Head of the medical team in charge of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s prostate surgery says the operation has been performed successfully and the Leader’s general condition is very good.
Alireza Marandi said on Monday that the surgery was carried out at a state-run hospital in Tehran.
“During the operation, the Leader was fully conscious and was speaking and he is currently in good condition and has asked me to notify people of his health,” Marandi said.
He said the procedure took less than half an hour and was performed under local anesthesia, adding that the recovery process would take from three to five days.
Meanwhile, President Hassan Rouhani visited Ayatollah Khamenei at the hospital and called on the Iranian people to pray for the Leader’s health.
Rouhani added that a veteran medical team carried out the surgery “in the best and most precise way” and is continuing with post-surgery care for the Leader’s speedy recovery.
Shortly before leaving for the hospital, the Leader described the operation as “very routine,” but still urged the people’s prayers.