“1000-Lb Sisters” Star Tammy Slaton Will Undergo Weight Loss Surgery As She Finishes Stint in Rehab

“Let’s do the damn thing!”

After not being able to meet her doctor’s requirements to receive weight loss surgery in the past, Tammy Slaton of TLC’s 1000-Lb Sisters will finally go under the knife next month to have bariatric surgery.  

As The Ashley reported earlier this week, Tammy is still in the rehabilitation center she checked into in late 2021, where she has reportedly been able to quit smoking, drinking alcohol and eating junk food.

The opposite of what Tammy has been up to since December…

In fact, Tammy has made so much progress at the center, that she will reportedly complete her stint at the treatment center earlier than her doctors anticipated, which will also allow her to have weight loss surgery sooner. 

According to The Sun, the 35-year-old wasn’t supposed to have the procedure until August, but she will now go under the knife in June at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 

As fans of “1000-Lb Sisters” may recall, Tammy’s sister Amy Slaton Halterman met the requirements for bariatric surgery earlier in the series after losing more than 100 pounds. Amy went on to welcome a baby with husband Mike Halterman, and the couple is currently expecting their second child. 

Tammy, on the other hand, did not qualify for the procedure and continued to struggle with her weight as well as exhibit “reckless” behavior related to her drinking and smoking.  

At the beginning of her rehab stint, Tammy weighed 639 pounds; she reportedly must weight under 400 pounds to qualify for the surgery. 

Tammy is also planning to have a second operation on her knee after her weight loss surgery, which will alleviate severe joint pain she has been experiencing. Knee pain–- along with her weight–- has prevented Tammy from being able to walk.

It has not been revealed if Tammy’s surgery will be documented for the show, as the future of the Slaton sister’s reality series currently remains unknown. Tammy told fans in March that she hadn’t begun filming yet and it was “gonna be a while before [Season 4] airs.” 


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As for Amy, she previously told producers she would leave the show if her filming hours were not cut going forward, as she wants to be more available for her growing family.

Amy also stated that she had not been contracted for Season 4 of the TLC show at the time and was waiting for the network to get in touch with her to begin negotiations.

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6 Responses

  1. P.S. Best of luck to Tammy. I REALLY HOPE YOU CAN GET THE SURGERY, and that everything works out for the best! We’re all rooting for you!

  2. I never think of Tammy and her dying, when I see a new article…is that weird?

    Anyway, I REALLY hope they continue the Show. I love it, too. I loved how they’d go on the internet, and play, for their own amusement, and our’s. They’re hysterical!

  3. You should be blocked from commenting. You’re either a really sick individual or really bored and just looking for fights.

  4. This is wonderful news! I have to agree with another commenter who said every time they see a story about her they brace themselves for news of her death. I do as well. However to hear she got to the point where she can get surgery is amazing. I genuinely hope she this will be the start of a new and happier life for here.

  5. Every time I see an article I brace myself to hear that Tammy died. If she gets the surgery and is able to keep the weight off maybe I can stop that. I’m really proud of her for losing the weight and sticking with the rehab. I hope brother and sister are keeping their weight down too (and Amy staying healthy for the new baby). I liked watching past seasons and I hope they get another. I’m not going to lie though…last season was hard to watch Tammy self destruct and be so mean to her siblings.

  6. I really hope that she gets the surgery. I didn’t she leave the last rehab “early” and then gained all the weight and another 100 lbs.

    I’m surprised that they haven’t signed on for season 4, tammy and Amy have never a jobs, and this is more money than they have ever made, and it’s not that much work.

    That house Amy bought is because of the show. I saw her views on their youtube videos she maybe had like a couple hundred to a couple thousand. That’s not going to even pay for the internet to upload it.

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