500 kg Egyptian woman undergoes weight-loss surgery
Eman Ahmed who has lost 100 kgs since she was brought to Mumbai's Saifee Hospital from her hometown Alexandria in Egypt has undergone her first surgery.
The name of the women is Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who previously weighed around 500 kilos, had not left her house in Egypt in over two decades until arriving for Mumbai.
A spokesperson for the hospital said Abd El Aty was likely to lose more weight in the coming months.
A spokesperson at the hospital said: "Eman successfully underwent a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy".
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Lakdawala's team has revealed that Eman is now on oral fluids and is accepting them well. The team treating her will make efforts to cure all her associated medical problems, and get her fit enough to fly back home as soon as possible, the hospital said.
Indian media reports suggested that Abd El Aty suffered stroke and faced a series of other ailments during the process, including high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes and sleep deprivation.
"Eman has lost over 100kg and has been shedding weight gradually on a daily basis with all the treatment and support", a spokeswoman for Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, who has been leading the treatment, told AFP.
Though the hospital authorities declined to give details of the actual weight loss accrued till date, it is believed to be another 100 kgs or so.
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Shen she arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport she was transported to Saifee Hospital for the surgery on a truck in February.
Ms. Abd El Aty had difficulty traveling to India. With 400 kilos, she is far ahead of the current holder of the title, the American Pauline Potter, weighed to 293 kilos last July according to the Guinness Book of Records.
As a child she was diagnosed with elephantiasis, which causes the limbs and other body parts to swell.
On Tuesday, doctors conducted the first bariatric procedure on Eman, although the amount of weight reduced is yet to be assessed. She was bedridden all her life, unable to move or even roll over in bed.
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