Celebrities Who Have Had Weight Loss Surgery

A year after suffering a heart attack that nearly killed her when she was only 50, Rosie O’Donnell underwent vertical gastric sleeve surgery, a procedure that reduces the stomach to less than half of its original size, in order to help manage her weight and take control of her health. She has said the operation, after which she went from 240 to 176 pounds in two years, was life-changing, but also that the large weight loss was challenging in its own right because of the drastic transformation in her appearance.