'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

Kathleen Mckinney
May 6, 2017

But she would need further surgery to walk again, he said.

Her family told doctors that as a child she had elephantiasis diagnosed, a condition that causes the limbs and other body parts to swell, leaving her nearly immobile.

Bariatric surgery may be an option if you have severe obesity and have not been able to lose weight or keep from gaining back any weight you lost using other methods such as lifestyle treatment or medications. However, Dr Lakdawala refuted charges and affirmed that Eman had recovered well adding that Saimma was making such accusations against the doctors because she did not wish to take her sister to Egypt owing to financial reasons.

An Egyptian woman believed to be the heaviest in the world has left hospital in India after losing more than 51 stone (324kg) thanks to weight-loss surgery.

A green corridor has been created for transporting Eman from Saifee Hospital to Gate No. 5 of Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport in Mumbai.

After raising money, El Aty was flown to India on a chartered cargo plane so that she could undergo surgery.

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Indian media outlets have said Ahmed's family was not satisfied with her treatment in Mumbai and that differences had arisen with the staff.

"The idea is to complete what has been done at Saifee hospital in Mumbai". Sources at VPS healthcare that's taken Eman to Abu Dhabi now say that they would have preferred for her to be moved through the hospital on a mobile bed which would have been wheeled upto the ambulance parked outside that took her to the airport.

"Eman is an inspiration to millions of critical and obese patients world over that someone as serious as her can get better with expert medical care and advances in medical science", the Save Eman Cause said.

However, Abd El Aty's sister and her medical team have butted heads over her treatment recently. Based on reports of tests that studied 91 of her genes, doctors were planning to enroll her in a clinical trial in the USA on a drug that might help in her monogenic obesity. Her genetic tests had showed that she has a rare gene mutation that can not be cured through surgery.

Ms Ahmed's journey from the hospital to the city's global airport, via a green corridor provided by the Mumbai traffic police, turned into a spectacle, with camera crews from the media tracking her ambulance's every motion amid popping flashbulbs. She continues to suffer from occasional seizures and is physically unable to speak properly or swallow liquids.


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