Bolsonaro Undergoes 7-Hour Surgery To Remove Colostomy Bag

President is expected to be back in the office on Wednesday

Brasília and São Paulo

President Jair Bolsonaro underwent a seven-hour intestine reconstruction on Monday (28th), in São Paulo. The procedure - which lasted from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM - was successful, according to press officers, although it lasted four hours longer than expected.

Jair Bolsonaro records a social media video before entering the operation room - Instagram

Bolsonaro's medical team had to change course mid-surgery and switch to a more complicated surgery technique, because of the number of abdominal adhesions they found

The simplest option was to reconnect the two parts of the lower intestines so that the gastrointestinal transit could go back to normal.
But the surgeons opted to connect a larger intestine loop with the smaller intestines and to achieve that, they had to remove the larger intestine section attached to the colostomy bag.

There were many abdominal adhesions and lesions caused by the stabbing attack during the campaign, and the two surgeries that followed.

Translated by NATASHA MADOV

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Talita Fernandes , Joelmir Tavares and Cláudia Collucci