The world’s heaviest woman who weighs an incredible 500kg has had surgery to reduce her weight by 100kg Indian doctors said on Thursday, March 9th, 2017.
The Egyptian lady Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty who reportedly had not left her house in Egypt in over 20 years successfully underwent bariatric surgery in Mumbai last month.
Bariatric surgery is a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure carried out on those who want to lose excessive weight
Doctors said in a statement that, “We are happy to inform all well-wishers that the medical team of Saifee Hospital has successfully performed the surgery on Eman Ahmed,”
“Eman successfully underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on March 7, 2017, at Saifee Hospital. She had an uneventful surgery and anaesthesia course.
A spokesman for Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who is leading Ms Abd El Aty’s treatment, said the 37-year-old Egyptian’s weight had been brought to below 400kg since she arrived in Mumbai in early February.
“Eman has lost over 100kg and has been shedding weight gradually on a daily basis with all the treatment and support,” she told AFP.
The Egyptian is still believed to be the world’s heaviest woman ahead of American Pauline Potter who is regarded as the heaviest since the Guinness Book of World Records officially recorded her weight at 293kg in July last year.
Eman’s family told earlier told doctors that she was diagnosed with elephantiasis as a child, leaving her almost immobile for many years.