Medicine

World's heaviest woman undergoes surgery for obesity in Saifee Hospital

World's heaviest woman undergoes surgery for obesity in Saifee Hospital

A 36-year-old Egyptian woman reportedly the heaviest in the world has undergone successful weight-loss surgery at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, a hospital spokeswoman said on Thursday. She previously weighed around 500 kilos and lost 100 kilos at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, India.

The hospital said she was in dire need of the surgery, and she was flown to Mumbai from Alexandria in February. According to the statement from hospital, "she had an uneventful surgery and anesthesia course".

During the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), about 75 per cent of the stomach is removed leaving a narrow gastric "tube" or "sleeve" for digestive food.

Bariatric surgery is typically a last resort for people who are dangerously obese. According to her team of doctors, they will now focus attention on dealing with emerging medical issues associated with her weight loss surgery before she is due to return to Egypt. Potter won the Guinness Book of World Records in July 2016, with a recorded weight of 645 pounds.

Asked about the effect of so much weight loss on her body and muscles, he said, "We are well aware of impact on the body of a patient when a lot of weight is reduced in a short period of time".


The doctors have been able to operate Eman smoothly since all her body parameters are cooperating well. This medical condition involves swelling of limbs and other body parts, which has left the woman nearly immobile.

The world's fattest woman at 79 stone (500kg) has lost a fifth of her body weight in three weeks after flying for life-saving stomach surgery in India.

Next came the logistics of getting Eman on a flight. Eman's initial request for an Indian visa was denied, but a plea through Twitter led to involvement of India's foreign minister, who intervened, and eventually she was granted the visa.

Eman's sister approached doctors in India in October 2016 stating that Abd El Aty needed urgent medical attention.

She is likely to lose more weight in the coming months. Abd El Aty will also be subjected to physiotherapy before going back home.