Articles and Lectures


Surgery for the Obese

Dr. CHAN King On - Vice President (Surgical Chapter), HKOS Bariatric surgery is the treatment of morbid obesity using a surgical method. The classical treatment paradigm of morbid obesity is education, exercise, diet and medications. However in some patients disease progression is inevitable despite best medical treatments. In such cases, bariatric surgery should be considered as a treatmen...


The Management of Diabesity

Dr. CHOW Wing Sun - Vice President (Medical Chapter), HKOS Obesity is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality, and is a major risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, a disease characterized by insulin resistance, relative impairment in insulin secretion, and hyperglycaemia. The term “diabesity” is derived from the words ‘diabetes’,...


Metabolic Surgery Cures Diabetes?

Dr. Daniel Tong - Co-Founding President (Surgical Chapter) Historically, type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is managed by life-style modification in combination of pharmacotherapy. Despite advances in diabetes pharmacotherapy, few patients with achieve therapeutic goals let alone complete remission. Metabolic surgery is the use of gastrointestinal operations, originally designed to induce weight loss &...


Past, Present and Future of Obesity Medicine

Dr. Michele Yuen - Co-Founding President (Medical Chapter), HKOS Welcome to the inauguration of the Hong Kong Obesity Society (HKOS)! The Past – Misconceptions and Inopportune Time Acceptance of obesity as a medical condition, rather than a lifestyle choice, had been slow both worldwide and locally, and the true local prevalence of obesity had been grossly underestimated. The with...

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