Published: Fri, March 10, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

After 120-kg loss, Eman operated upon, to lose more

After 120-kg loss, Eman operated upon, to lose more

An Egyptian woman, who's believed to be the world's heaviest woman, underwent a successful weight loss surgery after losing more than 200 pounds, doctors in India said Thursday.

Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, used to weigh around 500 kilograms, and prior to the surgery, had not left her house in two decades.

Eman has been in hospital since early February when she was moved out of her home for the first time in 25 years by removing the wall from her room, and a crane to lift her out of her bed.

Mumbai: Things are set to get even better for Eman Ahmed Abdelaty after a treatment schedule by doctors at Saifee Hospital helped her reduce her weight by 120 kg.

A spokesperson at the hospital said: "Eman successfully underwent a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy".

She is now on oral fluids and is accepting them well as the weight-reduction course progresses. They would focus on correcting all her associated medical problems so that she can be fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible.

Doctors expect El Aty to remain in the hospital for about three months and lose more weight before she can return home to Egypt.

Eman's condition will now be monitored before the next surgery is fixed to bring her down to a lean and trim 100 kgs or so.

Abd El Aty has suffered a stroke and faced a series of other serious ailments owing to her weight including diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and sleep deprivation.

Shen she arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport she was transported to Saifee Hospital for the surgery on a truck in February.

She was born weighing a staggering 11 lbs and was shortly diagnosed afterwards with the parasitic disease called Elephantiasis.

She was then flown in a cargo plane to India.

Eman went through Bariatric surgery which is a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure carried out on those wanting to lose excessive weight. "We had to remove her gallbladder as well, as she had 15 stones", he said.

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