Melania Trump Health Update: First Lady Back From Hospital, White House Says

First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House Saturday morning and is “resting comfortably” after undergoing a medical procedure for a kidney condition earlier in the week, the White House said in a statement.

The first lady underwent the procedure Monday for what was described as a “benign kidney condition” at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

“The First Lady returned home to the White House this morning. She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits,” the statement read. “Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out.”

Though it was a surprise announcement, the procedure was called a success and the first lady came back home on schedule after officials said she would remain at the hospital for the rest of the week.

Melania Trump underwent an embolization, which involves stopping blood from flowing to the kidney in order to stop a benign tumor from bleeding. Normally, a patient would be sent home the day of the procedure, but experts told The New York Times that the first lady’s status likely resulted in an extended hospital stay as a precaution.

President Donald Trump, who married Melania in 2005, said Monday on Twitter that he was visiting his wife and the procedure was successful.

“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!” Trump tweeted.

Melania Trump was just the most recent first lady to undergo a surgery while her husband served in office. Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan, wives to Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, respectively, each underwent mastectomies to combat breast cancer.

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