09 Apr '11, 1pm

Obese man undergoes weight-loss surgery: He underwent a weight-loss surgery called Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrecto...

Obese man undergoes weight-loss surgery: He underwent a weight-loss surgery called Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrecto...

SINGAPORE: A man who weighed 195 kilogrammes has managed to shed more than 20 kilogrammes during his three-week stay at the National University Hospital. He underwent a weight-loss surgery called Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, which involved removing a large portion of his stomach. Before the surgery, 37-year-old Eric Lee was wheel-chair bound. With a 65-inch waist and a BMI that was double that of an average adult, his weight seriously affected his work and daily life. He had a big appetite and could eat up to three packets of noodles for breakfast. He was advised by doctors to undergo the surgery, but had to be warded to lose weight before that. On a controlled diet managed by the hospital (NUH), Mr Lee lost over 20 kilogrammes. During the surgery, two-thirds of Mr Lee's stomach was removed. This led to a reduction in his appetite. Within one week, he lost six kilogram...

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