(Arden Dier, USA Today) – Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty could soon lose her title as the world’s heaviest woman.
The 36-year-old Egyptian, who weighed an estimated 1,100 pounds when she arrived at India’s Saifee Hospital a month ago in order to undergo life-saving weight loss surgery, surprised doctors by losing 210 pounds with diet changes, double the amount doctors had hoped she would lose.
She underwent a successful Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on Tuesday, per India Today. That puts her current weight at about 900 pounds, but doctors expect her to drop another 200 pounds in six to eight months. The gastrectomy reduced Abd El Aty’s stomach to 15% of its original size, meaning food intake will be severely limited from now on, reports the Hindustan Times.