Is the stomach shrink surgery for weight loss really safe?

Associate Prof. Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Institute of Gastroenterology and Private Hospital 108 said, within the past 2 months, there was a laparoscopic surgery to shrink the tubular stomach for 5 obese patients. In which case weighs 130kg.

After surgery, patients lost an average of about 15kg from the second month after surgery.

PGS Tuan said that endoscopic endoscopic gastric endoscopic surgery completely eliminates the large aneurysm, which releases the hormone Ghrelin (a hormone that creates appetite, creates hunger ), and eliminates the 70 - 80 percent of the stomach on the large curve, creating a narrow stomach tube with a volume of about 150-200ml.

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The doctor will remove the large aneurysm, which releases hormones that stimulate appetite and then stitch.

After the surgery, the patient will lose appetite, quickly gain a feeling of fullness and satisfaction with a small amount of food, less energy intake, thereby reducing stable weight after surgery.

Postoperative patients only leave a few small scars on the abdominal wall (size 1-2cm) over time, these scars fade and fade into the skin.

Obesity is recognized as a disease. A person is defined as degree 1 obesity when having BMI = weight (kg): [Height (m)] 2 out of 25, obesity degree 2 if BM2 is greater than 30.

Obesity not only makes patients difficult to walk, live, integrate into the community, psychological disorders that worry about when obesity also increases the risk of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease , lung disease, gastrointestinal disease, musculoskeletal system .

To treat obesity, exercise, adjust diet, take weight-loss pills, are popular methods, but the results are often unstable and the rate of re-obesity after treatment is very high. , even in some cases, these measures are not effective.