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First Lady Melania Trump Hospitalized for Kidney Surgery

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President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, has undergone surgery for what the White House described as a benign kidney condition.

The first lady’s office said surgeons had performed an embolization procedure at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

According to her spokeswoman, the surgery was successful and there were no complications.

Stephanie Grisham said in a statement: “The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.”

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Melania Trump, 48, is expected to spend the rest of the week recovering at the medical center, in Bethesda, Maryland.

President Trump tweeted that he was on his way to visit her: “Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!”

According to specialists, embolization is most often used to block the blood supply to a tumor, benign or cancerous.


Last week, Melania Trump unveiled a “Be Best” initiative aimed at teaching children the importance of social, emotional and physical health.

The first lady said the campaign aimed to promote healthy living and to combat opioid abuse.