The number of obese people rescued by firefighters because they are too large to move has risen by 514 per cent in four years.
Rescuers have used specialised body slings, lifting equipment and have removed windows and walls to get patients out of their homes.
Latest figures show there were 129 incidents in Kent last year where firefighters had to extricate residents.
Bariatric rescues have increased from 21 in 2013 to 129 in 2017 in Kent alone.
Tam Fry, from the charity National Obesity Forum, called for more bariatric surgery operations being carried out and compulsory GP appointments every three years to identify the condition early.
Dr Stephanie de Giorgio, a GP in Kent and member of obesity campaign group #obsmuk said curing the condition isn't as simple as "eat less and move more".