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‘Fattest man’ has 2nd surgery
    2018-02-27  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A MEXICAN once certified as the heaviest man in the world is recovering from a second stomach-reduction surgery that doctors hope will help him shed more than 200 kilograms, the medical center treating him reported Thursday.

Juan Pedro Franco, 33, who once weighed in at a stunning 595 kg — about the same as a male polar bear — began a weight-loss program a year ago, bringing his current weight to 366 kg.

After the operation in the western city of Zapopan, Franco hopes to get down to a less-extreme 120 kg, said a statement from Gastric Bypass Mexico.

The operation, which followed an earlier surgery in May, was performed by minimally invasive laparoscopy. This crucial procedure involved dividing Franco’s stomach in half to give it a much smaller capacity, while also removing a section of intestine.

If all goes well, Castaneda said, the patient will be able to stop taking drugs for diabetes and high blood pressure. He will also, hopefully, be able to walk again — for the first time in seven years.

“I was more nervous than in the first surgery,” the patient said. “but I knew that this second surgery was a priority in my life if I am to be able to move forward.”

The Guinness World Records organization certified early this year that Franco, who was weighed last December at 595 kg, was considered the heaviest living man.

That record had been held by another Mexican, Manuel Uribe, who in 2007 weighed in at 597 kg. But he died in May 2016.

(SD-Agencies)

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