President undergoes gallbladder surgery

President Laura Chinchilla went home Saturday after being hospitalized Friday at Hospital Metropolitano in San José.

Surgeons there removed her gall bladder, said Casa Presidencial. An earlier ultrasound exam located gallstones, and physicians decided to remove the entire organ via a laparoscopy procedure, said a news release.

Ms. Chinchilla left the hospital by a side door to avoid reporters Sunday.

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