Surgery helps world’s heaviest woman shed weight

Bariatric surgery involves banding or removing part of the stomach, which limits food intake.

Abd El Aty is currently at Mumbai, India’s Saifee Hospital, where she’s lost more than 220 pounds since arriving in January.

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(AFP PHOTO / SAIFEE HOSPITAL) Indian doctors said March 9, 2017, that an Egyptian believed to be the world’s heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilogrammes (220 pounds). Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who previously weighed around 500 kgs, had not left her house in Egypt in over two decades until arriving in Mumbai last month for bariatric surgery. This handout photograph released by The Saifee Hospital on March 9, 2017, shows Egyptian patient Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty as she lies in a hospital bed at The Saifee Hospital in Mumbai on February 11, 2017, ahead of an operation.

Abd El Aty was transported on a mini-truck to the airport, where she was flown on a chartered plane to India.

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.

An Egyptian woman has undergone bariatric surgery in an effort to shed a hefty amount of weight.


The diet helped her drop 14 pounds a day. The Daily Mail reported Abd El Aty lost 66 pounds in five days with a strict 1,200 calorie diet in preparation for the surgery.

In order to transport her to Mumbai, the walls of her room were knocked down and she had to be lifted out of her bed via crane.

“We are trying to get her fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible,” a hospital spokesperson said.

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She is currently in post-op care and being prepped for a flight home. Surgeons operated on the woman’s stomach this past Tuesday.

  Abd El Aty will be monitored at home before the next surgery.

Before the surgery, Abd El Aty had not left her home in 25 years, her family said.

According to India Today, doctors treating Abd El Aty plan on making her lose 440 pounds in half a year.