The president spoke with the first lady before the procedure, and he also spoke to the doctor after the procedure had been finished, a White House official said. "That's because she is the first lady", said Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu, a professor of urology and radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Two urologists who have no personal knowledge of Mrs. Trump's condition said the most likely explanation for the procedure is a kind of noncancerous kidney tumor called an angiomyolipoma.
Communications director Stephanie Grisham tells NPR the first lady is "is doing well". Grisham declined to provide additional information or answer questions about the procedure, saying that the first lady is entitled to privacy.
The hospitalization comes as Melania Trump, 48, has taken a higher-profile role in the White House in recent weeks.
He went on to explain that the procedure is usually low risk, though he understood why the doctors want Trump to stay in the hospital for the remainder of the week.
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She underwent the surgery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda on Monday, New York Post reported.
"It involves cutting off the arterial blood supply to something..."
Earlier on Monday, Trump kept a light schedule with no public events and was planning to visit his wife.
With the president watching in the Rose Garden, she last week unveiled the "Be Best" campaign, which she said will focus on childhood well-being, social media use and opioid abuse. In late April, she hosted her first state dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, and attended the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston.
According to the a White House spokesperson, the procedure was successful without any complications.
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