First Lady Melania Trump in Hospital Recovering From Kidney Surgery

The White House released a statement Monday afternoon announcing First Lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery earlier in the day at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and is expected to spend the week there.

Statement from the Communications Director about First Lady Melania Trump

Issued on: May 14, 2018

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. 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.

Last week First Lady Melania honored military moms for Mother’s Day.

Prayers for the First Lady’s speedy recovery.

Update: Excerpt of description of procedure via NIH:

“Renal artery embolization is a procedure primarily performed by interventional radiologists that can be utilized for treatment of renal tumors, both malignant and benign. It has many applications, including pretreatment of renal cell carcinomas prior to planned resection to decrease hemorrhagic complications intraoperatively, treatment of malignant renal tumor in patients who are not deemed suitable surgical candidates, as well as treatment of benign renal tumors and their potential hemorrhagic complications.”


Video: Kidney Embolization at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

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