Melania Trump Undergoes Kidney Surgery
On Monday, First Lady Melania Trump underwent surgery for a kidney problem, according to a statement from her office.
She had been having troubles with her kidney, her office described it as being benign but constant, which led to her seeking 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,” Stephanie Grisham, the First Lady’s communication director, said in a statement.
An embolization is a minimally invasive surgery that can be used to treat a variety of issues. The goal of it is to stop any abnormal blood flow to a specific part of the body. This is done by inserting a catheter into a blood vessel, then pumping an embolic agent to stop the bleeding.
The statement also shared that the surgery was successful and she is expected to make a full recovery. “The procedure was successful and there were no complications,” the statement said. “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.”
President Donald Trump has remained at the White House during his wife’s surgery. But is expected to visit the hospital soon, according to Grisham.
The First Lady’s surgery just follows one week after her announce campaign “Be Best.” It’s mission is to focus on the major issues children face today, as well as encourage children to be their best possible selves. It will teach them the importance of social, emotional and physical health. “Be Best” will concentrate on three main pillars: well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.