Woman Dies While Undergoing Weight Loss surgery
A young British woman has died while undergoing gastric band surgery in Turkey, it has emerged today.
Shannon Bowe, 28, tragically passed away at the weekend during the weight loss procedure which involves placing a band around the stomach to decrease food consumption.
She is understood to have travelled to the Middle Eastern country to undergo the surgery. It is unclear at which medical facility she received the operation or what complications led to her death.
Ms Bowe’s loved ones said they are ‘devastated’ by her death, with many sharing their memories of her in tributes on social media. In an emotional post, her heartbroken boyfriend Ross Stirling wrote: ‘Sleep tight my angel, love you forever and always.’
A source said ‘everyone is totally devastated’ to learn of her passing and Facebook has been flooded with tributes to the ‘beautiful angel’ who was the ‘life and soul of every party’.
‘Shannon was one of the kindest people I knew and she would do anything for anyone. She was the life and soul of a party. It is so sad,’ the insider said.
‘These operations obviously are risky, but it is so rare you hear of this happening. Everyone is finding it really hard to believe she is no longer with us. She did not have any travel insurance and her family are now going to have to pay thousands of pounds to bring her back home.