Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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PM treated in hospital for foot infection

Netanyahu arrives at Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem for medical procedure. As he was fully conscious throughout treatment, no temporary replacement appointed

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday morning was treated at the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem for an infection in his foot.


The Prime Minister's Office reported that the procedure ended successfully after half an hour, and that Netanyahu went back to work immediately afterwards.


Dr. Eli London of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery was in charge of the treatment. As Netanyahu was fully conscious throughout the procedure, he did not appoint a temporary replacement.


Last October, Netanyahu underwent a colonoscopy procedure in the digestive system and a cystoscopy in the bladder at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. The prime minister went under local anesthesia during the procedures for about 15-30 minutes.


About an year and a half earlier, Netanyahu underwent a routine colonoscopy procedure in which a small polyp was discovered. It was removed and found to be non-malignant. According to the test's medical protocol, Netanyahu was ordered to repeat the same tests within 18 months.


About 30 years ago, a small polyp was found in the prime minister's bladder, which was also found to be non-malignant. A similar test performed 10 years ago came out negative.


According to medical experts, these two tests are routine, particularly at the prime minister's age. Netanyahu will turn 61 on October 21.



פרסום ראשון: 08.10.10, 11:05
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