Egyptian Woman Leaves India 715 Pounds Lighter After Surgery

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After almost 83 days of treatment under Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, Chairman, Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences & Research Centre, Saifee Hospital, she now weighs around 171 kgs. Back in January, her weight was about 1,155 pounds.

Her next operations will take place in Abu Dhabi, where Ms Ahmed is being taken in an air ambulance, accompanied by a team of nine specialists, including a critical care doctor, paramedics and nurses.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty had been previously considered the heaviest woman in the world, but thanks to an intervention from doctors in India, she managed to leave their hospital 325 kg lighter than her previous weight. She has been discharged from the Saifee hospital in Mumbai on Thursday.

Abd El Aty, 36, will now undergo further treatment in Abu Dhabi, Reuters reported.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed about 500 kilograms when she arrived in Mumbai in February, but has shed an astonishing 323kg since undergoing a series of medical procedures. Given the speculation on Eman's next phase of treatment, "hospitality and holistic healing" is high on the agenda for VPS Healthcare.

Doctors who reduced the size of her stomach to help her lose weight said she will continue her treatment in Abu Dhabi.

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Earlier, Eman Ahmed's sister Saimma Selim had alleged that Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who has been treating the former is not correct about his updates about Eman's health and recovery, adding that her sister has not recovered at all.

Doctors at the Mumbai clinic responded by saying these remarks may have been due to the Egyptian family's wish to extend Ahmed's stay there.

According to her doctor, the only cause for the delays was signing the appropriate paperwork, to which the health minister argued that the government needs to prepare and standardize protocols to handle people with similar cases of morbid obesity.

She had not left her home in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria for two decades until she arrived in India on a specially-modified Airbus plane in February. She may never walk again due to suffering a stroke, back in 2016, that left her paralyzed on one side of the body.

"This has been a landmark case when it comes to the medical fraternity and the good doctors and the large heart shown by India, Maharashtra and Mumbai, when it comes to medical tourism is something that everyone echos unequivocally", she said.

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