World’s heaviest woman undergoes weight loss surgery in India

Eman after her surgery on Wednesday. (Supplied)

BBC – An Egyptian woman, believed to be the world’s heaviest at 500kg (1,102lb), has undergone weight reduction surgery.

A spokesperson at Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital said Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, had lost 100kg since arriving in India in January.

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

Her family said she had not left her house for 25 years until she came to Mumbai on a chartered plane.

The spokesperson told the BBC that she was likely to lose more weight in the coming months.

The surgery was performed by a team of doctors led by bariatric surgeon, Dr Muffazal Lakdawala.

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is used as a last resort to treat people who are dangerously obese (having a body mass index of 40 or above or 35 plus other obesity-related health conditions).

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