Saturday, December 26, 2015 10:37 pm
A man believed to be the world’s most obese, weighing 450 kg, has died in north Mexico, barely two months after undergoing weight-loss surgery.
Andres Moreno, 38, died on Friday of a heart attack and peritonitis (inflammation of the abdominal lining) in Ciudad Obregon, in northern Sonora state, his family said.
Moreno, who at one time tipped the scales at 450 kilos, had bariatric surgery on Oct. 28, in central Guadalajara, Jalisco state in midwestern Mexico, in hopes of shedding the excess weight and leading a normal life.
The surgery involved removing three-fourths of his stomach and reshaping what was left into a tube to “prevent him from eating too much,” the Medical Daily reported in October.
While the operation was considered a success, the ex-policeman complained of feeling ill on Christmas Eve, “and his family called on firefighters to help stabilize him,” state news agency Notimex reported.
Early Christmas Day, he was having difficulty breathing and family members called the ambulance to take him to the hospital, but he died on the way.
The “Most Obese Man in the World” had shed 100 kilos to be able to undergo the surgical procedure in October.
On Nov. 19, Moreno had emergency surgery at the local State General Hospital (HGE) in Ciudad Obregon, due to severe peritonitis.
He then returned to Guadalajara to convalesce under the supervision of the same medical team as before, and had returned home a few days ago, Notimex said.