At an interview with Personal Physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Tseten spoke freely on the condition of His Holiness' health to clear the public apprehensions. It was due to lack of information on His Holiness' health after reaching Delhi that many people started worrying about His Holiness' health.
"The cause of abdominal pain that His Holiness had was due to gallstone which His Holiness had it for the last many years. This time, it was removed through minimum access surgery and was successful. There is no other complication after the surgery. He is absolutely fine," says Dr. Tseten.
He also gave detailed explanations on how the surgery was carried out, whether anaesthesia was applied or not, the size of the gall bladder when removed, the speed of the recovery etc.
Many world-renowned doctors were consulted before the surgery was carried out. A Guinness Book of World Record Holder, Dr. Pradeep Chobey in Delhi performed the removal of gallstone surgery on October 10, 2008.
After the surgery His Holiness stayed few more days in the hospital. On Thursday the 16th of October His Holiness moved to TCV Youth Hostel in Delhi. Before returning to Dharamsala, His Holiness will take rest for few more days in Delhi.