Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves hospital after successful surgery: Statement

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment, according to an official statement from the Saudi Press Agency.

Last week, King Salman underwent a successful operation to remove his gallbladder. He was first admitted to King Faisal Specialist Hospital on July 20 due to an inflammation in the gall bladder.


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Two days later, Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers held a meeting chaired by King Salman who led the meeting virtually from his headquarters in King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.

At the time, SPA described the operation as a laparoscopic surgery, which is “a low-risk procedure that usually involves only small incisions and a small camera to aid the surgeons’ work,” according to the Associated Press.

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