First lady 'in good spirits and resting' following kidney procedure

Ebony Scott
May 16, 2018

First lady Melania Trump underwentkidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, DC, according to a statement from her office.

"After the procedure, the patient is monitored to ensure that their vital signs remain stable and that there are no signs of bleeding", he says.

"Melania is doing really well".

The first lady underwent the procedure on Monday, and her office said she would likely remain in the hospital for the rest of the week.

The intervention, termed an embolization, was successful without any complications, read an announcement from Stephanie Grisham, communications director for the first lady.

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The White House didn't offer any additional details on Mrs. Trump's condition, though Vice President Mike Pence described the procedure as "long-planned".

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Trump later traveled by his Marine One helicopter to Walter Reed to visit his wife.

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Overall, said Brahmbhatt, an embolization is "a fairly low risk procedure" though the biggest risk would be to over-embolize. Any time you are doing an embolization, it's because something might bleed.

Dr. Keith Kowalczyk, a urologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, said that based on available information it appeared that Melania Trump was treated for a benign tumor known as an angiomyolipoma.

Mrs. Trump has, at times, has been noticeably absent from her husband's side.

The primary woman was final seen in public on Wednesday at a White Home occasion the place she and the president honored navy moms and spouses for Mom's Day.

Why Is the First Lady Still in the Hospital?

Separately, a former Playboy model has revived her allegations of a 10-month affair with Trump in 2006. Weeks after Betty Ford became first lady, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in September 1974. She and Barron moved into the White House last June.

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