Melania has kidney surgery

Melania has kidney surgery

The president spoke with Mrs. Trump before the procedure and with her doctor afterward, the first lady's office said.

"I want to start by saying that Melania is in the hospital doing really well".

First lady Melania Trump checked into Walter Reed on Monday morning for an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition, the first lady's office said Monday afternoon.

President Donald Trump visited his wife, Melania, in the hospital Tuesday as she continues to recover after a kidney procedure.

First Lady Melania Trump has taken on a more public role lately - recently releasing her "Be Best" campaign created to help children be their best by addressing well being, social media use and opioid abuse.

"Thank you for so much love and support!" he added to her well-wishers.

Trump is also thanking the "incredible doctors" who performed the procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medial Center just outside Washington.

The president remained behind at the White House during his wife's surgery to avoid creating a media scene, but visited her later in the day.

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Trump is the first U.S. First Lady to undergo a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan underwent a mastectomy in 1987, CNN reported.

An embolization is a minimally invasive treatment that blocks one or more blood vessels or abnormal vascular channels.

A Slovenia-born former model, Melania married Trump in 2005.

The 48-year-old first lady had an "embolization" procedure Monday at the military hospital outside Washington. She's watching us right now.

The Trumps and their marriage have been under scrutiny in recent months after revelations that a porn actress was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about claims she had sex with Trump in 2006. Trump also denies the allegations from Karen McDougal.

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

The first lady lived full time in NY during the administration's opening months so Barron would not have to change schools midyear.