The world's heaviest man is scheduled to have surgery to reduce fat on Wednesday in a Mexico hospital.
Andres Moreno, who is 37, weighs nearly 960 lbs. He has been confined to bed and suffers serious health conditions.
"I start a journey that must carry me to a new phase of life, a new chapter and I hope to a new book altogether, different and far from the prison that my own body has become," Moreno said in an interview with EFE.
Moreno weighed slightly more than 13 lbs. when he was born. At the age of 10, he tipped the scales at 264.5 lbs.
Moreno will undergo a duodenal switch with biliopancreatic diversion, a procedure known to produce the best result in patients with extreme obesity, at the Mexico Gastric Bypass unit in the Arboledas Hospital.
A team of seven assisted his travel from his home in Obregon City to the hospital in Guadalajara on Monday morning.