42-year-old Asia’s heaviest woman lost 214 kgs, gets a new way of life
~Amita Was the Heaviest Asian Woman Weighing 300 Kgs ~
~After 4 Years of Successful Bariatric Surgery, Amita Rajani Is 86 Kgs Now Says Dr Shashank Shah~
Mumbai: 42-year-old woman Amita Rajani, Resident of Vasai, Palghar district, Maharashtra, who pre-operatively weighed 300 kgs (maximum weight), is the heaviest Asian woman to have successfully undergone a weight loss surgery, and after 4 years, she weighs 86 kgs today! Dr Shashank Shah, a renowned bariatric surgeon and founder of LaparoObeso Centre, at Lilavati Hospital and Hinduja Healthcare Surgical Hospital, Mumbai, helped her battle the bulge.
Childhood is that golden period of life; however, this wasn’t the same in case of Amita. Back then, she was a normal baby, weighing 3 kgs. But, her life took a turn for the worse, and at the age of 6, she started piling up kilos. At 16, she was massive 126 kgs and couldn’t perform her real-world activities with ease. This took a toll on her self-esteem too. Even leading endocrinologists from India and from the UK, was unable to find the exact cause of obesity.
Amita’s misery continued as she piled up whooping 300 kgs, and was unable to step out of the house. Her family was worried as she would require constant assistance even to help her walk and carry out other daily activities. Moreover, Amita would need oxygen support intermittently owing to breathing issues. Also, she was given special nursing care with the help of 100’s of towels. For eight years before the surgery, she was confined to bed.
Soon, the tables turned when she visited Shashank Shah, at LaparoObeso Centre, at Lilavati Hospital and Hinduja Healthcare Surgical Hospital, Mumbai, who thoroughly investigated for undergoing bariatric surgery. That was the only time she stepped out of the house after many years. Amita was not just diagnosed with super morbid obesity but also deranged cholesterol, kidney dysfunction, type II diabetes, and breathing problem.
Before surgery, she was prepared for two months. A separate ambulance was arranged where the door was removed and then a large six-and-a-half-inch sofa was fitted in the ambulance to take her to the hospital. In the hospital, she was put on a tailor-made diet, and a special bed, clothes and a weighing machine was arranged for her. Her surgery was divided into two stages.
In 2015, she underwent 1st stage metabolic surgery which was a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at LOC. Later, h;