First Lady Melania Trump Undergoes Kidney Surgery At Walter Reed Medical Center

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First lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, DC, according to a statement from her office.melania-inauguratin

Trump had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but requiring medical attention.
 
Trump, who turned 48 last month, entered Walter Reed in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, on Monday morning and is expected to remain hospitalized for several days following the operation, according to the statement from her communications director, Stephanie Grisham.
 
She is the first US first lady to undergo such a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in October 1987. Rosalynn Carter underwent surgery to remove a benign lump from her breast in April 1977. Weeks after Betty Ford became first lady, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in September 1974.
 
President Donald Trump remained in the White House during Melania Trump’s surgery.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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First Lady Melania Trump Undergoes Kidney Surgery At Walter Reed Medical