A 600-kilogram man has undergone a successful gastric bypass surgery in Mexico, and is currently being closely monitored by doctors.
Juan Pedro Franco, who is dubbed the world’s heaviest man, took the surgery to reduce his weight in half, according to his doctors in Mexico.
The 32-year old Mexican had to follow an intense weight loss program before he could participate in the surgery. He was required to keep his diabetes and blood pressure under control, as surgeons would only perform the surgery if they were satisfied with Franco’s steady condition.
His surgeon, John Castaneda said the surgery has left Franco to be “quite delicate”, and is expected to be followed up with another operation in the future.
“The surgery was quite successful. But now we have to wait and see how he responds to the (systemic) change. Let’s hope everything goes well,” commented Castaneda.
The second procedure is expected to be done in November, in which his stomach size will be reduced and his intestines modified.
However, Franco must not rely on just surgery alone, as his weight loss plan must be combined with a strong psychology and strict nutrition.
“If that does not happen, the entire thing will fail,” Castaneda warned.
Before the surgery, Franco had spent seven years in bed due to his extreme weight.
He has been obese all his life, but an injury when he was 17 years worsened his health condition.
*”Results are not guaranteed and will vary from person to person“