Trump spoke about the state of health of the wife after surgery


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.

Melania Trump's spokesperson said the first lady "deserves personal privacy" as she recovers from kidney surgery.

The president has tweeted that he is on his way to visit her, saying she is in "good spirits", adding: "Thank you to all of the well-wishers!"

Speaking to The L.A. Times, Dr. Mark S. Litwin, professor and chairman of urology at UCLA, explains that an embolization procedure cuts off the blood supply to a lesion, causing it to shrink and die off. The hospital along with President Trump has said the procedure was successful and Melania is expected to have a full-week hospital stay. The White House didn't elaborate on her medical diagnosis. Her spokeswoman had said in a statement Monday announcing the "embolization" procedure that the first lady was likely to remain hospitalized for "the duration of the week".

First lady Melania Trump is continuing her recovery in the hospital following a kidney-related procedure Monday that her office said was long-planned. According to the statement, the procedure was successful, and Trump experienced no complications. Weeks after Betty Ford became first lady, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in September 1974. Many times, embolization patients go home the same day or the next.

Trump departed the White House on Marine One shortly after 4 p.m. and touched down at the military hospital in Bethesda, Md., roughly 10 minutes later. They have a 12-year-old son, Barron. Or they said it could be that she experienced symptoms of some sort, like noticing blood in the urine or experiencing back pain or stomach pain.

The first lady joined her husband last month to host Japan's prime minister for a two-day summit at the Trumps' Florida estate, and the Trumps hosted France's president at the White House on a three-day state visit, including the lavish state dinner.