Juan Pedro Franco has successful surgery after being dubbed world’s fattest man Latest News

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Juan Pedro Franco has successful surgery after being dubbed world’s fattest man Latest News

Juan Pedro Franco once tipped the scales at nearly 92 stone.

But now the 33-year-old is he will be unrecognisable after undergoing a successful gastric bypass surgery last night.

Mr Franco, who is from Guadalajara, Mexico, shed 175 kilos after a three-month diet to allow him to undergo the knife.

He has been bed-ridden for the past seven years due to his enormous frame.

Following the one-hour procedure, Mr Franco now has to undergo 72 hours of intensive therapy to aid his recovery.


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Doctors are hoping the surgery will help him walk again.

Dr Jose Antonio Castaneda Cruz said: “The operation went very well and we are very optimistic with the results.”

Mr Franco’s stomach was divided in half so that it would have less capacity.

Speaking before the surgery, he said: “I am more nervous this time, but I know the surgery is a priority.


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“I am getting closer and closer to having a healthy weight”


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“I am getting closer and closer to having a healthy weight.”

Last year Mr Franco’s plight became international news when pictures emerged of him being transported from his home to a clinic 100 miles away in Guadalajara where he is now being treated.

In November, he discovered he was actually 15 stone heavier than doctors first thought.

Surgeons believed he weighed nearly 79 stone when he was taken to hospital earlier that month for an operation.


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GORDO: He weighed 36 stone at the age of 17


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But tests showed his true weight to be 92 stone 9lbs.

Dr Cruz said at the time they would go ahead with their pre-arranged diet plan, adding: “Everything we’re doing has been mapped out and if everything goes to plan in a year and a half we’ll have him down to between 12 and 14 stone.

“Initially we didn’t think he was going to be apt for this treatment because of his level of obesity and a lung problem he suffers, but now we’re seeing a more promising horizon.”

Mr Franco appealed for help in July when he announced he weighed just over 60 stone, revealing he hadn’t left his box room for six years and feared he would die after having to quit a special diet which his OAP parents couldn’t afford.


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SUCCESS: Juan will now undergo 72 hours rehabilitation

He was chubby at school but his weight ballooned after a crippling traffic accident as a teenager which left him bed-ridden for more than a year, followed by a bout of pneumonia.

Admitting in a TV interview last year, he said he’d been teased over his size at school.

He said: “When I was six years old I already weighed nearly 10 stone and it’s gone up and up since.

“At 17 I weighed just over 36 stone. That was when I had an accident and broke half my body and spent a year and a half in bed.


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STRUGGLE: He had to be removed from his home with special equipment

“I’m looking forward to going out again, driving again, singing. That’s what I like doing. God willing, I’ll be able to do all those things in the future.”

He said in November: “I’ve been trying to make sure I stay calm and don’t get too stressed out.

“I’ve been doing the lung exercises my doctor has ordered and taking the medicine they’ve given me, and spend some time every day playing the guitar and a piano.”

Mexico’s Manuel Uribe, who in 2007 held the record for being the world’s heaviest man at 94 stone, died last year.

The country recently declared a nationwide epidemiological emergency on diabetes.

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