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.
Her family said she had not left her house for 25 years until she came to Mumbai on a chartered plane. She was bedridden all her life, unable to move or even roll over in bed. Her weight has now been brought under 400kg since she arrived in Mumbai in early February.
On March 7th 2017, Eman successfully underwent a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy at Saifee Hospital.
Eman's sister, Shaimaa Selim had contacted Lakdawala who later studied Eman's condition before treating her. They want to correct all her medical associated problems and make her healthy before she travels back to Egypt. Doctors suspect that her obesity is linked to one or multiple genes of the 91 which are known to be connected to obesity.
"She is now on oral fluids and accepting them well, " a statement from the hospital said. She also faced some other serious ailments including diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and sleep deprivation due owing to the problem of heavy weight.
According to medical experts, Abd El Aty was born at 5kg at birth and was suffering from a disruption of the glands as well as from a parasite called elephantiasis.
She had already lost 18 stone before the op but doctors are now monitoring the further weight loss ahead of flying her back home to Alexandria, Egypt. Eman's initial request for an Indian visa was denied, but a plea through Twitter led to involvement of India's foreign minister, who intervened, and eventually she was granted the visa.
Eman went through Bariatric surgery which is a stomach-shrinking bypass procedure carried out on those wanting to lose excessive weight.