THE 36-year-old Egyptian woman, Eman Ahmed Abdelaty, who at 500 kg is the world’s heaviest, has undergone a successfully surgery in India. The medical team of Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, successfully performed the surgery on Eman Ahmed, the hospital said in a statement to Al Arabiya.
“Eman successfully underwent a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on March 7th 2017 at Saifee Hospital. She had an uneventful surgery and anesthesia course,” said the statement.
According to agency reports, the weight-loss surgery helped her loose over 100 kg (220 pounds). A spokeswoman for Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, who is leading Eman’s treatment, said the Egyptian’s weight had been brought under 400 kg since she arrived in Mumbai in early February. “Eman has lost over 100 kg and has been shedding weight gradually on a daily basis with all the treatment and support,” she told AFP.
According to the hospital, 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 statement said. The hospital said that the patient is now in post-op care and that more updates will be shared in due course.
Al Arabiya had earlier reported that Eman’s quality of life has been improving, the doctor was quoted as saying: “…She can now pass urine through a catheter as opposed to soiling her clothes, her body is softening, and she can even raise her arm a little. I deliberately salute her when I go to see her and she attempts to salute me back.”
The Egyptian, who is from the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, was flown to Mumbai in a specially modified Airbus on Saturday, Feb. 11, for treatment. Bariatric surgery is a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure carried out on those wanting to lose excessive weight.
After landing in Mumbai, she was lifted, along with the bed on which she laid while traveling, with the help of a crane and taken to the hospital. The bed was made especially for her travel. Eman is currently under the care of city-based bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala and his team.
As she arrived in Mumbai, Eman had severe lymphedema, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, severe obstructive and restrictive lung disease, gout and is at a very high risk of pulmonary embolism, according to the Save Emaan online campaign. — Al Arabiya English