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Rosie O’Donnell underwent gastric sleeve surgery

Source: Fox News

At a luncheon sponsored by the American Heart Surgery Association in Detroit on Friday, Rosie O’Donnell revealed that she underwent vertical gastric sleeve surgery according to TVGuide.com.

The story which first appeared in People magazine reports that since having the procedure in July, O’Donnell says she has lost 40 pounds and currently weighs 190 pounds.

The weight loss surgery reduces one’s stomach size by approximately 25 percent and thereby limits the amount of food your stomach can hold. “I did it to save my life,” O’Donnell, who suffered a heart attack in 2012, said. She also had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was pre-diabetic.

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