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New Weight Loss Operations Proposal in Cardiff and Vale


If the proposal is accepted by the Welsh health board obese people will have to complete a weight loss program before they can go ahead with operations.

Also the Cardiff and Vale University have requested that if accepted smokers should go on a similar program before they can have any operations.

It is thought that the board would have cut costs by £90 million had they began the proposal at the start of the year and would have broke even.

If the proposal was to go ahead it is thought that they could save between £41,941 to £437,650 a year by allowing this.

Andrew RT Davies, Tory leader in the assembly, said: “Whilst the increased availability of courses for smoking and obesity is to be welcomed, I am concerned that failure to participate in these will be used as an excuse to delay operations for patients in need of treatment.

“The health board must give assurances that this will not be the case.”

Man has Penis Rebuilt With Skin From his arm

Mohammed Abad, 40, had his penis ripped off along with one testicle in a tragic accident when he was just 6 years of age.

Mo was playing in the snow in Huddersfield in 1978 when he was accidentally pushed under a car and dragged 600ft down the road.

Amazingly Mo survived the accident but was told he would be unable to have kids but but doctors made him a tube using skin so he could urinate but he had no sexual function.

His parents never sat him down and talked to him about it although he did know that he could not have kids.

Mo said: “My parents never sat me down from a young age and said ‘when you were young you had an accident and we were told that you can’t have (kids)’, I’ve never been told that. I’ve had to find that out for myself.”

Mo has undergone the 1st of three operations to rebuild him a fully functioning penis. The first of which they have used skin from his arm and upon this they found a testicle that had been pushed up, this will be tested to see if it is still producing sperm. The following operations will bring back sensation and a pump so he can get erect when he is aroused.