Overweight, obesity – Modern disease: Warning from experts

16/09/2020 07:51

Doctors at Viet Duc University Hospital have had an Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) for weigh control for female patient H.P.L, 16 years old, weighing 90 kg, 1m58 tall, in Hanoi. This is a young, unmarried girl. The surgery does not affect the pregnancy, even if the woman gets pregnant later, she can still eat and drink, gain weight to ensure nutrition for the fetus.


Dr. Bùi Thanh Phúc was examining to patient H.P.L


After 2 months of this technique for losing weight, L has lost 10 kg. Mr. L’s family member said: 10 years ago, L had not been obese, pretty, but due to changes in lifestyle, diet, and fast food, L had become obese in the last 4 years and gone to school with the feeling of guilty, low self-esteem with friends.


Before that, doctors also used Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery to reduce weigh for patient N.K.Y, 60 years old, in Quang Ninh. Before surgery, the patient had been 1m50 tall, weighed 90kg, with comorbidities diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure …


Dr. Bùi Thanh Phúc was examining to patient N.K.Y

Doctor Bui Thanh Phuc – Laparoscopic Surgery Center, Viet Duc University Hospital said: There are many surgical methods to treat obesity such as LAGB, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery … All are based on the simple principle of reducing the absorption of food into the body. However, each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. In the case of patient N.K.Y, doctors have to use the Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery. The advantages of this technique help patients such as losing weight, dealing with metabolic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, infertility, menstrual disorders, depression …


In addition to weight loss, patient N.K.Y has also solved the metabolic comorbidity diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, infertility, menstrual disorders, depression …


After 24 hours of surgery, patients could eat following the specific diet. After 3 days of surgery, the patient could be discharged from the hospital. After 1 week of surgery, the patient lost 5kg, was able to walk, eat normally; The scar is small, dry and aesthetic. In addition to fat loss, the comorbidities were also cured, for example: Before surgery, the blood sugar of patients with N.K.Y was disorder. After surgery, diabetes assessment indicators were normal, no need to use drugs.


Viet Duc University Hospital has been the first institution in the country to perform surgery to treat obesity since 2005. With experience from hundreds of successful obesity surgery cases, doctors at Viet Duc University Hospital recommend : Obesity (Modern disease) is increasing at an alarming rate, a threat to reduce life expectancy and affect quality of life, leading to a series of consequences for other diseases such as: high blood pressure, myocardial infarction, heart failure, diabetes, cancer … For young patients, it is necessary to treat early to prevent harm for physical, reproductive health in the future.


Patients should follow the diet foods as recommendations from doctors after the surgery.


With LAGB, the advantage of being able to adjust the size of belt can lead to capacity of amount of food intake and the patient’s weight depending on the diet and work  that suit each patient.



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