Netanyahu to stay in hospital for additional day after hernia surgery

Following successful hernia surgery, Prime Minister's Office says Netanyahu will be discharged Tuesday while continuing to oversee his duties from Hadassah Medical Center

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office announced Monday that he will be discharged on Tuesday afternoon from Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem after undergoing hernia surgery, following the advice of his doctors.
In a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, it was noted that Netanyahu "feels very well, and he continues to conduct his daily routine from the hospital, including consultations and conversations."
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Close to 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the hospital announced that "the prime minister's hernia surgery was completed successfully." Prof. Alon Pikarsky, director of Hadassah Medical Center's General Surgery Division who performed the operation, said, "The surgery went as expected and the prime minister is awake, recovering, and talking with his family."
Netanyahu's office said Sunday that the hernia was discovered during a "routine examination" on Saturday night, and it was decided he would undergo the surgery in consultation with his doctors.
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Hadassah Medical Center
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Sources close to Netanyahu said he didn't feel any pain. Ynet has learned that the examination was conducted by the prime minister's personal physician Dr. Zvi Herman Berkowitz after Netanyahu reported discomfort in his abdomen. Ministers who attended the Cabinet meeting Sunday morning reported that Netanyahu appeared "completely fine," and they didn't notice anything unusual about him.
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