Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will undergo minor surgery Friday to have a kidney stone removed, according to the Treasury Department.
Spokesman Steve Adamske said that Geithner was admitted to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., Friday morning for treatment.
"He will have a minor surgical procedure this afternoon to remove the
kidney stone, and his physician expects that he will be discharged
tomorrow with orders to rest this weekend," Adamske said.
"He has been told that he
should be able to return to work on Monday," he added.
Geithner, who is one of President Obama's top economic advisers, recently participated in bipartisan negotiations with members of Congress on the expiring Bush tax cuts.