'World's heaviest woman' has surgery in India, loses 100 kgs

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Dr. Lakdawala said in the next six months, she will lose another 100 to 150 kg.Before being brought to Mumbai on a special.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who previously weighed around 500 kilos (1,102 pounds), had not left her house in Egypt in over two decades until arriving in Mumbai last month for bariatric surgery.

"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.

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.

Doctors plan to make Eman lose at least 100 more kilos (200 kg in total) over the next 6 months and are surprised at the rapid rate with which the patient is shedding pounds.

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Eman will soon be sent back to Alexandria and kept under observation until she returns back for the next procedure.

As a child she was diagnosed with elephantiasis, which causes the limbs and other body parts to swell.

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 (645 pounds) in July a year ago. The diet helped her drop 14 pounds a day.

Abd El Aty has suffered a stroke and faced a series of other serious ailments owing to her weight including diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and sleep deprivation.

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is used as a last resort to treat people who are dangerously obese and carrying an excessive amount of body fat.

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.

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