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Menino’s Prostate Surgery ‘Went Very Well’

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Mayor Tom Menino

Mayor Tom Menino

BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Mayor Tom Menino had elective surgery Friday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to deal with an enlarged prostate.

“The procedure, which went very well, lasted approximately two hours and the Mayor is now in recovery resting comfortably. He will remain at the Brigham for at least the next few days while we monitor his recovery and progress,” Dr. Kevin Loughlin said in a statement.

Menino is expected to make a complete recovery.  The surgery had nothing to do with cancer.

The mayor, who has been in quite a bit of discomfort, missed Monday’s Memorial Day ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester.

Menino, 70, is Boston’s longest-serving mayor. He has suffered from a rash of injuries and infections since he was last re-elected in November 2009.

Menino announced in March he would not seek re-election.

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