Egyptian Woman Sheds 50 Percent Weight, Leaves India

Reports say the Egyptian woman was discharged from the hospital at around 12: 40 pm on Thursday for her further treatment in Abu Dhabi.

Once dubbed as the heaviest women, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, on Thursday, left India - with lots of love, over 50 percent weight loss and a very special gift - a green corridor to transport her from the Saifee Hospital at Charni Road to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

Initially, the Egyptian media here kept citing the Indian media and published the achievements of Indian doctors who helped Eman lose a lot of weight.

Her weight has gradually increased ever since and she has been unable to leave the house in 25 years.

Refuting the allegations, Dr Aparna Bhaskar, section chief of bariatric surgery at Saifee Hospital, had said that Shaimaa may be criticising the doctors to extend her sister's stay at the hospital.

Eman's sister, in an online video had recently alleged that the doctors at Saifee, made "false claims" about Eman's complete recovery and weight loss of 262 kg. "We are happy that we did bring her weight down", Lakdawala said. Shaina NC, in her official communication, said that Eman's sister Shaimaa Selim signed the discharge papers at the hospital in the presence of Dr Sawant and herself.

The ambulance in which Eman Ahmed left Saifee hospital in Girgaum, Mumbai.

During the early days of her treatment, Eman shed a remarkable 100 kg through a strict protein-rich liquid diet. Lakdawala, too, had denied the charge. "She will need multiple surgeries to straighten her hips and knees".

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, has gotten the thumbs up from her doctors to finally go home after being laid up in a hospital bed since her gastric sleeve procedure, according to Dr. Oz The Good Life. Every treatment plan, method was debated with great detail.

After going through several tests and a surgery and related medical treatment under Dr Lakdawala's team in Saifee Hospital, Eman today weighs around 176 kgs.

"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. Her genetic tests had showed that she has a rare gene mutation that can not be cured through surgery.

  • Joanne Flowers