Staffordshire, a hospital rejected the gastric reduction surgery (gastric bypass) to lose weight, on the grounds that the patient does not need it because not too fat. The patienteventually take legal action on behalf of his right to lean.
Tom Condliff, a former policeman in Staffordshire who has a weight 139.7 kg and height188 cm apply for gastric bypass surgery in February 2010. Surgery to shrink thestomach that aims to shrink its volume, so the appetite is reduced.
But Tom’s petition was rejected by the Staffordshire Primary Care Trust, the clinic whohad been due to perform the operation. By law, gastric bypass should only be done forpeople with a body mass index (BMI) above 50 while the BMI of men 62 years was only40.
Tom was disappointed with the rejection of this because he felt that his problem is not just obesity, but diabetes and other complications that accompany it. Quoted from TheSun, Tom is currently suffering from 13 types of disease andtaking 28 types of drugs regularly.
Some specialists say, gastric bypass surgery is the only way to cure Tom of these diseases. Various efforts have been made ??to reduce weight Tom, ranging from diet todrugs but they did not succeed.
Armed with the opinion of the specialist doctors, Tom went to the High Court to invoke the exception in the rules of gastric bypass surgery. Although strengthened by the factthat Tom had to use a wheelchair because of illness, the petition was again rejected.
Because it can trigger an imbalance of nutrients, some hospitals in Britain are serving only gastric bypass surgery for patients with extreme obesity. Obesity also can be served mild, with no indication of medical records such as suffering from high blood.
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