Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz Recovering from Emergency Brain Surgery
Diaz had been complaining about intense head aches for months now. According to The Miami Herald, a CAT scan back in February turned up nothing, but the pain continued. Yesterday, Diaz decided to seek a second opinion from a good friend: Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, chief of neurological surgery at Baptist Hospital. In fact, Diaz only went to the hospital to visit a family member on Friday, but decided to bring the results from his original CAT scan just to have the doctor double check them.
Gonzalez-Arias saw evidence of brain swelling. An MRI scan detected a one-inch tumor on Diaz's right cerebellum, and started preparing the commissioner for emergency surgery to remove the mass that was preformed Monday.
Gonzalez-Arias expects the tumor to be benign, and says the commissioner should recover quickly. Though, Diaz is expected to spend the next four days in the hospital.
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