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500 kg Egyptian woman undergoes weight-loss surgery


  • Published: 2017-03-09 22:54:47 BdST

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Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed Abdelaly, admitted in Saifee Hospital here since a month, underwent a successful weight reduction surgery on March 7, a medical bulletin said on Thursday.

Eman, 37, weighing nearly 500 kgs and billed as the heaviest woman in the world, was brought from Alexandria on February 11 for a weight-loss programme which includes surgery.

The surgery was conducted under the supervision of well-known bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala, Chairman of Saifee Hospital's Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences & Research Centre.

Since her arrival in Mumbai, Eman has already lost over 100 kg and presents a different picture -- the surgery will help her shed more weight.

Though the hospital authorities declined to give details of the actual weight loss accrued till date, it is believed to be another 100 kgs or so.

"The medical team of Saifee Hospital successfully performed a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery on Eman on March 7. She had an uneventful surgery and anaesthesia course," a hospital medical bulletin said on Thursday.

She is now on oral fluids and is accepting them well as the weight-reduction course progresses.

"The future course of action for the medical team working on her will be to correct all her associated medical problems, to get her fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible. The patient is now in post-op care and we will share more updates in due course," the hospital said.

Earlier, Lakdawala had said that they planned to reduce another around 150-200 kgs and bring her around to 100 kgs or less.

Eman's condition will now be monitored before the next surgery is fixed to bring her down to a lean and trim 100 kgs or so.

The hospital has already announced that all the treatment for the high-profile patient would be free of cost.