Gastric Band

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Rosie O'Donnell had vertical gastric sleeve surgery in 2013. Surgeons remove a large portion of the stomach, leaving a banana-shaped "sleeve" that connects the esophagus to the small intestines.

She told People magazine in September 2014: "In my opinion, [this surgery is] something that needs a little more attention for people who have suffered with morbid obesity their whole lives. This has really, really helped [me]."

The former "View" host acknowledged that the surgery didn't solve everything very quickly. "Everyone has to approach it in a way that feels right with them, [but] once you have the surgery, it's not a magic pill," she explained. "It's still hard. You have to risk your life, and you're in severe discomfort for a couple of months, and it forces you to modify your behavior when you haven't been able to before."

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Rosie O'Donnell

Gastric Sleeve

The sleeve gastrectomy procedure can be the first step before other surgical procedures (e.g., gastric bypass) or it may be employed as a single procedure for weight loss.

  • The surgeon creates a small stomach "sleeve” using a stapling device; the rest of the stomach is removed.
  • This procedure induces weight loss in part by restricting the amount of food (and therefore calories) that can be eaten without bypassing the intestines and therefore absorbed.
  • Weight loss and improvement in parameters of metabolic syndrome are connected with the resection of the stomach and subsequent neurohormonal changes.
  • If the sleeve gastrectomy is used as the first step before gastric bypass, in the second step the surgeon attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the stomach pouch, which allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine.
  • The surgeon creates a small stomach "sleeve” using a stapling device; the rest of the stomach is removed.
  • This procedure induces weight loss in part by restricting the amount of food (and therefore calories) that can be eaten without bypassing the intestines and therefore absorbed.
  • Weight loss and improvement in parameters of metabolic syndrome are connected with the resection of the stomach and subsequent neurohormonal changes.
  • If the sleeve gastrectomy is used as the first step before gastric bypass, in the second step the surgeon attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the stomach pouch, which allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine.

Gastric Band Surgery

Gastric Band

In 1999, Sharon Osbourne had gastric band surgery and lost more than 100 pounds, but it wasn't exactly the answer she was looking for to feel better about herself. "The Talk" host felt guilty about the method.

In 2014, she told "Entertainment Tonight," "I felt [like] such a cheat when I had that band on my stomach, and people are saying, 'You look wonderful!' And I'd go, 'Thank you, I just have to leave and vomit.'"

The star admitted she was a "food addict" and eventually learned to control herself.

"I'd be fibbing if I said I don't cheat. Because I do cheat," she revealed. "I cheat a lot on my diet. We all do."

In gastric band surgery, a silicone device is placed around the upper section of the stomach, creating a small pouch above the band and restricting the amount of food that can be comfortably eaten.

Sharon Osbourne