On Sunday, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro underwent surgery to repair an abdominal hernia, his fourth operation since being stabbed in the stomach a year ago at a campaign rally, according to his doctors.
The operation at Sao Paulo’s Vila Nova Star hospital lasted more than five hours, the medical centre reported in a statement signed by his surgeon, Antonio Luiz Macedo.
“The procedure was a success,” Macedo’s statement said, adding that the president was recovering and in stable condition.
He said a significant part of Bolsonaro’s intestine had to be removed after it had become strongly attached to the abdominal wall. Doctors used a mesh implant to strengthen muscle tissue, Macedo added.
Bolsonaro is expected to spend five days in hospital and should be able to travel by plane after a week, Macedo said.