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35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery

Joseph R. Gannascoli

Joseph R. Gannascoli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli underwent a Lap-Band surgery. The procedure helped “The Sopranos” actor drop over 100 pounds. He credits golf with helping him keep off the weight.

Age: 60

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York

Caitlin Van Zandt

Caitlin Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Soap opera actress Caitlin Van Zandt had Lap-Band surgery in 2008. After the procedure, she said, “I feel much sexier and much happier.”

Age: 33

Birthplace: New York City, New York

David Lange

David Lange is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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New Zealand politician David Lange underwent gastric bypass surgery in 1982. The book “Working with David: Inside the Lange Cabinet” claims that the surgery caused Lange’s health to weaken, hurting his political career.

Age: Died at 63 (1942-2005)

Birthplace: Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand

Fern Britton

Fern Britton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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TV host Fern Britton underwent lap-band surgery in 2006. She initially denied having the procedure, but later it was revealed that she had went under the knife.

Age: 61

Birthplace: Ealing, London, United Kingdom

Jineane Ford

Jineane Ford is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Former-beauty queen Jineane Ford had Lap-Band surgery in 2006. She loved the procedure so much that she encouraged her mother to also have Lap-Band surgery.

Age: 59

Birthplace: Arizona

Benedict Francis

Benedict Francis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Actor Benedict Francis had Lap-Band surgery in 2009.

Age: 46

Birthplace: Isleworth, London

Mikey Robbins

Mikey Robbins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Comedian Mikey Robbins had Lap-Band surgery in 2006. He decided to have the surgery to combat his obesity, diabetes, and other health issues.

Age: 57

Birthplace: Newcastle, Australia

Lauren Manzo

Lauren Manzo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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Reality TV star Lauren Manzo of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame underwent Lap-Band surgery in 2011. She said that getting the procedure was the best decision of her entire life.

Age: 30

Birthplace: New Jersey

Corey Harrison

Corey Harrison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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“Pawn Stars” Corey Harrison underwent Lap-Band surgery in 2010 and lost 192 pounds.

Age: 35

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

Jo Marie Payton

Jo Marie Payton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 35+ Celebrities Who Had Weight Loss Surgery
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“Family Matters” and “Perfect Strangers” actress Jo Marie Payton had gastric bypass surgery in 1985.

Age: 68

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