Exclusive Interview With Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala - Bariatric Surgeon of 500kg Egyptian Woman
- Dr. Muffazzal
Lakdawala is a famous bariatric surgeon who has treated many celebrities in
- Eman Ahmed is a
500 kg Egyptian woman who has a rare LEPR mutation that triggered her
- Dr. Muffazal
Lakdiwala spoke to Medindia about treating Eman and the
obesity levels in India
weighing 500 kg
, was one of the
heaviest women in the world and she arrived in India in February to undergo a
bariatric surgery that would help her lose weight rapidly. Thirty
six year old Eman,
from Alexandria in Egypt, had to travel by a special cargo plane to reach
India. There was a fully equipped truck waiting for her at the airport, along
with an ambulance and a police patrol car, to escort her to a specially built
room at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. She was lifted with the help of a crane, along
with the bed that she was lying on while traveling. Eman Ahmed's Condition
Eman Ahmed is believed to be suffering
from an LEPR mutation that lowers feeling of satiety or fullness after a meal.
So she continues to eat.
How Will Bariatric Surgery Help Eman?
- Eman weighed 5kg
at birth and was said to have been diagnosed with elephantiasis. However,
Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala, who is treating her, says that it could have been
obesity related lymphedema
which resulted in the swelling of legs and an inability to walk.
- When Eman was 11 years old, she developed a
stroke that left her bed ridden
- Eman was weighed
on an industrial scale just before she left Alexandria and she had weighed
- She is wider than
she is tall. She was 151cms
wide and 141cms tall.
- She has not been
able to crawl for more than 3 years.
well-known weight loss surgery called bariatric surgery
was used as a last
resort to treat Eman who was dangerously obese. There are two types of this
- Gastric bypass:
In this type of surgery, the digestive system is connected past a
considerable portion of the stomach, to make the body feel full with lower
amount of food.
- Gastric band:
In this type of bariatric surgery, a band is used to lower stomach size so
that a smaller quantity of food would make the body feel full.
of The Institute of Minimal Asurgical Sciences and Research C, Saifee Hospital's
leading bariatric surgeon, Dr Muffazal
, spoke to Medindia exclusively about treating Eman. ...