Doctors from Mumbai declared that the weight loss surgery they performed on the heaviest woman in the world was successful. The bariatric surgery was performed on Thursday in Mumbai.
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who weighs more than 1,000 pounds, is regarded as the heaviest woman in the world. The only way that she could have been transported for the surgery in Mumbai was by using a crane.
The woman, aged 36, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and she was not able to leave her home in 25 years. Last month, she was transported to Saifee Hospital in India in an especially equipped plane which contained all the necessary safety gear, such as a portable ventilator and defibrillator.
The doctors were able to perform a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy only after the woman lost more than 220 pounds. They declared the surgery as successful. In a statement released by the hospital, they said that the woman was already receiving oral fluids and she was accepting them well.
The process is not over yet. The medical team that is taking care of the woman is now currently trying to solve all the medical problems that were caused by the massive weight. Then, they will try to bring her to a weight as normal as possible so that the will be able to fly back to her home in Egypt.
Thanks to the surgery, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is expected to lose more weight in the upcoming months. She suffered a bariatric surgery, which is one of the last solutions for people who are dangerously obese and cannot lose weight by themselves.
Her family made a few declarations for BBC. They revealed that Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed 11 pounds at birth, and she was diagnosed with elephantiasis, a condition that causes body parts to suffer severe swelling because of certain parasites.
When she was 11, she suffered a stroke. This and her already massive weight made her become bedridden. Since then, she has not been able to leave her home.
Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, one of the surgeons that is currently treating the woman, declared that he did not believe Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty had elephantiasis, but a lymphedema caused by her obesity, which causes similar swelling.
The world’s heaviest woman is now on the difficult way of acquiring a normal weight.
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