My 600-lb Life star Dr. Nowzaradan denies Michael Blair for gastric bypass surgery. For Michael, it feels like all hope for a healthy future is lost.
My 600-lb Life: Dr. Nowzaradan Last Stop for Michael Blair
On My 600-lb Life, Michael Blair is open about how he’s received gastric bypass surgery approval in the past. However, a nearly fatal car accident changed his fate for him. After he received surgery that removed his spleen, his body developed thick scar tissue. The majority of this scar tissue is located in his abdomen.
While recovering from his car accident and surgery, Michael from My 600-lb Life didn’t give up on his weight loss efforts. However, all of the other gastric bypass surgeons he visited denied him for surgery again. This is because the scar tissue around his stomach is too thick for doctors to be able to perform the surgery.
So, on My 600-lb Life, Michael Blair admits that Dr. Younan Nowzaradan is his last hope. He explains that if Dr. Now denies him for surgery, he isn’t sure what hope is left for the rest of his life.
Endoscopy Performance Leads to Bad News
On My 600-lb Life, Dr. Nowzaradan agrees to perform an endoscopy on Michael Blair before he loses any weight. This is so they can get a good idea ion whether or not Michael’s a good candidate for a gastric sleeve or bypass.
During the exploration, Dr. Younan Nowzaradan from My 600-lb Life discovers that Michael’s got a lot of bile in his esophagus. He notes that this is a strange occurrence, but believes it’s because of problems Michael’s having with his stomach. Next, he comments that the patient’s stomach is very large.
After the endoscopy is finished, Dr. Nowzaradan chats with Michael Blair on My 600-lb Life. He explains that the weight-loss operation isn’t possible with how much scar tissue he has. However, the doctor explains that if he drops 150 pounds, there are other options available.
My 600-lb Life: Dr. Nowzaradan Denies Michael Blair for Surgery
While chatting with Michael Blair on My 600-lb Life, Dr. Nowzaradan explains that Michael isn’t a good candidate for a gastric operation. However, he advises the patient to still work on slimming down. He explains that if he’s able to take some pressure off of his stomach, he’ll work on fixing the torn stomach muscles in his body. Also, Dr. Now says he’ll focus on removing as much of the scar tissue in Mike’s stomach as possible.
So, Michael works hard on My 600-lb Life to slim down as fast as he can. While he does meet some plateaus, he’s able to slim down 130-lbs. After this, Dr. Nowzaradan approvals Mike for the operation to fix his excess tissue and hernia. This causes Michael to break down in tears and sob on the shoulder of his wife.
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