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Melania Trump has 'successful' procedure on kidney condition

Melania Trump has 'successful' procedure on kidney condition

According to the White House, the First Lady had undergone a procedure known as an "embolization procedure", after seeking treatment at a hospital for her kidney condition.

"The procedure was successful and there were no complications", Grisham said, adding that Trump would likely remain at the hospital for the rest of the week.

She said, however, the first lady would likely remain at Walter Reed for "the duration of the week" to recover. The President spoke with his wife that morning and visited her that evening for over an hour. Vice President Mike Pence, however, said in a speech Monday night that the procedure was "long-planned". Doctors do that with an embolization, meaning a catheter is snaked into the blood vessels of the kidney to find the right one and block it. Mrs. Trump also represented the administration at the April funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

Trump said the first lady is "doing really well" and that he expected her back at the White House before the end of the week.

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said Melania Trump is in "good spirits". "Thank you for so much love and support!"

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. Trump also joked that his 48-year-old wife should be the one visiting him in the hospital and not the other way around, a senator said. She and Barron moved to the White House last June.

Mrs. Trump has, at times, has been noticeably absent from her husband's side.