Melania Trump expected to remain hospitalized through week

Melania Trump expected to remain hospitalized through week

First Lady Melania Trump had surgery on Monday morning for what aides called a "benign" kidney condition.

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. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. "Thank you for such love and support!" - wrote the President.

Mr. Trump spend an hour at her bedside Monday after the procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

"[Renal artery embolization] is a minimally invasive, typically low-risk procedure performed by a radiologist, who inserts a catheter into the patient's arm or leg and cuts off blood flow to the area, causing the [affected area] to shut down". It is common to stay overnight after the procedure to treat the pain.

The White House has cited the first lady's privacy for not offering any additional details on her condition. However, she is expected to remain at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the rest of the week.

"We can and should be best at educating our children about the importance of a healthy and balanced life", the first lady said during a speech in the Rose Garden last 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 an official spokesperson, her surgery was successful.

President Trump took off from the White House late Monday afternoon in Marine One, the presidential helicopter, to visit his wife in the hospital.

The former model from Slovenia is Trump's third wife, and the couple has been married for 13 years. Weeks after Betty Ford became first lady, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in September 1974.

With the president watching, Mrs. Trump last week unveiled the "Be Best" campaign, which she said will focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.

Last month, she took the lead in planning the first state dinner of the Trump administration, welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, to celebrate almost 250 years of U.S.