Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro underwent surgery on Sunday,
September 8th to repair an abdominal hernia, making it his fourth
operation since being stabbed in the stomach a year ago at a campaign
rally.  

The operation at Sao Paulo’s Vila Nova Star hospital lasted more than
five hours, the medical center 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.  

President Bolsonaro is expected to spend five days in hospital and
should be able to travel by plane after a week, Macedo said. Vice
President Hamilton Mourao temporarily assumed the powers of the
presidency on Sunday and will remain in office at least until Thursday, a
presidential spokesman said.  

Bolsonaro was stabbed on September 6, 2018 at a campaign rally in the state of Minas Gerais by a 41-year-old man, who was found to be delusional and psychologically unfit for trial. The assailant, Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, is being held in the psychiatric unit of a maximum security prison.

Source: Lindaikeji