Menino is in city mansion after surgery

Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston was released from the hospital Thursday, a week after he underwent surgery for an enlarged prostate.

Menino left Brigham and Women’s Hospital around noon and returned to Parkman House, a city-owned mansion on Beacon Hill.

In a video released by his staff, Menino thanked people for the cards, phone calls, and good wishes he received while he was hospitalized.


“I’m back at the Parkman House having meetings with my staff and my constituents,” Menino said. “I’m raring to go.”

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Menino will have to return to the hospital to have stitches removed, but appeared to be in excellent spirits, said his spokeswoman, Dot Joyce.

The mayor underwent a surgical procedure to shrink his prostate and allow him to more easily empty his bladder.

Dr. Charles Morris, the mayor’s physician, told the Globe last week that Menino did not have cancer. Morris said the surgery was not unusual for a man the mayor’s age and was not an indication of a more serious underlying condition.

Menino, 70, will convalesce at Parkman House, where he has lived for much of the past five months because he has difficuty with stairs at home. Parkman House has an elevator.


The five-term mayor, who has said he will not run for a sixth term, has had several health problems in recent years and remains on crutches after he broke his leg in April. He spent eight weeks hospitalized at the end of 2012 for ailments, including a fractured vertebrae and Type 2 diabetes.

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