Courtesy Sandra Lee
People Staff
May 19, 2015 03:25 PM

Celebrity chef Sandra Lee is out of surgery following a double mastectomy Tuesday morning and is doing well, according to her partner of 10 years, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“Around 8 a.m. this morning, Sandy underwent surgery that concluded just before 1 p.m.,” Cuomo, 57, said in a statement. “I am happy to report that she is doing as well as could be expected and has begun the post-surgery recovery process. On behalf of Sandy and myself, I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers over the last few days. Your support has meant the world to us.”

Lee, 48, was diagnosed with a common form of breast cancer, DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), in March. She is expected to make a full recovery.

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Lee’s team has been updating friends and family via Facebook throughout the day.

A recent post features a picture of Lee and Cuomo in scrubs along with the message: “Sandra is out of surgery! She is currently in a recovery room with Governor Cuomo and her sister Kimber. She’s still a little groggy, but grateful the surgery is completed for today. Check them out – stylish even in scrubs!”

Earlier this morning, her team shared that Cuomo drove Lee and her sister to the hospital, and that the governor dressed in scrubs and “stayed by her side” in the operating room “until she fell asleep, and the surgeons got to work.”

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