Dr Phat, PhD, from Germany specialises in shoulder, knee and hip joint replacement
With almost 30 years’ experience and special interests in arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement, Dr Le Trong Phat, MD, PhD, Head of Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery at FV Hospital, has successfully performed shoulder, knee and hip joint replacement surgery for lots of patients in Vietnam.
Dr Le Trong Phat obtained his PhD in Orthopaedics from University of Rheinische Friedrichs-Wilhelms, Bonn, Germany, in 1993. For the following 10 years, from 2000 to 2010, he held the position of Deputy Head of General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Franzikus Hospital, Linz, Germany. In 2010, Dr Phat became Head of the Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery Department at FV Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, where he specialises in orthopaedic trauma treatment, shoulder and knee joint endoscopy, ligament reconstruction and shoulder, knee and hip joint replacement.
Dr Phat explains that when performing joint replacement surgery, patients often do not need to have the whole joint replaced; their surgeon will usually only replace the damaged parts with artificial components. This technique addresses two main issues: preserving the natural elements of the joint wherever possible will reduce the pain caused by limb deformation and reduce recovery time, as well as improve the patient’s mobility and alleviate their joint pain.
Knee joint replacement surgery is a complex orthopaedic technique that requires a high degree of precision and results can depend on the surgeon’s skills and the medical equipment available to them in the operating theatre. At FV Hospital, both of these factors are optimised: Dr Phat’s experience and knowledge in this field is unsurpassed, and he always has the latest surgical equipment at hand.
FV Hospital provides a multi-disciplinary team of consultant orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physiologists and occupational therapists to help patients return to an active and pain-free lifestyle. With our focus on expertise, speed, technology and patient-centric care, we are with our patients every step of the way on their road to recovery.
Our therapists led by French specialist Catherine Cousin assist patients in restoring their mobility, functionality and independence on a one-to-one basis.
In terms of payment, FV’s Insurance Office helps patients get direct billing from insurance companies. Therefore, patients can get rid of the concern.
Another advantage for patients is JCI-accredited FV Hospital has decided to cut the price of surgery at FV to make it lower than in many hospitals, private or public, so that more patients can get access its world-class healthcare services.