Patrick Deuel from Valentine, Neb, weighed in at 1,072 pounds in 2004 and is now down to 400lbs. He had gastric bypass surgery, which is a stomach stapling procedure.
Tuesday he had another operation to remove an 81-pound mass of fat and skin called a pannus. This was making it hard for him to walk. His doctor Fred Harris said, "If Patrick never lost another pound, I'd be a happy camper."
Deuel was unable to get out of his bedroom due to size and a hole was cut in his bedroom wall. He was unable to use a regular ambulance so one was dispatched from Denver.