Weight Loss

Heaviest woman in the world airlifted for weight-loss surgery

The heaviest woman in the world underwent successful weight-loss surgery, doctors announced Thursday.

The bariatric surgery was performed Tuesday in Mumbai on 1,000-plus-pound Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, according to NDTV.

Abd El Aty, 36, had to be removed from her home in Alexandria, Egypt — which she hadn’t left in 25 years — with a crane.

She was then flown last month on a plane especially modified with safety gear, like a portable ventilator and defibrillator, to Saifee Hospital in India.

Doctors performed the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy only after Ahmed shed more than 220 pounds.

“She is now on oral fluids and accepting them well,” the hospital said in a statement. “The future course of action for the medical team working on her will be to correct all her associated medical problems, to get her fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible.”

Abd El Aty is expected to lose more weight in the coming months.

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