Marine One, with Donald Trump on board, prepares to land on the South Lawn of the White House after the U.S. president visited first lady Melania Trump who is recovering from a kidney procedure at Walter Reed National Medical Center. The Slovenia-born wife of Donald Trump underwent an embolization procedure, said her communications director Stephanie Grisham.
The statement continued to add that "Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week". The statement conveyed, "The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere". Vice President Mike Pence, however, said in a speech Monday night that the procedure was "long-planned".
May 15, trump visited the first lady of the United States in the hospital, where she before had surgery.
In embolization, doctors insert a catheter as part of a procedure to purposely block a blood vessel and cut off the blood supply to the affected area.
Most of the time, these benign tumors are found when people undergo medical scans for another reason, but sometimes people have pain or other symptoms, Kowalczyk said.
That could mean that doctors are checking for a lung disease associated with angiomyolipomas, he said. Mrs. Trump also represented the administration at the April funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.
"I want to start by saying that Melania is in the hospital doing really well", Trump said during the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service. The procedure was completed successfully without complications. Walter Reed medical center, they did a fantastic job, so thank you.
President Donald Trump says his wife, Melania, will be released from the hospital in a few days after receiving treatment for a kidney condition the White House says is noncancerous.