World's heaviest woman undergoes successful bariatric surgery; sheds 100kgs

World's heaviest woman undergoes successful bariatric surgery; sheds 100kgs

An Egyptian woman believed to be the world's heaviest at 500kg has undergone weight reduction surgery.

"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.

Bed-ridden Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty had not left the house for more than two decades until she was flown to Mumbai last month for bariatric surgery.

Abd El Aty is expected to lose more weight in the coming months.

Her family posted a desperate plea online to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi asking for medical assistance.

Abd El Aty was heavier than Pauline Potter, an American who weighed in at 293 kilograms a year ago and supposedly worked off her weight through sex marathons.

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The 36-year-old had previously been labelled the "world's heaviest woman" and had been unable to leave her home for 25 years.

A spokesman at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital said: "We are trying to get her fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible". "She is now in post-operative care unit and she had an uneventful surgery and anaesthesia course".

"In Egypt, Ahmed's diet primarily consisted of a couple of chicken sandwiches and custard, as per her current diet chart set by Nutritionist, Carlyne Remedios, Eman receives 200 ml feeds every two hour starting from 6 am to 12 midnight". Doctors are waiting for genetic test results to determine if a genetic disorder is responsible for her obesity. She has also undergone bariatric surgery, which was successfully conducted on March 7, 2017.

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 next phase of her treatment will involve looking after the associated problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and sleep deprivation. This was later granted after a tweet pleading for help was sent directly to India's foreign minister, who intervened.

The bariatric surgery, which shrinks the stomach and is used as a last resort to treat people who are dangerously obese, took place Tuesday.

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