Joseph R. Gannascoli
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.
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Caitlin Van Zandt
Soap opera actress Caitlin Van Zandt had Lap-Band surgery in 2008. After the procedure, she said, “I feel much sexier and much happier.”
Birthplace: New York City, New York
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
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.
Birthplace: Ealing, London, United Kingdom
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.
Actor Benedict Francis had Lap-Band surgery in 2009.
Birthplace: Isleworth, London
Comedian Mikey Robbins had Lap-Band surgery in 2006. He decided to have the surgery to combat his obesity, diabetes, and other health issues.
Birthplace: Newcastle, Australia
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.
Birthplace: New Jersey
“Pawn Stars” Corey Harrison underwent Lap-Band surgery in 2010 and lost 192 pounds.
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
Jo Marie Payton
“Family Matters” and “Perfect Strangers” actress Jo Marie Payton had gastric bypass surgery in 1985.