German doctor does not see the need of surgical intervention in the treatment of the Patriarch of Georgia

Tbilisi. 30 Dec. INTERFAX – the Chief physician of General and visceral surgery clinic “Helios Berlin-Buch”, doctor of medical Sciences Shtrik Martin believes that at this stage there is no need to transport the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II in Germany and surgical intervention.

As have informed on Friday to journalists by the doctor Patriarch Tsisana Shartava, the German specialist today visited Ilia II and held a consultation.

“German surgeon approved treatment tactics Georgian doctors and at this stage sees no need for surgical intervention,” said C. Shartava.

However, she noted that the monitoring continues. “The Patriarch feels well, and many indicators of treatment improve. The dynamics is positive,” said C. Shartava.

Earlier it was reported that against the flu, which caused the inflammation in the gallbladder of the Patriarch, and could be the need of the operation, the Georgian doctors have offered to bring Elijah II for treatment in Germany, but he refused.

The Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II was born January 4, 1933 in Vladikavkaz, he studied at the Moscow theological Seminary and Academy. 23 December 1977, he was elected Primate of the Georgian Orthodox Church.