Pope Francis has had 3 hospitalizations given that he was elected pope in 2013, and underwent main surgery as a young man to have portion of 1 lung removed
June 7, 2023, six:58 AM ET
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By The Connected Press — Pope Francis has had 3 hospitalizations given that he was elected pope in 2013, and underwent main surgery as a young man to have portion of 1 lung removed.
In among, the 86-year-old pontiff has suffered from bouts of sciatica, or nerve discomfort, that have produced walking and standing challenging. Extra lately, he strained his knee ligaments and had a smaller fracture in 1 knee that have forced him to use a wheelchair and walker for more than a year.
Francis has a private doctor, Dr. Roberto Bernabei, who is an internist and geriatric specialist at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. He also has a private nurse, Massimiliano Strappetti, an employee of the Vatican wellness method whom Francis credited with saving his life when Strappetti diagnosed the 2021 intestinal trouble.
Here’s a appear at the wellness of the pontiff, as he undergoes surgery for a blocked intestine.
1957: In his native Argentina, Francis, then in his early 20s, suffers from a extreme respiratory infection that forces medical doctors to get rid of portion of 1 lung. He later recalls that a nurse saved his life at the time, deciding to double the quantity of drugs he had been provided.
July four-14, 2021: Francis spends ten days in Gemelli hospital in Rome for what the Vatican says is a narrowing of the massive intestine. Medical doctors get rid of 33 centimeters (13 inches) of his colon. Francis emerges saying he can consume what ever he desires, but lamenting he didn’t respond properly to basic anesthesia.
Jan. 24, 2023: Francis tells The Connected Press that the diverticulosis, or bulges in his intestinal wall, that had prompted the 2021 surgery has returned but is below handle.
March 29-April 1, 2023: Francis spends 3 days at Gemelli with a respiratory infection just after feeling a sharp discomfort in his chest and suffering difficulty breathing. Medical doctors diagnose an acute bronchitis and treat him with intravenous antibiotics.
June six, 2023: Francis undergoes unspecified healthcare checks at Gemelli and returns to the Vatican.
June 7, 2023: Francis is admitted to Gemelli for what the Vatican says is abdominal surgery for a blocked intestine. The Vatican says he will be hospitalized for many days.