at Tuong's Cat Tuong salon and recently showed … [Read more...]

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Canadian businesses eye Thai Nguyen market More than 100 Canadian and foreign businesses in Canada attended at a seminar in Toronto on March 22 to seek and expand investment cooperation in Vietnam's northern province of Thai Nguyen. At the opening ceremony, Secretary of the Thai Nguyen Provincial Party Committee Pham Xuan Duong emphasized that the event offered an opportunity for Thai Nguyen and Canadian businesses to introduce their policies and potential for investment cooperation. … [Read more...]

Real estate brokerages switch to selling … noodles


After mushrooming during the prime time of the real estate sector in 2007, many property brokerages in Ho Chi Minh City have since collapsed along with the sluggish market, and have ended up switching to selling everything but realty projects. At the entrance of the Ng. Phi Hung real estate trading floor on Nguyen Thi Thap Street, District 7, what is noticeable these days is not the number of parked motorbikes as in mid-2009, when the floor was opened, but a stand to sell pho (rice noodle), … [Read more...]

Real estate brokerages switch to selling … pho


After mushrooming during the prime time of the real estate sector in 2007, many property brokerages in Ho Chi Minh City have since collapsed along with the sluggish market, and have ended up switching to selling everything but realty projects. At the entrance of the Ng. Phi Hung real estate trading floor on Nguyen Thi Tap Street, District 7, what is noticeable these days is not the number of parked motorbikes as in mid-2009, when the floor was opened, but a stand to sell pho (rice noodle), and … [Read more...]

Miss Vietnam candidate ousted for having work done


One Miss Vietnam contestant has been disqualified because of suspicions she has had plastic surgery. Miss Vietnam 2014 candidates During the final round of the pageant, Vu Hoai Thu released a statement to the media that she had been disqualified by the organizing board on October 19. During the preliminary round, one of the judges noticed that Thu's nose showed signs of cosmetic surgery. Following the accusation, the organisers invited Dr. Nguyen Huy Tho, head of the 108 Hospital's plastic … [Read more...]

Vietnamese doctors save boy with burns over 95% of body


Doctors at the Pediatric Hospital 1 in Ho Chi Minh City have successfully treated a three-year-old boy with serious burns on most of his body. The burns were caused by boiling water three months ago, and his recovery is considered miraculous. The boy, Nguyen Quoc Bao, had suffered second-degree burns over 95 percent of his body when he was taken to the hospital on June 4, said Dr. Dang Thi Thanh Thuy, deputy head of the Burns and Plastic Surgery Department of the hospital. … [Read more...]

Bao Son Hospital: International Quality Healthcare Service Provider


Designed in accordance with international standards with modern synchronous medical equipment and highly experienced staff, only two years after its establishment, Bao Son International Clinic was upgraded to Bao Son General Hospital, providing international quality healthcare services in Vietnam. Modern medical equipment of international standards … [Read more...]

Stem cell facials may be trendy, but do they work?

Skin deep: Awoman undergoes a facial treatment. - VNS File Photo

While many wealthy consumers are lighting up at the chance to try 'skin rejuvenation' using stem cells, the expensive therapy might not deliver on all its promises. Hong Thuy reports. … [Read more...]

Doctors successfully separate conjoined twins in HCM City

An operation to separate conjoined twins connected together from the upper thorax to the lower belly was reported to be a success on November 26 after a more-than-eight-hour surgery at Paediatric Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Minh City. The twins Nguyen Hoang Phi Long and Nguyen Hoang Phi Phung were born 14 months ago to a poor family in central Ninh Thuan province and had undergone a special treatment process at the hospital before the surgery. PhD. Dr Truong Quang Dinh, the hospital's deputy … [Read more...]

Khanh Hoa:15 children to be provided free surgeries to repair cleft lip and cleft palate

Dr Nguyen Van Xang - Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa General Hospital (General hospital) said at Khanh Hoa Genneral Hospital, Associate Professor - Dr. Tran Thiet Son - Head of Plastic surgery department, Hanoi Medical University has humanitarian surgery for 15 children in provinces who are cleft lips and cleft palates and severe complications from the last surgeries. All costs for the surgery sponsored by Mr Cao Viet Hung in Thai Nguyen Street, Nha Trang City. Total operating expenses for the … [Read more...]

