Melania has kidney surgery

"As her office has stated, the first lady remains in good spirits", Walters said in a statement.

She said, however, the first lady would likely remain at Walter Reed for "the duration of the week" to recover.

She was last seen in public last Wednesday at a White House event, where she and the president honoured military mothers and spouses for Mother's Day in the US.

The statement vaguely described the procedure as "an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition" but offered no additional details about the first lady's condition or treatment.

In embolization, doctors insert a catheter as part of a procedure to purposely block a blood vessel and cut off the blood supply to the affected area.

First lady Melania Trump underwent a procedure Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition and will likely be hospitalized for the rest of

Most of the time, these benign tumors are found when people undergo medical scans for another reason, but sometimes people have pain or other symptoms, Kowalczyk said.

The president told reporters at the Capitol earlier Tuesday that his wife, Melania, is "doing really really well" but did not comment further on her condition. She is expected to remain at the hospital for the rest of the week.

"Our wonderful first lady are doing very well".

Trump later tweeted while he was on his way to the hospital at 5pm on Monday, however it appears he didn't have the most hectic of days before jumping on Marine One. Walter Reed medical center, they did a fantastic job, so thank you.

After all, he is the President of the United States and has a jam-packed schedule. The president sat in the front row as she spoke.

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