By: Rabab Nassar

Photo: Sondos Saeed

Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology held a press conference to announce the results of the surgery, which was performed for the patient Omeima Salah, weighing 300 kg.

Dr. Khalid Jawdat, professor of obesity surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, said that a team of surgeons performed rare and unique surgery for a patient with a weight of 300 kg.

He pointed out that the team of specialized surgeons in the university hospitals are taking more than 5 cases of weights close to this weight per month. He stressed that the hospital decided to conduct a "free" operation for Omaima, and fully adopted the situation in recognition of economic conditions, especially as it has the largest center for obesity surgery in the Middle East. The process of converting the stomach is the best international technology so far, as the entrance of the stomach is separated from the rest of the area, and the work of a bridge of the intestine to reduce the eating of the patient and reduce weight, which ensures that it does not return to obesity again, and then be rehabilitated and processed.

Dr. Tarek Yousef, deputy director of the Demerdash surgical hospital, added that we have a center for obesity surgery that conducts more than 80 cases a month from simple to large. It is also clear that obesity surgery is expensive surgery in the whole world, and is not subject to health insurance. We succeeded in overcoming this problem. We managed to do this without any profit, and 20% of the operations are free of charge through the support of other parties. The story is not a cosmetic or complementary process because of obesity and the story is not just the operation, but the problem is where surgery is performed, it may be done in cheap places, and most surgical instruments are for one use, such as surgical staples, which are used only once, Garbage and disposed of completely.