Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June Shannon to undergo sleeve gastrectomy

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Mama June Shannon will be going under the knife.

The star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is scheduled for a gastric sleeve surgery later this month, Page 6 confirms. The 36-year-old was hospitalized recently after collapsing. Doctors suspect that this happened as a result of her overdoing it while losing 90 lbs to prepare for this procedure.

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The result is a sleeve or tube like structure. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach, although there could be some dilatation of the stomach later on in life. The procedure is generally performed laparoscopically and is irreversible.

TMZ reports that Beverly Hills sleeve specialist surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz will be performing the operation.


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