Egypt’s Eman Ahmed, Who Is World Heaviest Woman, Undergoes Surgery

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Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, the world’s heaviest woman with a weight of 500 kg, has successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kgs,doctors in Mumbai have said.

Ahmed is said not have left the house in Egypt in over two decades until leaving for Mumbai last month for bariatric surgery. She was flown by in a modified plane.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty. Image: Courtesy

“Eman successfully underwent a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on March 7th 2017 at Saifee Hospital. She had an uneventful surgery and anaesthesia course,” said the hospital statement.

“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 36-year-old from the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria was granted Visa after Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj in a tweet, pushed for Ahmed to be given the visa after her first requested was rejected.

Ahmed family told the doctor that as a child she was diagnosed with elephantiasis, a condition that causes the limbs and other body parts to swell, leaving her almost immobile.

Bariatric surgery is a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure carried out on those wanting to lose excessive weight.

 

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