Gaten Matarazzo has confirmed his recent surgery was a “complete success.”
Matarazzo was born with cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), a rare genetic disorder that affects development of bones and teeth.
He posted over the weekend:
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Though my expression in this picture may not show it, the surgery was a complete success😂. This was such A big one, it may be the last one I need. Hopefully at least. Those who suffer from Cleidocranial Dysplasia usually have Supernumerary teeth, which are extra teeth that grow in the gums. I’ve had several surgeries to extract these teeth from within my gums and help expose the teeth that should have already grown in considering my age. In this surgery, the team of amazing medical professionals extracted 14 supernumerary teeth and exposed six of my adult teeth. I was under for four hours. My recovery for the past few days has been great and I can’t thank the team that did the surgery enough. Thank you all for your kind wishes and prayers. It means a lot. Again, if you’d like to learn more about Cleidocranial Dysplasia, you can go to ccdsmiles.org. Thanks again everyone
The “Stranger Things” star’s latest post comes after he shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed, giving a thumbs up.
“Surgery number 4! This is a big one!” he wrote.
“To learn more about Cleidocranial Dysplasia and how you can help those with the condition you can go to ccdsmiles.org,” Matarazzo added.
The 17-year-old’s post was met with responses from a number of celebrity well-wishers, including actress/singer Sierra Boggess, “Madame Secretary” star Patina Miller, former “Walking Dead” star Michael Cudlitz and “Stranger Things” co-star Cara Buono.