Brazil's president undergoes prostate surgery
Oct. 28, 2017
SAO PAULO (AP) — A hospital in Brazil says President Michel Temer is recovering from surgery to reduce the size of his prostate and should be discharged on Monday.
A statement issued by Sao Paulo's Sirio-Libanes Hospital says Temer underwent surgery Friday night and spent the night in a semi-intensive care unit.
Earlier this week, the 77-year-old Temer was briefly hospitalized in Brasilia and had a bladder catheter inserted after doctors diagnosed a urological blockage.
Temer was also recently diagnosed with a partial coronary obstruction which his press office says is being treated with aspirin and a low-fat diet.