A 36-year-old Egyptian woman reportedly the heaviest in the world has undergone successful weight-loss surgery at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, a hospital spokeswoman said on Thursday.
The surgery was performed by a team of doctors led by bariatric surgeon, Dr Muffazal Lakdawala.
The world's heaviest woman alive just set a new record as the first woman to have shed over two hundred kilograms after a risky surgery that drastically cut her weight down.
The hospital said she was in dire need of the surgery, and she was flown to Mumbai from Alexandria in February.
The spokesperson told the BBC that she was likely to lose more weight in the coming months. The bed was made especially for her travel.
There is no history of obesity in her family, inclining the doctors to suspect a genetic mutation may be responsible for the uncontrolled weight gain.
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She successfully underwent a Laparoscoic Sleeve Gastrectomy and is now being monitored for further weight loss before going back to Alexandria, Egypt.
Second only to Abd El Aty is American Pauline Potter, who the Guinness Book of World Records recorded at 293 kilos in July previous year.
"She is now on oral fluids and accepting them well, " a statement from the hospital said.
"In Egypt, Ahmed's diet primarily consisted of a couple of chicken sandwiches and custard, as per her current diet chart set by Nutritionist, Carlyne Remedios, Eman receives 200 ml feeds every two hour starting from 6 am to 12 midnight".
Indian media reports suggested that Abd El Aty suffered stroke and faced a series of other ailments during the process, including high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes and sleep deprivation. This surgery named "laproscopic sleeve gastrectomy" has worked well on Eman and she is now on liquid intake after the completion of its first phase. Her body has adjusted well, and the team will soon work to "correct all her associated medical problems, to get her fit enough to fly back to Egypt".
The bariatric surgery, which shrinks the stomach and is used as a last resort to treat people who are dangerously obese, took place Tuesday.