Former ‘World’s heaviest woman’ Dies In Abu Dhabi Hospital After Weight-Loss Surgery

Eman Abdul Atti, once believed to be the “world’s heaviest woman,” died on Monday due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to a statement from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.

The 37-year old Egyptian woman weighed 1,102 pounds (500 kg), her family reported, prior to undergoing weight reduction surgery at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai in March.

All signs looked positive immediately following the surgery for Eman, who had lost more than 200 pounds prior to the operation.

“She is very happy, she started dancing in her bed,” Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, the surgeon who performed her laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy operation, told CNN in March. “Her smile has come back.” The procedure involves removing part of the stomach so that only a “sleeve,” roughly the size and shape of a banana, is left behind, along with the muscle that controls emptying food into the intestine.

On September 9, Eman celebrated her 37th birthday.



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