First Lady Melania Trump underwent surgery at Walter Reed Medical Center for what's being called a "benign kidney condition.
The president's wife will remain hospitalized for approximately a week, as she recovers from the procedure. An official statement has been released.
The statement reads as follows:
As reported by cnn.com
First lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, DC, according to a statement from her office.
Trump had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but requiring medical attention.
"This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful, and there were no complications," the first lady's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement.
"Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere," Grisham wrote.
Trump, who turned 48 last month, entered Walter Reed in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, on Monday morning.
This is the first time a first lady has undergone a serious procedure like this while in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in 1987. We wish the first lady has a speedy and healthy recovery.
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