Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna was hospitalised in San Carlos de Apoquindo Hospital, in Santiago, Chile, and is undergoing surgery on the gallbladder.
Updated at 18:00 with the medical bulletin issued by the San Carlos de Apoquindo Catholic University Hospital
With reference to the current state of health of Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna, the San Carlos de Apoquindo Catholic University Hospital (Santiago, Chili) would like to inform that:
Mgr Scicluna was admitted at the clinic on Tuesday (20th February 2018) at 21:00hrs with abdominal pain that he felt on previous days. After being examined by a medical team, he was diagnosed with probable acute cholecystitis and various tests were performed to confirm the diagnosis.
This condition required, as a first step, antibiotic and analgesic treatment for the inflammation of the gallbladder, to then be able to perform a laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder. The surgery was performed this morning (Chile time).
Mgr Scicluna is now in good condition, recovering well from laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive procedure with a very good prognosis.
The surgery was carried out by the Department of Digestive Surgery, headed by Dr Rodrigo Miguieles.
It is expected that the recovery time at the hospital will take between 48 and 72 hours.