Mabior Garang/Office of President/Facebook
Mabior Garang/Office of President/Facebook

Former Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mabior Garang on Tuesday underwent a successful cholecystectomy at Nairobi Hospital in Kenya. He’s in a stable condition after the surgery.

A cholecystectomy is a surgery done to remove the gallbladder.

After returning to Juba recently from exile, Mabior revealed that he has “been suffering from Cholecystitis, a condition which developed after a mysterious autoimmune disease started to resolve on its own following three years of slow recovery.”

According to the former minister, the condition required that he undergoes cholecystectomy to have his gallbladder removed.

He disclosed that he has been sick since 2018.

“It started suddenly after I returned from the IGAD – HLRF talks in Addis Ababa. This was in February 2018. It started by blinding my right eye and the doctor thought it was optic neuritis, then they thought it was MS as it spread to my ears and the entire left side of my body. The left eye was later affected too. They later thought it was connective tissue disorder. They seem confused up to now. I am happy to be alive though!” He posted on social media on Monday.

After the surgery, Mabior shared his image on the hospital bed with the caption, “The surgery was successful! #Cholecystectomy.”

The gallbladder is a small, pouch-like organ in the upper right part of your tummy. It stores bile, a fluid produced by the liver that helps break down fatty foods. You don’t need a gallbladder, so surgery to take it out is often recommended if you develop any problems with it.