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Montevideo, June 17th 2019 - 05:08 UTC

Tag: Surgery

  • Tuesday, April 16th 2019 - 09:03 UTC

    Pele discharged from hospital after successful surgery

    “The patient ... was discharged from hospital this morning,” his doctors said in a statement. The procedure was “successful,” the doctors had said.

    Pele was released from a Sao Paulo hospital on Monday, his Brazilian doctors said, two days after the football great had surgery to remove a kidney stone. The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital last Tuesday, after returning from France where he had received treatment for a urinary tract infection.

  • Tuesday, January 29th 2019 - 09:01 UTC

    Bolsonaro recovering after a nine-hour operation; General Hamilton Mourao acting president

    On Sunday Bolsonaro posted a video of himself dressed in a hospital gown, discussing recent events, including his flight over the disaster of Brumadinho

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has undergone surgery to remove a colostomy bag he had fitted after he was stabbed in the stomach on the campaign trail in September. He is expected to be on strict bed rest for two days after the operation, a presidential spokesman said.

  • Thursday, September 27th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    Ciro Gomes leaves hospital following minor prostate surgery

    Gomes had been campaigning in Rio de Janeiro state on Tuesday morning before being admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo in the afternoon having felt pain.

    Brazil presidential election candidate Ciro Gomes left hospital in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, a day after undergoing surgery on his prostate. Currently running third in opinion polls ahead of the October 7 election first round, 60-year-old Gomes underwent a minimally invasive procedure that involved the “cauterization of blood vessels,” his center-left PDT party said in a statement.

  • Friday, September 21st 2018 - 09:23 UTC

    Bolsonaro undergoes further surgery to drain liquid from abdomen

    The extreme right presidential candidate at his hospital bed

    Brazilian extreme right presidential candidate Jain Bolsonaro, who was stabbed during a political rally over a week ago and has since been under intensive care in the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, had to undergo another emergency invasive intervention following high fever and accumulation of liquid in his abdomen.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    First ever genital transplant performed at John Hopkins University in Maryland

    The team of 11 surgeons performed the transplant over 14 hours on 26 March. Dr WP Andrew Lee, is head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins

    A team of US doctors has successfully carried out the world's first total transplant of a penis and scrotum. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, performed the operation on a soldier who had been wounded by a bomb in Afghanistan.