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    Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

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    Rome, May 03: A Mexican man who at 550 kg (1,200 lb) is possibly the heaviest person in the world hopes to travel to Italy for a life-saving operation to shed weight.

    Manuel Uribe, bedridden for the past five years, cannot stand on his own and will need a special flight to take him from Monterrey, Mexico to Modena, where a surgical team has offered to perform an intestinal bypass free of charge.

    "I can`t walk. I`m can`t leave my bed," the 40-year-old Uribe, who weighs the same as five baby elephants, said in a recent telephone interview.

    "I`m trying to reduce my weight a bit right now so I can be in the right condition for the operation."

    Uribe made an impassioned plea for help earlier this year on Mexican television, saying he weighed a more normal 130 kg (290 lb) until aged 22 and did not know what happened to him.

    The broadcast drew the attention of doctor Giancarlo De Bernardinis, who visited Mexico with a medical team to examine Uribe in March.

    Bernardinis, whose biggest patient to date weighed 350 kg (770 lb), told Reuters he plans a gall bladder, intestinal bypass procedure that will allow Uribe to pass food more quickly without so many calories being absorbed.

    Bernardinis planned to perform the surgery in Modena as early as this month, although a Mexican health official doubted Uribe would be ready for a trip to Europe that quickly.

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    Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

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    Re: Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

    HOLY COW!

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    Re: Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

    Man that's scary! I feel bad for the guy though. Good luck Mr. Uribe

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    Re: Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

    I don't know how it is possible to get that overweight and not do anything about it before that. Good luck with the surgery though.

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    Re: Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

    WOW

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    Re: Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

    Holy cow im only 14 and I don't want to lose my eyesite

    I think I'm going blind just looking at that picture


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    Re: Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

    holy shit he is huge

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    Re: Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

    How do you get that fat without somebody trying to get you help before you get that big.

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    Re: Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

    "ViKing24" wrote:
    Holy cow im only 14 and I don't want to lose my eyesite

    I think I'm going blind just looking at that picture
    I'm sorry, but i don't think that's funny
    this guy is 550 KG you know howmuch that is?
    you find it maybe funny but that is a person.
    Currently i'm 117.3 Kilograms and i'm 19 years old.
    That's not healthy dude, alot of people are overweight.
    Rosie O'Donnell is a dude!

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    Re: Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery

    That's amazing. I feel bad for the guy. It's pretty much impossible to get that big by just eating and being lazy. That has to be a hormonal/metabolic problem.

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