The PLAGH has always been keen on the advances in the cutting-edge fields of medical sciences and clinical practice in the world, been actively engaged in new services and technologies, and formed its own characteristics and advantages. The hospital has been leading in China in treatment of organ failure in elderly patients, intervention therapies for the elderly patients in critical conditions, surgical treatment for biliary tract diseases, bone marrow transplantation for leukemia, treatment of skull base and deep brain tumors and focal ischemic lesions; it has been leading in the world in studies on avascular necrosis of the femoral head caused by battle injuries, minimally invasive techniques based on totally robotic technology, and theory and practice of care of burn patients in critical conditions.