Melania Trump has surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre outside Washington, her staff confirmed. The first lady was last seen in public on Wednesday at a White House event where she joined the president to honour military mothers and spouses for Mother’s Day.
Mrs Trump has undergone the surgical embolisation procedure on Monday, the 48-year-old spouse of President is getting well, according to Mr Trump. POTUS had no public appearances scheduled for Monday and declined to answer shouted questions from reporters about how his wife was feeling as he departed the White House for Walter Reed.
The White House released a statement, which reads:
“The procedure was successful and there were no complications.
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.”
Melania’s surgery is a safe procedure
The first lady’s surgery is safe and well-known, according to The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guide to Kidney Cancer. It describes that as an arterial embolization as a procedure in which a special sponge-like material is placed into an artery that supplies blood to the kidney. A thin tube catheter is inserted into a vessel in the leg and into the main vessel feeding the kidney.
The fact that Melania Trump will remain in the hospital for the rest of the week was unusual in the most typical cases, according to leading medical experts.
“It’s like literally an outpatient procedure,”
confirmed Dr Eleanor D. Lederer, a professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and past president of the American Society of Nephrology. The patient goes in, has it done, then lie in bed for a while to keep the blood vessel from bleeding and then goes home.