Weight loss surgery carried out to help overweight people

Lately, surgeons of the Hanoi-based 108 Military Central Hospital have performed weight loss surgery (also called bariatric surgery) to help very overweight people.

Weight loss surgery carried out to help overweight people

The surgery removes part of the stomach and making their stomach much smaller than the original stomach

32 year old woman in Hanoi with the weigh of nearly 90 kilogram admitted that she bumped into difficulties and was ashamed of her weight.

Therefore, she went to the infirmary for treatment of obesity where physicians decided to conduct the bariatric surgery after examination and diagnosis.

Military surgeons and their Korean peers performed the difficult surgery because positions of the woman’s organs were reversible; for instance spleen is normally in one’s left but the woman’s spleen in the right whereas liver in the opposite side.

Nevertheless, the operation was a success; two months after the operation, she lost 19 kilogram feeling better than before.

Surgery Department Deputy President Colonel Nguyen Anh Tuan said that the Department has carried out such kinds of surgeries on six obese patients from March, 2019; one of them weighing 130 kilograms and they were all in good condition after the operation.


According to the Ministry of Health, the number of obese people in Vietnam increased substantially in adults and children.

As per the National Nutritional Institute’s report, obese people aged from 25 to 64 account for 16.3 percent of the whole country’s population. Worse, the rate of obese people has gone up by ages and more female become fat than male and city dwellers are fatter than their peers in countryside.

Factors are attributable to obesity are high-fat diet, eating in fast food, less exercise and alcohol abuse. The obesity epidemic is driving up the burden of several non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers, heart disease and diabetes.

Fat people should take regular exercise and take heed of their diet.

In cases that exercise and less fat diet prove no effectiveness, bariatric surgery can help very overweight people who have tried but failed to lose weight and face serious medical problems. Patients undertaking the surgery will be under physicians’ monitor.

Globally, obesity is increasing quickly. Statistically, around 1.9 billion overweight people in the world and 609 obese people. It is estimated that 57.8 percent of the world population will be obese by 2030 leading to high medical cost. SGGP

Uyen Phuong

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