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Young Brit mum, 26, dies after going to Turkey for weight-loss surgery

A British young mum who went to Turkey for a weight loss procedure died a week after the op.

A pre-inquest coroner's hearing heard how Khelisyah Ashamu arranged to have a gastric bypass operation through a company called Get Slim in Turkey.

A week after having her operation in February last year the 26 year-old mum-of-one died after her condition deteriorated.

Their lawyer at the hearing in Walthamstow, east London, said the family feared Get Slim in Turkey’s website did not make clear the dangers, writes the Daily Mirror.

"Having a young child she might not have run a risk if she was aware of it", said Miss Hunt.

There was also confusion about whether Miss Ashamu, from Romford, had a gastric bypass operation at all after a post-mortem suggested otherwise.

Miss Hunt, who is representing the family, said: "Miss Ashamu booked for a bypass but the postmortem report suggested sleeve surgery was performed."

Miss Ashamu had the op on February 2 last year after giving birth to her son by caesarean. Her parents said in a statement they were "devastated" by the loss of the "wonderful mum and daughter".

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The added said: "She had so much to look forward to. Now her son will never know his mother and she will not see him grow up.

"If we can understand what happened, hopefully our daughter will rest in peace and her son will one day understand how his mum came to be taken from him."

Coroner Ian Wade said the surgery should have been "straightforward".

He added "the only witness we want to hear from is the doctor" but he did not "hold any particular hope" he would testify.

Khelisyah’s dad was allegedly told she died from a "pulmonary embolism", but the postmortem gave another cause of death. A date for the inquest has not been set.

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