Melania Trump Returns to White House After Kidney Procedure

May 19, 2018 Updated: May 19, 2018

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, returned to the White House on Saturday, May 19, after undergoing a surgical procedure this week to treat a benign kidney condition, her office said.

The first lady, 48, had been recovering at Walter Reed medical centre since Monday, when she underwent an embolization procedure to treat the kidney condition.

Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday morning.

“She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits,” Grisham said. “Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out.”

An embolization is a minimally invasive procedure often used to block the flow of blood to a tumour or an abnormal area of tissue.

Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that it was “great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House.”

A week before undergoing the procedure, Trump announced her “Be Best” campaign to promote programs helping children, focusing on promotion of positive values and problems with social media use, and opioid abuse.

Epoch Times reporter Petr Svab contributed to this report.


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