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World's reportedly heaviest man set to undergo surgery

May 06,2017 13:29

The man believed to be the world's heaviest was preparing on Friday, May 5th to undergo biliopancreatic bypass surgery in Mexico. According to local media, thirty-three-year-old Juan Pedro Franco - who has weighed up to 1,311 pounds - has been largely ...


Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco answers questions during a press conference in Guadalajara, Mexico on March 28, 2017. Franco was the most obese man in the world, but four months ago he underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he will undergo a surgery that will allow him to walk again. / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) is prepared for tests at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 05, 2017. Franco who used to be the most obese man in the world, four months ago underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he undergoes a surgery on May 09, 2017.� / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) is prepared for tests at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 05, 2017. Franco who used to be the most obese man in the world, four months ago underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he undergoes a surgery on May 09, 2017.� / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) arrives at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 05, 2017. Franco who used to be the most obese man in the world, four months ago underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he undergoes a surgery on May 09, 2017.� / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) is prepared for tests at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 05, 2017. Franco who used to be the most obese man in the world, four months ago underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he undergoes a surgery on May 09, 2017.� / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) arrives at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 05, 2017. Franco who used to be the most obese man in the world, four months ago underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he undergoes a surgery on May 09, 2017.� / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) is prepared for tests at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 05, 2017. Franco who used to be the most obese man in the world, four months ago underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he undergoes a surgery on May 09, 2017.� / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) arrives at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 05, 2017. Franco who used to be the most obese man in the world, four months ago underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he undergoes a surgery on May 09, 2017.� / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) arrives at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on May 05, 2017. Franco who used to be the most obese man in the world, four months ago underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he undergoes a surgery on May 09, 2017.� / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco talks with his doctor Antonio Castaned during a press conference in Guadalajara, Mexico on March 28, 2017. Franco was the most obese man in the world, but four months ago he underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he will undergo a surgery that will allow him to walk again. / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco answers questions during a press conference in Guadalajara, Mexico on March 28, 2017. Franco was the most obese man in the world, but four months ago he underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he will undergo a surgery that will allow him to walk again. / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco answers questions during a press conference in Guadalajara, Mexico on March 28, 2017. Franco was the most obese man in the world, but four months ago he underwent a treatment and managed to lose 170 kg. On a second stage he will undergo a surgery that will allow him to walk again. / AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) answers questions during a press conference at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 21, 2016. Franco, who suffers from extreme obesity and has remained six years confined to bed, unable to walk, is being assessed by doctors and will begin a special diet and exercise routine with the aim to lose 59 kilograms before undergoing a by-pass biliopancreatic diversion in two times in June 2017. / AFP / H�tor Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kilograms (1100 pounds) answers questions during a press conference at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on December 21, 2016. Franco, who suffers from extreme obesity and has remained six years confined to bed, unable to walk, is being assessed by doctors and will begin a special diet and exercise routine with the aim to lose 59 kilograms before undergoing a by-pass biliopancreatic diversion in two times in June 2017. / AFP / H�tor Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kg 1100 pounds) arrives at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 15, 2016. Franco, who suffers from extreme obesity and has remained six years confined to bed, unable to walk, in the next few days will undergo a medical evaluation to see what possibilities he has to walk again. / AFP / Hector-Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR-GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Mexican 32-year-old Juan Pedro Franco, who weighs almost 500 kg 1100 pounds) arrives at the hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 15, 2016. Franco, who suffers from extreme obesity and has remained six years confined to bed, unable to walk, in the next few days will undergo a medical evaluation to see what possibilities he has to walk again. / AFP / Hector-Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR-GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

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