World’s heaviest woman successfully undergoes weight-loss surgery

by Staff Reporter | Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 | 737 views

Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, one of the heaviest woman in the world, successfully underwent a weight-reduction surgery here at the Saifee Hospital, losing over 100 kg.

Eman, 37, was airlifted from Alexandria in Egypt and brought to Mumbai on February 11, when she weighed around 500 kg. She is under the overall supervision of Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, chairman, Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences & Research Centre, who is assisted by a panel of doctors.

“The medical team of Saifee Hospital successfully performed the surgery on Eman Ahmed. Eman successfully underwent a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on March 7. She had an uneventful surgery and anaesthesia course,” a health update said.

She is now on oral fluids and accepting them well. “The future course of action for the medical team working on her will be to correct all her associated medical problems, to get her fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible. The patient is now in post-op care and we will share more updates in due course,” the communique said.

The Saifee Hospital or the SaveEmanCause has not yet commented on the exact reduction in weight, but it is learnt that it is more than 100 kg. The doctors are looking at reducing 400 kg in two rounds of surgeries in two to three years.“We plan to reduce another 150 to 200 kg and bring her around 100 kg or less….then she should be able to work,” Dr Lakdawala had said earlier.

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