16 Jun, 2016 @ 14:25
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Spain’s most obese man undergoes life-changing surgery to try and ditch more than 400lbs

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juan obesssseSPAIN’S most obese man has undergone drastic surgery in a bid to reduce his weight by 440lbs.

Juan Manuel Heredia, from Algeciras, underwent a gastric laparoscopic bypass surgery at a Granada hospital.

The 29-year-old weighed 660lbs prior to his operation and is expecting to lose around 440 over the next 18 to 24 months.

Doctor’s had to use a specialised table and surgical equipments in the operating theatre due to his size.

He was given a double-wide bed and had to be moved using a crane due to his weight.

The heaviest man in Spain suffers from extreme co-morbidity with sleep apnea, diabetes, incipient hypertension, severe fatty liver, respiratory difficulties and deformed joints caused by excessive weight and pressure.

obese man 1The surgical team used a technique that leaves the majority of the patient’s stomach cut off, meaning they can only absorb a tiny amount of food.

Juan has started on a programme to help him lose 33lbs a month incorporating diet and exercise, and slowly reducing the pace of his weight loss to nine or 11 pounds per month.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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