World's heaviest women's surgery was successful done in Mumbai !
- Author: Terrell Bush Mar 10, 2017,
Mar 10, 2017, 0:10
A wall had to be taken out of her home in Egypt and she was airlifted in a specially-modified cargo plane for surgery in India.
"The medical team of Saifee Hospital successfully performed a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery on Eman on March 7".
The doctor released a statement to say she'd gone through the procedure without issue on Thursday morning, and said she was responding well to the diet of oral fluids the hospital had placed her on.
Saifee Hospital said: "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".
For Eman, the doctors hope to make her lose around 200 kgs in the next six months.
"Eman has lost more than 100 kilograms and her weight is gradually decreasing every day through medical treatment and follow-up", she told AFP. 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.
After landing in Mumbai, she had been driven to the hospital in a large truck, and a crane then lifted her bed into the medical facility.
Ms. Abd El Aty had difficulty traveling to India.
On Tuesday, doctors conducted the first bariatric procedure on Eman, although the amount of weight reduced is yet to be assessed. In last 25 years, Eman was unable to move out of her house.
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is used as a last resort to treat people who are dangerously obese (having a body mass index of 40 or above or 35 plus other obesity-related health conditions).
Ahmed, who is from Alexandria, weighed 11 pounds at birth and was diagnosed with elephantiasis, a condition which causes body parts to swell due to parasitic infection.
By the time she was 11, her weight had risen sharply and she suffered a stroke which left her bedridden.