Melania Trump's Washington team recently released a statement confirming that FLOTUS underwent kidney surgery at Walter Reed medical center.
Her office stressed that the First Lady is doing just fine after the procedure. However, the doctors will be keeping her at the medical center for the rest of the week.
Melania's Communication's Director Stephanie Grisham said FLOTUS completed an "embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful, and there were no complications."
According to Grisham, "the first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere." Of course, Stephanie is referring to the First Lady's newly formed campaign titled "Be Best." The campaign will target "well-being, fighting opioid abuse and positivity on social media."
According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the emobilzation procedure is done to cut off blood flow to an area, such as a tumor or abnormal growth.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta told viewers that "it doesn’t sound like it’s any type of cancer. Sometimes thyroids, or cysts, or something like that can be treated as well.”
President Trump tweeted that he was "Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. He also confirmed that the First lady was "good spirits" following the procedure.
It appears that doctors are being cautious given Melania Trump's position as First Lady of the United States. Often, patients who undergo this type of procedure can be released within a day. However, doctors from Walter Reed Medical center told CNN that FLOTUS is staying longer at the military hospital because of its ability to keep her safe and comfortable while she recovers in private.