Unsafe mole removal causes terrible damage


Several people have had to pay a heavy price for removing their moles using "detergents" or having them removed at beauty shops that apply unsafe mole removal methods. As for people who want to remove a skin mole by themselves, it is not difficult for them to buy a jar of "mole removing ointment" from a cosmetic shop. It is cheap, at only VND10,000-20,000 (US$0.98) per 5 ml jar. People can also use mole removal services at beauty salons or hairdressers for only VND10,000-50,000 per mole. … [Read more...]

Vietnam women with massive tumors recover after surgeries


Two Vietnamese women who had their massive tumors removed in high-profile surgeries last week are doing well, the news website of Vietnam Media Corp. quoted local doctors as saying Monday. Kieu Thi My Dung, 22, at Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital after a seven-hour operation on January 6. Dr. Tran Quyet Tien, vice director of Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital, said Kieu Thi My Dung, 22, and Thach Thi Sa Ly, 36, have regained consciousness and their conditions are improving, VTC … [Read more...]

Weight loss patches advertised as panacea, doctors warn

A number of weight loss products are being advertised with the grand promise of not only helping women quickly lose a considerable amount of weight, but also curing several diseases. Users can enjoy the 'miracle effect' of the products simply by placing the patches on the parts that gather the most fat on their body, and the rest will be done by the substances inside the patches. The slogan 'Healthy slim with no diet and sports' is seen on the packaging of a weight loss patch product in this … [Read more...]

Another Vietnamese has headline-grabbing tumors removed


A 36-year-old woman from the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang has become the third Vietnamese with headline-grabbing tumors to be treated by a famous American surgeon and Vietnamese doctors within three days. Thach Thi Sa Ly, 35, was densly covered with tumors all over her body before a surgery on Saturday. … [Read more...]

Hospital 108’s department receives noble title


PANO – The Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery Department, under the Military Central Hospital 108, on September 6th, held a ceremony to mark its 50th anniversary (1962) and receive the title of the Hero of the People’s Armed Forces. Senior Lieutenant-General Le Huu Duc, Deputy Defence Minister, attended the event. … [Read more...]

Cosmetic surgery booming in Vietnam 


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US surgeon pulls off incredible feat 


New lease on life - a Vietnamese man with a 198-lb tumor, a woman with tumors all over the body and another with several covering half her face look forward to bright futures Doctor McKay McKinnon (L) visited Nguyen Duy Hai, 32, on January 8, three days after his 82-kilogram tumor was successfully removed by the Chicago-based surgeon. McKinnon conducted two more surgeries for two other Vietnamese women with rare tumors on January 6 and 7 Chicago-based renowned plastic surgeon McKay … [Read more...]


Fire destroys two homes in north A fire destroyed two houses in Village 1 in northern mountainous Yen Bai Province's Phuc Loc Commune yesterday morning, Jan 10. The fire started in a timber house owned by Phung Van Do then spread to his son's house next door. No one was at home to extinguish the fire. Total damages were estimated to reach VND40 million (US$1,900). An investigation of the incident is ongoing. 'Super thief' targeting state agencies arrested Nguyen Tan Vu is arrested on … [Read more...]

Tumor patients regain consciousness after surgery

Two Vietnamese women, who were recently operated on by American surgeon McKay McKinnon to remove their tumors, have regained their consciousness, Dr. Tran Quyet Tien, deputy director of Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital, announced Monday. Thach Thi Sa Ly pictured before surgery.Photo: Tuoitrenews Both patients, who have been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (human genetic disorder), are now able to open their eyes and move their arms, hands, legs, and other parts of their … [Read more...]


HCM City's traffic jams yet to be tackled HCM City is yet to take drastic action to tackle traffic jams on inner city streets even though the problem has been prioritised by local authorities. Director of the city's Transport Department Tran Quang Phuong said traffic jams were becoming more serious in the city. Exhaust discharged by vehicles has reached alarming levels so authorities should restrict use of personal vehicles in the downtown area, said Phuong. So far this year the city … [Read more...]