Third Ballesteros operation is a success

Third Ballesteros operation is a success

Doctors at Madrid’s La Paz hospital have declared Seve Ballesteros’ third brain operation a success.

Today’s surgery lasted over six hours and was intended to alleviate pressure on the brain caused by an edema, and to remove remaining tumour tissues.

Ballesteros, the 51-year-old five-time major winner, was diagnosed with a tumour earlier this month and has already had two operations – the second to reduce swelling on the brain.

A statement issued by the La Paz hospital read: “The patient, Mr Severiano Ballesteros, has been subjected to a new surgery that ended at 17.00 today with no complications occurring.

“In the operation, the aims originally planned have been achieved and the edema and the remnants of the tumour eliminated.

“The patient entered the operating room of the neurosurgery service at 08.30 for the preparation and process anaesthetic and the intervention began at 10.30.

“It has involved three neurosurgeons, two anaesthesiologists and three nurses.

“The patient is stable... and is currently under observation in the intensive care unit.”


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