WORLD'S HEAVIEST MAN WEIGHING 93 STONE TO GET GASTRIC BAND AS HE HAS SPENT THE LAST SIX YEARS IN
Juan Pedro Franco, 32, the world’s fattest man, is set to undergo gastric bypass surgery at a Mexico hospital on May 9.
Xinhua news agency reported that Franco, who once weighed 595 kg, has been on a three-month diet to prepare for the operation. He has to lose about 175 kg at a weight-loss clinic to be suitable for the procedure.
“He has lost nearly 30 per cent of his initial weight, so he is ready to undergo (the) bariatric surgery,”
Dr Jose Antonio Castaneda Cruz, said in a report by Grupo Formula.
Franco first made news in November when he was admitted to the clinic after making the trip via a specially-adapted van to the western city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Franco’s obesity and related conditions, including diabetes, had made the operation impossible at the time, Dr Castaneda said.
Franco, a native of Aguascalientes in Mexico, contacted the clinic after coming across one of their online ads. He spent the past six years lying in bed due to his massive weight.
Though Franco might suffer complications despite his weight loss, Dr Castaneda is positive, and believes they are “on the right path”.
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