Man Who Weighed Over 1,000 Pounds Gets Surgery

A Valentine, Neb., man who once weighed more than 1,000 pounds is recovering from surgery.

Patrick Deuel had lost 360 pounds in August, but doctors said he was still too heavy for a stomach reduction operation. He continued his progress, and Tuesday morning doctors went ahead with the surgery.

Deuel was expected to be in intensive care until sometime Wednesday.


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Revision date: July 5, 2011
Last revised: by Tatiana Kuznetsova, D.M.D.