World’s Heaviest Man Franco and Woman Eman to Undergo Weight Loss Surgery



Though being an overweight is a way of life for countless people all across the world, it simply doesn’t prevent to be put over the physical appearance. In the current competitive world obesity is considered to be a menace since it hampers the health and also becomes the cause to death. Though there are several non-surgical options to get rid of the fat and obesity yet if things fail to work, we can take resort in options like surgeries like Gastric Bypass Surgery and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery. With cases like Juan Pedro Franco and Eman Ahmed from Egypt who are considered to be world heaviest man and woman respectively, they are gearing for their surgeries to get rid of the obesity. Both of weight the heaviest with Franco weighing around 595 and the lady weighs 500 kg. Now, let us dig in deep into these cases and find out more about them and the surgeries like Gastric Bypass Surgery and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery that play a vital role in getting rid of the obesity in the following paragraphs:

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The Case of Juan Pedro Franco

World's Heaviest Man to Undergo Gastric Bypass Surgery

This man is considered to be the heaviest man on earth with the weight of around 595 kilograms. He comes from Mexico and has gone through a surgery called Gastric bypass surgery and has gone for a three month diet in order to prepare for the other surgery scheduled on 9th May 2017, which is targeting to make him free for 175 kilos. As per the doctors treating him, he has lost 30 percent of the weight and now he is undergoing the surgery called gastric bypass surgery. This man first made headlines last year in November when he was reported to a clinic while making a trip in his specially designed van in western city of Guadalajara, Jalisco. However, the doctor dealing with him found the treatment of obesity difficult with conditions like Type I & II diabetes. He came in touch with the clinic after seeing one ad in TV. Before this he has spent around 6 long years with this massive weight on the bed. Despite his weight loss, the doctors feel that they are not very positive about the medical conditions and complications will settle. The doctors are now gearing up for his gastric bypass surgery, which intends to reduce the weight by 50 percent, which will be soon followed up with another surgery if required claims the doctor.

The case of Eman Ahmed

world's heaviest woman has now undergone a surgery called Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

If you talk about the case of Eman Ahmed, who happens to be the world’s heaviest woman, she weight 500 kg and has now undergone a surgery called Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery at a Mumbai based hospital after she was brought from Egypt in an air cargo to Mumbai last month. A team of doctors led by Dr. M Lakdawala is dealing with her case and has initiated the process last month. Before she went through the Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery, she was kept on the fluid diet to reduce some weight. The medical team also put additional efforts to make her free from other linked medical conditions and issues so that she becomes fit to fly back like a normal person to her hometown as soon as possible. Eman has been on bed from last 25 years, which is for the obvious reasons. Hence she was brought up in a special flight arrangements she was lifted in her bed in a crane and then brought using a truck.  Now she is gearing up for her next surgery to get rid of her huge weight with the help of a known Mumbai based bariatric surgeon called Muffazal Lakdawala and his team.

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Understanding the Weight Loss Surgery?

There are several weight loss surgeries, which particularly include Gastric Bypass Surgery and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery, however, let’s talk about the former as it is used in both the cases. This is a kind of weight loss surgery wherein the surgeon deals with stomach and the small intestines. It helps in reducing the volume of the stomach, which makes the belly full soon after the patient start eating which enables the weight loss. The gastric bypass surgery involves two steps, which include stomach stapling and Roux-en-Y.  This surgery is considered to be the most effective surgeries, which is the key reason to be used for both the patients who are regarded as the world heaviest man and woman on this planet.

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India has High Hopes from Dr. Lakdawala on 500-kg Woman’s Surgery

India has high hopes from Dr. Lakdawala on 500-kg woman's surgery

Doctors in the country say that the surgery on 500-kg woman will help to boost the confidence of the patients who choose India as the destination for undergoing their surgeries.

Weight loss surgeons across the city are happy to find the fact that the Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed is finally undergoing her bariatric surgery in India through Dr. Lakdawala Best Obesity Surgeon in India. Miss. Ahmed who weighs 500kgs has recently made headlines when it was revealed that she would travel to India for her surgery from the best obesity surgeon in India.

Miss. Ahmed is 36 years old and she has not been able to move out of her home in Cairo, Egypt for the past 25 years. She is suffering from co-morbid disease and also suffered from hypertension, diabetes and depression. As per the senior consultant, minimal access and bariatric surgeon, Dr. K.S Lakshmi, “There are lot of myths about bariatric surgery due to which the highly obese patients especially from India refrain from the surgery. But when such cases as taken up, it will surely boost the confidence of several patients in India and then they often tend looking up to their surgeons.”

The surgery will be done in Mumbai and it is going to be performed by Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, a consultant bariatric surgeon along with a team of specialists including an endocrinologist, a cardio-thoracic surgeon and pulmonologist. This team will be assisted by three senior anesthetists. A round the clock team is made for the post-operative care.

As per the senior bariatric surgeon, Dr. Venu Gopal Parikh, “India is well known for offering affordable and quality healthcare. Thanks to a huge manpower base, we are able to offer very good post operative care whic is crucial and required for these patients. All these are based on the positive feedback given by the patients who have had undergone surgeries in India.” A special 3000 square feet facility consisting of an operation theatre, an ICU and a doctor’s room are been readied to carry out her surgery.

A Brief Profile of Dr. Lakdawala, Best Obesity Surgeon in India

Dr. Lakdawala is the best obesity surgeon in India who head the Department of Bariatric Surgery at Dr. LH Hiranandani Hospital and Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. He is also running the Minimal Access Surgery department at Dr. D.Y. Patil Hospital, New Mumbai. He is MS in general surgery from BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai. Further, he is also a consultant surgeon at Saifee Hospital, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre and Prince Ali Khan Hospital in Mumbai.

Being a brilliant student throughout his academic career, the best obesity surgeon in India has started his medical career as a lecturer at his alma matter. Later, Dr. Lakdawala completed his fellowship in Bariatric surgery from Cleveland Clinic in Florida, US, one of the leading hospitals in the world for bariatric bypass surgery.

Further, he received his training in the laparoscopic gastric banding from the University of Ghent Hospital, Belgium. He represented India at the First Asia Pacific Surgeon Summit held in Seoul, South Korea in the year 2004. His expertise in surgery is renowned and acknowledged by the fact that he is one of the six surgeons representing India in the Thought Leaders Summit. He spoke about the procedure selection in bariatric surgery and the Indian Scenario in Obesity. Presently, he is imparting his surgical knowledge to the bariatric surgery doctors in Mumbai as well across India by conducting training sessions at Ethicon Institute of Endosurgery (ESIS) and Johnson and Johnson Training Centre, Mumbai.

An active member of IAGES, the best obesity surgeon in India also runs a training program for a yearly fellowship in the minimal access surgery for students for the hands on training. Dr. Lakdawala presents papers at forums that are organized by AMASI and OSSI and Asia Pacific Bariatric Surgeons Group.

If you have been seeking for the most affordable priced bariatric surgery in India from Dr. Lakdawala, best obesity surgeon in India, then you can contact Cosmetic and Obesity Surgery Hospital in India or directly with Dr. Lakdawala by email at or by just a phone call at +91-9373055368 and we will assist our patients with planning their medical trip to India.

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