World's Heaviest Woman Receives Bariatric Surgery In India

100 kgs down Eman Ahmed undergoes first surgery

After her first major weight-loss surgery on Thursday, Eman Ahmed, reportedly the world's heaviest woman, has been put on a high-protein liquid diet.

Eman, 37, was airlifted from Alexandria in Egypt and brought to Mumbai on February 11, when she weighed around 500 kg.

She underwent a successful Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on Tuesday, per India Today.

"We are not sure how long that will take".

"We are happy to inform all well-wishers that the medical team of Saifee Hospital has successfully performed the surgery on Eman Ahmed", the hospital said a statement.

She was flown on an EgyptAir Cargo Company aircraft, onto which she was lifted by a crane.

Once Abd El Aty is fit enough to fly, she will go back to Egypt.

Her family said she had not left her house for 25 years until she came to Mumbai on a chartered plane.

The Daily Mail reported Abd El Aty lost 66 pounds in five days with a strict 1,200 calorie diet in preparation for the surgery.

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The excessive weight that Eman has gained over the period of two decades, has caused her to suffer many physical stresses confining her to a room which she hardly left.

Bariatric surgery is typically a last resort for people who are dangerously obese.

India, which has seen a steep rise in bariatric surgery in recent years due to an increasing obesity problem, is a popular destination for foreigners seeking medical treatment due to low costs and no waiting lists. Water accounted for 70 to 100 kgs of her total weight.

A spokesperson for the hospital said Abd El Aty was likely to lose more weight in the coming months.

Abd El Aty will be monitored at home before the next surgery.

According to BBC News, 36-year-old Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is believed to be the world's heaviest woman, tipping the scales at 1,100 pounds.

Eman's sister, Shaimaa Selim had contacted Lakdawala who later studied Eman's condition before treating her.

Ahmed was initially refused a visa for India because of her inability to get to the embassy in person, until the process was expedited by India's external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

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