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10 Celebs Who've Had Weight Loss Surgery

One even had gastric bypass and a lap band

(Newser) - Not all celebrities lose weight by subsisting entirely on air and kale . Celebuzz rounds up 10 stars who've gone under the knife to shed some pounds:
  • Sharon Osbourne got lap-band surgery in 1999 and lost 125 pounds, but by 2006 she had gained back 65 pounds and said the
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Woman Dies After Lap-Band Procedure—5th So Far

Her outpatient center calls story 'premature'

(Newser) - Lap-Band surgery appears to have claimed another victim. A woman in Orange County, Calif., died earlier this month after undergoing the procedure, the fifth to expire since the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign started two years ago, the Los Angeles Times reports. Paula Rojeski, 55, was 5 foot 5 and weighed around... More »

40% of Gastric Band Patients Have Complications

But supporters say technique, product has improved in last decade

(Newser) - More negative news on gastric banding weight-loss surgery: A Belgian study suggests the bands are prone to nasty complications years after surgery. Almost 40% of patients had a major complication 12 years or more down the road, LiveScience reports. Infections and disintegration of the band were the main issues; 60%... More »

Gastric Bypass Works Better Than Lap-Band: Study

Older procedure fares better in year-long review

(Newser) - Lap-Band surgery got a big thumbs up from the FDA a week ago, but a new study has found that gastric bypass, an older weight-loss surgery, may be the best option for overweight patients. Researchers at UC San Francisco found that the gastric bypass procedure known as Roux-en-Y bypass, which... More »

Surgeon Under Review After Second Lap-Band Death

Women died after weight-loss surgery

(Newser) - A surgeon is under review by California's medical board after two of his patients died after receiving Lap-Band implants to lose weight, reports the Los Angeles Times . The board informed relatives of the women, ages 33 and 52, that the "quality of care" provided by Dr. Atul Madan at... More »

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