Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital


"The Society of Interventional Radiology wishes the First lady, Melania Trump, a speedy recovery as she recuperates from her embolization treatment", Marx said in the statement. Walter Reed Medical Center. According to the statement, the procedure was successful, and Trump experienced no complications. He spent over an hour at the hospital before departing, without addressing waiting reporters, via motorcade under stormy skies.

The White House withheld additional information about the first lady's condition, citing her right to privacy. "Melania is already on the mend", Pence said. The White House says Melania Trump is hospitalized after undergoing a procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.

They are not common but tend to occur in middle-aged women and can cause problematic bleeding if they become large enough, said Dr Keith Kowalczyk of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

The "treatment of choice" is to cut off the blood supply to shrink the growth, said Dr Lambros Stamatakis of MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Such tumors are usually found by accident, when doctors are taking images for another reason, he said.

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Trump's visit was not on the official White House schedule, but he made time for his wife as she recovers from a minor surgery on her kidney.

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

The 48-year-old first lady had an "embolization" procedure Monday at a military hospital outside Washington. "As her office has stated, the First Lady remains in good spirits".

The president started his day by tweeting an update on the first lady early Tuesday morning, saying she would be leaving the hospital in "2 or 3 days".

White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said of the President's Tuesday trip to visit his wife, "This evening the President visited the First Lady at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center".