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Pope Francis underwent surgery for ‘colon diverticulitis’

(CNN) – The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis’ surgery for “colonic diverticulitis” is over and he is “well behaved”.

The pope went to Jemelie Hospital in Rome on Sunday for what the Vatican said was a planned operation for “colonic diverticulitis.”

“The Holy Father responded well to surgery performed under general anesthesia,” Matteo Bruni, director of the Sacred Vision Press Office, said in a written statement.

The surgery for “diverticulitis stenosis of the sigmoid colon” was performed by Professor Sergio Alberi, assisted by Professor Luigi Sofo, Dr. Antonio Tordorelli and Dr. Roberta Mengi.

“It was done by anesthesiologists Professors Massimo Antonelli, Liliana Solasi and Drs. Roberto de Chico and Marricio Chow. Professor Giovanni Batista Toglito and Roberto Bernabeu were also in the operating room, ”he said.

Within hours of the traditional Sunday Angels prayer in St. Peter’s Square, the 84-year-old pope entered the hospital for a planned operation.

About Colon Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is an inflammation that occurs when people create small sacs in the walls of the colon.

Sacks or bags are called diverticula. It usually has no symptoms, but it can cause nausea and sometimes bleeding.

It is a common condition that affects more than half of the adults in the United States, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and it is the most common in the age range.

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