The First Lady’s office said that President Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, had undergone surgery on Monday to treat benign kidney disease and will stay at Walterried Medical Center for the rest of the week.
Spokesman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that the 48-year old Mrs. Trump had undergone embolization to treat kidney disease.
“This procedure was very successful without any difficulty,” Grisham said. “The first lady is looking forward to full recovery so that she can continue to work on behalf of children everywhere.”
White House officials said that President Trump is expected to visit her at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington.
In the embolism, the doctor inserts the catheter as part of the procedure to deliberately occlude the blood vessel and cut off the blood supply to the affected area. This can be done by sending a coil or substance under the catheter.
The catheter is typically inserted into the femoral artery in the thigh, then through the aorta into the renal artery and then into the smaller blood vessel.
The hospitalization was in the 48-year-old Trump in a senior position at the White House in recent weeks. In late April, she hosted the first state banquet to commemorate the French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, and attended the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush of Houston.
Last week, Trump published a new promotional campaign in the Rose Garden. She called it “Do Your Best.” The first woman has always been committed to raising awareness of cyberbullying and encouraging children to be friendly to each other while highlighting programs to nurture children’s well-being. The president sat in the front row when she spoke.
Another White House official said: “The President spoke to the First Lady before the operation and the President spoke to the doctor after the operation.
The First Lady who was born in Slovenia last week worked on a job for children in the White House.