Man with 100-pound scrotum to undergo surgery

Dan Maurer at his home. (YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)

Dan Maurer at his home. (YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)

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, Last Updated: 4:56 PM ET

The man infamous for his 100-pound scrotum is undergoing surgery Thursday.

Thirty-nine-year-old Dan Maurer’s scrotum became inflamed when he was in his 20s. He was told by his doctor's his obesity was the problem, but after losing 50 pounds the problem continued.

After watching a documentary about Wesley Warren called "The Man with the 132-Pound Scrotum," Maurer learned that he had scrotal lymphedema.

Warren had his growth removed by Dr. Joel Gelman, but died a year later from diabetes complications.

After seeing the documentary, Maurer wanted to see the same doctor, but couldn’t afford the costs not covered by insurance.

A parishioner at his mother's church formed a team to organize fundraisers on the website GoFundMe, and raised enough money for the surgery.

Maurer trusts Gelman, telling the Daily News that, "with the surgery, my life is on the line and losing my penis is on the line. I guarantee almost all men would go for the best doctor."

He says the first thing he wants to do once the procedure is done is have sex with his wife Mindy; for the first time in seven years.

 


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