A mum of one has died after travelling out to Turkey to have a gastric bypass operation. According to the coroner, she passed away a week after the procedure was performed.
Khelisyah Ashamu, 26, is believed to have organised having a gastric bypass through the British company called Get Slim.
On February 2 of last year, she had the operation after she had given birth to her son by caesarian.
However, her condition began to deteriorate in the days that followed and on February 9, she died.
Khelisyah’s parents said in a statement that their daughter’s death has left them “devastated” by the loss of the “wonderful mum and daughter”.
They added: “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.”
In Walthamstow, East London, the family’s lawyer, Miss Hunt, said at the pre-inquest hearing that the family had been concerned about the Get Slim company, as they don’t believe the dangers were made clear, reports the Mirror Online.
She said: “Having a young child she might not have run a risk if she was aware of it.”
The family of Khelisyah, who was from Romford, wants to know if she actually had the procedure that she had requested and whether or not the surgeon is viable for her tragic death.
Miss Hunt said: “Miss Ashamu booked for a bypass but the postmortem report suggested sleeve surgery was performed.”
Coroner Ian Wade said that the surgery should have been a “straightforward” procedure.
He added that “the only witness we want to hear from is the doctor” yet he did not “hold any particular hope” that he would testify.
Allegedly, Khelisyah’s dad was told that she had died from a “pulmonary embolism”. However, the post mortem revealed another cause.
As of yet, a date for the inquest hasn’t been set.