Reporting on Monday, the White House said that the First Lady had been sent to the hospital to be treated for a benign kidney condition, according to CBS News on Monday.
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. Her office had confirmed that the First Lady’s procedure was “successful and there were no complications,” and that she was on her way to a complete recovery.
The statement continued to add that “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.” President Donald Trump had visited her on Monday, posting on Twitter and saying “Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!”
Dr. Jon LaPook, CBS News chief medical correspondent, spoke about the procedure and explained how it went, saying:
“It involves cutting off the arterial blood supply to something… [Doctors] put some substance into an artery that’s feeding whatever this benign condition is that they’re treating and then that cuts off the blood supply, cut off the oxygen and whatever they’re treating would presumably shrink and start to be less important than it was before.”
He also explained that the First Lady would be spending time in the hospital to recover from the procedure and remain under hospital eyes for a few days, even though no signs were shown that it was an emergency of any sorts. He continued to explain that due to inflammation after the procedure, a fever could be possible after the procedure, even though he assured that it was a safe one.