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New Jersey's governor taking control of -- help with the weight loss procedure.
After decades of struggles with the scale Chris Christie underwent gastric band surgery which is -- as a minimally invasive approach.
The procedure chosen by some 200000.
Americans every year the fifty year old governor has put up with all the criticism.
-- that a politician.
But has poked fun at himself.
Down -- and it's not -- that don't you know tolerated.
Five -- it anyway.
500 interest if it's hot and Wally.
He knows comedians make their living making jokes at his expense.
He opened up to trust them to the top 102011.
I think you guys know this on the particularly self conscious about this.
But it's not news flash to -- -- overweight you know.
Earlier this year Christie was angered when Clinton -- -- White House doctor Connie Mariano criticized his weight fearing he would quote die in office.
If she wants to get on a plane and come here to New Jersey.
And -- if she wants to examine me and review -- my medical history of conversation with her about that until that time she should shut up.
-- later on February 16.
Governor Christie have the surgery that the operational and forty minutes.
He was home this afternoon the surgery is not a quick facts and the governor will have to learn to eat healthy.
And he's gonna have to exercise.
A Fox News medical doctors have the surgery will add years to -- life.
He's going to be reversing a lot of the cardiovascular issues that can develop.
Because of obesity like high blood pressure and small vessel disease in the heart.
Christie tells a New York Post he's already lost forty pounds the Republican governor is running for a second term in November.
In New York Julie Banderas Fox News.
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