First applications of medical instruments in Lecheng
In 2020, Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone, on the island province of Hainan, introduced as many as 129 new types of medical instrument and applied 78 practices for the first time. In order to carry out the "Health China" strategy, and by taking advantage of Hainan Free Trade Port policies, the zone has created more options to maintain the health of Chinese patients.
Here are some of the first applications of original medical instruments.
Jan 5, 2020
One of China's first batch of patients to receive Ultherapy treatment was given it at the Cosmetic Medicine Center led by Professor Zhang Xuejun at Boao Super Hospital.
Jan 10, 2020
Medtronic Innovative Therapy Center opened at the zone, immediately followed by China's first operation for the implant of a Medtronic balloon-type cryoablation catheter, carried out at Boao Super Hospital.
April 18, 2020
The Clinical Otolaryngology Center of Boao Super Hospital carried out an Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) operation. The operation was China's first clinical application of synchrony ABI. It is the only option for hearing-impaired people who cannot implant artificial cochlea.
China's first phaco+iol+xen minimally invasive triple operation for glaucoma and cataracts was successfully carried out at Boao Super Hospital.
May 26, 2020
A 4-year-old baby received an implant of a US new-generation cochlea Ultra 3D at Boao Super Hospital. It was the hospital's first US new-generation cochlea Ultra 3D implanting operation since the COVID-19 virus was contained.
June 28, 2020
China's first artificial iris implantation operation was successfully carried out at Boao Super Hospital by Chen Wei, director of the International Eye Center of Boao Super Hospital and deputy head of the Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), alongside Zhao Zhenquan, who is also from Eye Hospital, WMU.
A 4-year-old child patient suffering very severe sensorineural deafness in both ears received China's first CI632 artificial cochlea implantation.
Aug 1, 2020
China's first operation of a Johnson & Johnson Mentor Xtra breast prosthesis was successfully carried out at Boao Super Hospital.
Aug 23, 2020
China's first LILANSSI dextran microsurgery was successfully carried out at Boao Yiling Life Care Center.
Sept 5, 2020
The second-generation trail-less pacemaker Micra AV was applied in clinical practice for the first time in China at Boao Super Hospital.
Sept 29, 2020
Pralsetinib, a new medicine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, was prescribed for the first time outside the US at Boao Super Hospital. It was Lecheng's first original new drug to get listed and applied synchronously around the world.
Nov 2, 2020
Hainan General Hospital Lecheng Branch made China's first XOSPATA prescription. The medicine is the first one used by Lecheng to treat a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia.
Nov 2, 2020
The team from the Department of Infection at Boao Super Hospital successfully used Germany's INUS targeted clearance technology to remove heavy metal ions and blood lipids from the blood of a patient with chronic fatigue and hyperlipidemia caused by environmental pathogenic factors. This was the first clinical application of Germany's INUS targeted clearance technology in China.
Nov 14, 2020
Hainan's first injection of a recombinant herpes zoster vaccine was successfully delivered at the zone's United Family International Vaccine Center.
Nov 13 to 23, 2020
Xiao Fan (pseudonym), the first child with neuroblastoma to be treated with GD2 monoclonal antibodies in China, successfully completed the first course of treatment at Hainan Women and Children's Medical Center Lecheng Branch.
Dec 12, 2020
Boston Scientific Corporation, together with Boao Yiling Life Care Center, held the REZUM hyperthermia ablation system surgery conference in the zone, and successfully completed the first prostate hyperthermia ablation surgery in China.
Dec 18, 2020
The first intelligent precision surgery for gastric cancer has been carried out in Boao Super Hospital with the help of Johnson & Johnson's innovative GSTelectric cavity cutting stapler and Harmonic HD1000i high-frequency ultrasound knife.
An expert team from the National Clinical Research Center for Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation completed the first clinical application of Johnson & Johnson's arthritis Actis artificial femoral stem prosthesis in China at Boao Super Hospital.
Dec 26, 2020
National Clinical Research Center for Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation completed China's first knee replacement surgeries - robot-assisted biological total knee replacement, robot-assisted hemibiological total knee replacement, Mako robot-assisted total knee replacement, and Mako robot-assisted posterior cruciate ligament retention total knee replacement - at Boao Super Hospital.