First Lady Melania Trump hospitalized with a kidney condition

Junie Sihlangu
May 15, 2018
04:43 A.M.
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Melania Trump had to go to the hospital to have surgery for a condition that affected her kidneys. Her communications director has since revealed that the operation went well.


The statement was released on May 14, 2018. Melania’s husband, President Donald Trump, tweeted on Monday that he was going to see her at the hospital.

The First Lady is in recovery after undergoing a ‘successful’ kidney surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Stephanie Grisham, her communications director, released a statement on Melania’s condition on Monday.

She shared that the First Lady would probably remain hospitalized for the rest of the week as she recovers. ‘The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere,’ the statement said.


Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke to CNN to share his thoughts on the news. He stated that most of the time a benign kidney condition would be a cyst.

‘This morning, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications.’

Stephanie Grisham, People, May 14, 2018

However, a cyst was not typically embolized. “Typically that’s a laparoscopic-type procedure and not something that would keep her in the hospital for several days,” he added.


He stated that her weeklong stay in the hospital was not insignificant. In the meantime on Monday morning, Donald tweeted that he was heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see his wife.

He reiterated that the procedure had been successful. The President also added that Melania was in good spirits.

He concluded his message by thanking all of the well-wishers.