Daniel Simmons is 31 years old and at 40 stone, he is super morbidly obese. Daniel lives with his mother in an upper story flat. It takes him at least 20 minutes to get down the stairs. His case is so extreme that he hasn’t been out of the house socially in 12 years. He only leaves home for hospital appointments.
Daniel has already suffered three heart failures and has been told that unless he has the operation he only has two years to live. Equally, he’s been warned that his health is so poor that he might not survive the operation. And for Daniel, it is major surgery. Not only is he going to have his stomach stapled and part of his intestine bypassed, but the surgeon is also going to remove seven stone of fat from Daniel’s stomach in a very rare procedure.
This episode follows Daniel in the months leading up to surgery. It is a moving film that ends tragically with Daniel’s death days after the operation.
Fat Doctor goes on a remarkable journey following the patients of three of Britain’s most sought after weight loss surgeons. It focuses on the obese patients who undergo the operations and discovers why they became obese and the impact life changing and often life saving weight loss surgery has on their lives. We find out what their lives are like now and how this has affected their physical, social and psychological lives.
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