MAYOR BRONIN TO UNDERGO LAPAROSCOPIC ABDOMINAL SURGERY FOR COLITIS
Published on December 01, 2021
HARTFORD, CONN (December 1, 2021) — Today Mayor Luke Bronin announced that on Saturday, December 4th, he will undergo laparoscopic abdominal surgery to address his ongoing challenges with ulcerative colitis by removing his colon. Following Saturday's procedure, Mayor Bronin will recover in the hospital for approximately five to seven days and then continue his recovery at home for approximately two weeks, based on guidance from his doctors. He will have a second surgery in approximately two months, followed by a shorter recovery.
After Saturday’s procedure, Mayor Bronin expects to remain in regular communication with city staff by phone and email. Chief Operating Officer Thea Montañez will be responsible for oversight and management of daily operations.
“I've had ulcerative colitis for a number of years, and recently, the flare-ups have been more severe,” said Mayor Bronin. “Thankfully, these procedures should resolve those issues. While I won't be in the office for a few weeks, I'll be in regular communication. I have tremendous confidence in our leadership team, and Chief Operating Officer Thea Montañez will be responsible for oversight and management of daily operations.”