Breaking News: Mayor Mark Boughton Will Undergo Brain Surgery

Report by Paula Antolini
August 7, 2017 10:39AM EDT


Breaking News: Mayor Mark Boughton Will Undergo Brain Surgery

Message from Mayor Mark Boughton, August 7, 2017, 8:35AM EDT:

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

During a recent checkup, doctors discovered an epidermoid cyst located in my brain. After discussions with my doctor and several medical professionals, we have determined that the best course of treatment is the immediate removal of the cyst. I will be undergoing the surgery this week at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and my medical team has assured me with great confidence that I will make a full recovery.

I would like to express my gratitude to the medical professionals at Danbury Hospital as well as Dr. Robert Friedlander of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who will be performing the surgery. We are confident that the removal of the cyst will be a one-time procedure without the need for additional surgery or medical intervention. I expect to be back serving the people of Danbury within a few weeks.

As Mayor, I have the responsibility to be a steward of the public trust. It is with that sentiment in mind that I wanted to share this turn of events with all of you. I am very fortunate that my health will be improved after this procedure, and I am reminded of all of the people that must endure much more rigorous treatments.

Thank you all so much for the outpouring of support and encouragement. Together, we will rise to any occasion that is put in front of us and continue fighting for the City of Danbury and Connecticut’s Comeback. God bless each of you.


Mark D. Boughton



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