Egyptian Woman’s Extremely Dramatic Weight Loss Points Out Safety and Effectiveness of Today’s Procedures, says Dr. Feiz & Associates

Marlem lost 72 pounds with the help of a sleeve gastrectomy.

While Emam’s situation is unusually drastic and requires vastly more medical supervision than is typically required, the success of the woman’s treatment so far is illustrative of the extremely effective and safe nature of today’s weight loss surgery.

A May 5 article on Women’s Health tells the story of Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, an Egyptian woman who has lost a stunning 713 pounds in just two months, with seemingly good health results so far. The woman, who started out at over 1,100 pounds and who had been confined to her bed for 20 years, traveled to Mumbai, India’s Saifee Hospital to receive the procedure and remained under constant care due to the extreme nature of her condition and the very rapid weight loss she was experiencing. Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, while Emam’s situation is unusually drastic and requires vastly more medical supervision than is typically required, the success of the woman’s treatment so far is illustrative of the extremely effective and safe nature of today’s weight loss surgery.

Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, while sleeve gastrectomy is obtained by persons who are medically considered to be severely obese, most patients who obtain the procedure are dealing with vastly smaller amounts of weight than the case in Mumbai. They note that, to qualify for a weight loss surgery, patients need to have a BMI of 40 or above, or 35 and above with related health problems, to qualify for the procedure. This would mean, for example, that a 5’ 5”person who weighed 241 pounds, or a person of the same height weighing only 211 pounds but with type 2 diabetes related to her weight, might also qualify for a procedure….

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