Risks from surgery at age 86
He said that Francis would recover after a few weeks, but that he was physically weak due to old age. “An old man like him is at risk in undergoing the surgical procedure but if he gets it done, he will be fine,” he said. It is noteworthy that in July 2021, Francis had to undergo surgery to remove a 33 cm (13 in) long large intestine.
He was suffering from severe intestinal irritation and narrowing. Francis left the Vatican in his car at 11 a.m. and arrived at the hospital about 20 minutes later. He also went to the hospital on Tuesday to get the test done. He was also hospitalized in late March, when he underwent treatment for inflammation of the trachea.