ST. BERNARD PARISH -- St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta has been admitted into a local hospital Thursday for treatment of basal cell carcinoma, or skin cancer.

He will undergo a series of surgeries over the next two days for the cancer and is expected to be away from work for two to six weeks depending on the severity of the procedures.

In Peralta's absence Mr. Ross Gonzales will be Acting President, while Judge David Gorbaty will continue in his role as a Special Volunteer Assistant to the Parish President.

Upon completion of the surgery, President Peralta will announce his expected return to work and his duties.

The Parish Council has been properly notified of President Peralta's absence and his appointments, as per the Parish Charter.

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