Unfortunate news broke Tuesday night that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva had been forced out of his UFC 198 bout with Uriah Hall this Saturday due to a problem with his gallbladder. This situation quickly went from bad to worse as it was revealed that Silva would need his gallbladder removed as soon as possible.
Now, Silva’s physician, Dr. Marcio Tannure, revealed to MMAJunkie that the surgery was a success, and Silva should be leaving the hospital on Friday!
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“Anderson Silva started feeling abdominal pain and cramps from Monday to Tuesday,” stated Tannure, who’s also a medical consultant for the UFC in Brazil. “He was seen by a doctor at the hospital, where they did a few (lab tests) and didn’t detect anything out of the ordinary. He came home on Tuesday, but he was still in pain, still feverish, so he contacted me, and I told him to go (to the hospital) to see the medical staff I knew. They did all the labs, and he was diagnosed with acute cholecystitis, which is an inflammation of the gallbladder. It doesn’t really have a specific cause. It can happen at any time.
“The surgeon decided it was a surgical case, and he was hospitalized at that same moment. I was there. I followed the procedure. Everything went well. It went as expected. He is expected to be discharged on Friday. The medical staff is going to follow his recovery and see when he’ll be able to get back to doing physical activities. With this type of surgery, recovery usually takes from four to six weeks. We expect everything to go well and that he returns as soon as possible.”