「I can eat five big hamburgers ....and 1000ml cola…」，160公斤的美國人Bob，挺著肥大的肚子，說著他驚人的食量，醫師告訴他，目前BMI:47，腰圍58吋，而且有高血壓、高血糖、高尿酸血症等疾病，再不減重，日後必須長期服藥物治療慢性疾病，於是在醫師建議下，Bob接受最新的腹腔鏡減重手術。手術後配合飲食控制及運動，半年內減輕62公斤，整個人小了一號，抽血報告也都正常，走路輕鬆很多，膝蓋不再疼痛，今年還跟醫療團隊一起登上台灣海拔1976公尺的大凍山，這是過去他從來不敢嘗試的運動。
醫師表示，對於BMI≧32 kg/m2 的「病態性肥胖」患者接受腹腔鏡減重手術後，可以減少胃容量及飢餓感，有效減輕體重，改善糖尿病、心血管疾病、高血壓、高血脂、睡眠呼吸中止症等肥胖代謝疾病。
「I can eat five big hamburgers .... and 1000ml cola ...」, Bob was a 160 kg American who had large appetite. Doctor told him that his BMI was 47 with waist 58 inches and had hypertension, diabetes, hyperuricemia and other diseases. If he did not lose weight, he will take medicines to treat chronic diseases for a long time until it’s treated. After the doctor suggested, Bob agreed to receive laparoscopic bariatric surgery, diet suggestion and exercise. He total reduces 62 kg within six months and blood report is normal, walking a lot easier. This year he and his family with medical team went hike an altitude of 1976 meters mountain in Taiwan. This is an impossible mission for him in the past.
The doctor said that "morbidly obese" patients (BMI ≧ 32 kg / m2) receive laparoscopic bariatric surgery can reduce the stomach capacity , effective weight loss, improve diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and metabolic diseases.