Veteran actor Rajinikanth underwent a minor surgery on Friday morning at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. According to the medical bulletin issued by the hospital, Rajinikanth felt dizzy on Thursday.
According to Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon of the hospital, the 70-year-old actor was advised for carotid artery revascularization. Which was done on Friday morning. After this Rajinikanth is making a better recovery. However, he will have to spend a few more days in the hospital.
What is carotid endarterectomy surgery?
This problem occurs due to the blockage of blood flow to any part of the body or any tissue. Carotid endarterectomy surgery is performed for this, in which the carotid arteries are unblocked. This surgery is done to maintain blood flow to the carotid artery and to avoid the risk of stroke. Rajinikanth’s MRI scan was done which revealed this medical condition.
Last year was also admitted in the hospital
Earlier in December last year too, Rajinikanth had to be hospitalized. At that time he was shooting for a film in Hyderabad. But suddenly he was admitted to the hospital after his health deteriorated. Rajni was complaining of fluctuating blood pressure and fatigue. Due to ill health, he postponed the decision to enter politics last year. He was about to launch his party on Pongal but it did not happen.
Rajni had said that despite his ill health, he did not want to show bravery by announcing his entry into politics. He doesn’t want to upset his supporters either. Also said – This decision will disappoint the fans, but forgive me.
Kidney transplant done 6 years ago
Rajinikanth visits the US every year for regular health checkups. This year he went to the US on June 18 and stayed there for three weeks. He already had to go to America for a checkup, but due to the Kovid lockdown and shooting of films, this was not possible. Rajinikanth returned to India on 9 July. Significantly, Rajinikanth had a kidney transplant in the US in 2016.