Vascular surgery introduced in Mongolia

2017-01-13 15:04:57

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian surgeons have successfully introduced vascular surgery using angiography. Financed by the Millennium Challenge Account, angiography apparatus were installed in the State Third Clinical Hospital within technologic renovations in health sector.  The surgeons of the clinic have made neuro-vascular surgery on 64 patients.

Angiography or arteriography is a medical imaging technique used to visualize the inside, or lumen, of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular interest in the arteries, veins, and the heart chambers.

Cost of this kind of surgery depends on various factors including position of arteries, veins of brain and state of disease and in developed countries, the surgery is generally performed for MNT80-200 million. However, Mongolian surgeons operate the surgery at around MNT10 million, counting only costs for single-use surgical devices, medical equipment and materials required for the surgery. Some 70 per cent of the surgery fee to be covered from health insurance fund.