World's Heaviest Person, 500kg, Airlifted For Lifesaving Surgery | Men's Health Magazine Australia

World’s Heaviest Person, 500kg, Airlifted For Lifesaving Surgery

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, reportedly the world’s heaviest person tipping the scales at 500kg, has been airlifted from her homeland of Egypt to Mumbai, India, in a specially modified cargo plane to have lifesaving weight-loss surgery.

The 36-year-old has gained weight at an alarming rate since she was diagnosed with elephantiasis – a condition that causes severe swelling of the limbs – as a child.

But the number on the scales wasn’t her only problem. She also suffered a stroke which left her right arm and leg paralysed and affected her speech.

To get a better understanding of how much her condition has affected her life, Eman was unable to move from her bed and had not left her house for 25 years.

Travelling with a team of two doctors and her sister, Shaimaa Ahmed, Eman arrived safely in Mumbai without any complications. After she was transported to Saifee Hospital via truck, Eman was lifted by a crane to the first floor of the hospital where she will undergo a series of tests over several months before doctors carry out the lifesaving weight loss surgery. 

“She will need a series of bariatric procedures at optimal times over the next few years to achieve best results,” said Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, one of India’s leading bariatric surgeons.


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