Dr. Ullman shared his experience and research in plastic surgery and burn treatment, including methods of treating wounds, new formulation of fluids, smart bandages and pressure garments, and early treatment of burns.

 Israeli doctor invited to National Institute of Burns in Vietnam

 

Dr. Ullman and Michal Hershkovitz, Deputy Chief of Israel mission in Hanoi, with the Vietnamese doctors

Professor Yehuda Ullman, M.D., Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Rambam Medical Center and Chairman of the Israel Association of Plastic Surgery, was invited to Hanoi, Vietnam to give a lecture on the advanced treatment of burns in Israel. The purpose of the lecture was to exchange information and strengthen the ties between Israel and Vietnam.

The lecture and working session, organized by the Israeli Embassy in Hanoi, took place at the Vietnam National Institute of Burns on October 16. The vice-director of the Institute, the head of the Pediatrics Department, physicians at the Medical Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Faculty and other faculties, and members of the Administrative and Management Board of the Institute attended the session.

Dr. Ullman shared his experience and research in plastic surgery and burn treatment, including methods of treating wounds, new formulation of fluids, smart bandages and pressure garments, and early treatment of burns, which is problematic in Vietnam for patients who live in faraway provinces. There was a particular focus on Israel’s skin bank, which could serve as a model for developing skin banks in Vietnam. Due to the current lack of skin banks in Vietnam, seriously injured patients who need skin grafts must ask a family member to donate skin, a procedure that involves an operation and leaves behind scar tissue and changes in the skin’s texture.

Prof. Ullman’s visit was covered by national and local television. When asked by a reporter about future cooperation between the two countries in the area of health care, Prof. Ullman answered, "I think exchange of information is very important. I will definitely share my experiences with my colleagues and encourage them to contact the Embassy of Israel in Hanoi for any future activities. We have doctors from Israel carrying out missions in other countries; many physicians working with me have joined these missions. I hope that in the future, they can come to Vietnam for similar missions."

At the end of the visit, both sides expressed interest in continuing professional contact, with Israeli doctors going to Vietnam and Vietnamese doctors visiting Israeli hospitals to learn new techniques and advanced technologies in plastic surgery and burn treatment.