Egyptian woman Eman Ahmad undergoes bariatric surgery in Mumbai

  • Egyptian woman Eman Ahmad undergoes bariatric surgery in Mumbai

Egyptian woman Eman Ahmad undergoes bariatric surgery in Mumbai

Ms Abd El Aty, from Alexandria, has suffered a stroke and faced other serious conditions due to her weight including diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and sleep deprivation. Emma was flown into India in February.

As per the statement issued by Eman's doctors, "Eman successfully underwent a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on March 7th 2017 at Saifee Hospital".

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. They would focus on correcting all her associated medical problems so that she can be fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible.

Since her arrival in Mumbai, Eman has already lost over 100 kg and presents a different picture - the surgery will help her shed more weight. But Eman lost 100 kgs in 25 days after which a sleeve bariatric surgery was performed. "The 48 hours after surgery were crucial and we have crossed that period without any complications."Ms. Ahmed was lifted by crane and shifted from her special ward to Saifee Hospital's main building".

The source of her weight gain comes from a condition known as elephantiasis, which causes limbs and other body parts to become heavily swollen.

The Egyptian is still believed to be the world's heaviest woman ahead of American Pauline Potter who the Guinness Book of World Records recorded at 293 kilos in July past year.

In December 2016, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj helped her obtain a visa to India, where a team of dedicated local doctors are supervising her case.

However, Dr Lakdawala told the BBC in December that he believed Ms Abd El Aty did not have elephantiasis but suffered from obesity-related lymphoedema which causes huge swelling of the legs. According to the team of doctors, Egyptian women weight had been brought under 400 kilograms since she arrived in Mumbai in early February. In last 25 years, Eman was unable to move out of her house.

It is increasingly common in India, which has a growing problem with obesity, particularly in urban areas.