Mar 10, 2017 02:21 AM EST
Eman Ahmed Adb El Aty, known as the world's heaviest woman, has successfully undergone a surgery at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, India. She was flown in for the special surgery, which the doctors termed "life-saving" for her.
According to The Telegraph, the Egyptian woman weighed a whopping 1102 lbs when she was brought in for the surgery. A special plane was arranged to bring her to Mumbai for the special "Bariatric" surgery. The 36-year-old had to be airlifted by crane out of her bed. Reportedly, she had not left her house for the last 25 years before this surgery.
Adb El Aty was diagnosed with "Elephantitis", which causes the body parts to swell in her childhood. She has reportedly lost 210 lbs after the successful completion of the surgery. Her surgeon, Dr. Mustafa Lakdawala, opines that the patient is actually the victim of "lymphoedema", a long-term condition that causes the tissues to swell. The condition generally develops in the limbs, the doctor added.
According to NDTV, Ms. Adb El Aty's initial plea for a visa was rejected, but later she got a response from the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, whom she directly tweeted in a plea for help. On March 7th, she underwent a "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy" at the Saifee Hospital. Her doctor, Dr. Lakdawala says that the surgery went normally.
Adb El Aty has suffered a stroke and a series of other ailments due to her weight. The diseases included diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and sleep deprivation. The "Bariatric" surgery that she underwent is a bypass procedure that shrinks the stomach. It is popular among those wanting to lose excessive weight. It is becoming pretty common in India, especially in the urban parts plagued with the growing problem of obesity.
As per the Hospital authorities, the Egyptian national is now on oral fluids and is accepting them well. Her medical team is now looking to correct all her related medical problems so that she can become fit enough to fly back to Egypt as early as possible.
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