'World's heaviest woman' leaves Indian hospital 325 kg lighter after stomach stapling

Glen Mclaughlin
May 6, 2017

Indian media outlets have said Ahmed's family was not satisfied with her treatment in Mumbai and that differences had arisen with the staff. She is now weighing 170 kg or 374 pounds.

Bariatric surgery is an operation that helps you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system.

Mumbai: Once dubbed the heaviest woman on earth, Egyptian Eman Ahmed Abd-El Aty left India after losing over 50 percent weight - for further treatment in Abu Dhabi, officials said on Thursday. She has been discharged from the Saifee hospital in Mumbai on Thursday. Shaimaa told ANI, 'I am thankful to India and the doctors in India for helping my sister'.

That did not disappoint Dr Lakdawala's care towards Eman, he continued to give his service doing what's best for his patient.

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She had also suffered from thyroid problems since she was a child, which made it hard for her to walk.

When Ahmed's story first made global news, Mumbai-based surgeon Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala set up a fundraiser to fly the patient to India.

The 36-year-old from Alexandria has lymphedema, a condition that causes body tissue to swell.

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However, Shaima had earlier lashed out at the concerned surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala and the hospital calling them "liars" and claimed they had put Eman on massive medication to stop her "brain activity".

But he also knew it wouldn't be an easy task. She had to endure the effects of sleep deprivation, hypertension, diabetes and increased blood pressure. He had weighed 970 pounds at his heaviest.

In July a year ago, the Guinness Book of World Records recorded American Pauline Potter as the world's heaviest woman at 293 kilos, well above Abd El Aty's current weight.

Then, Ms. Selim refused to sign certain medical papers, and at one point, said she would go in for a Discharge Against Medical Advice (DAMA). Arguments over the final arrangements threatened to mar the proceedings, and needed intervention by State Health Minister Dr. Deepak Sawant.

"When she was brought here, she was not even able to pass through the CT scan machine".

For now, she is recovering, however she must face procedures in the future to remove more weight and the excess skin leftover after the surgery. "And that is because of tremendous efforts of the doctors", he said.

"She will need multiple surgeries to straighten her hips and knees", he wrote in the blog post.

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