Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMcCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral GOP leader's remarks on Fox underscore Trump's power White House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee MORE is recovering in the hospital after undergoing a medical procedure to treat a kidney condition, according to the White House.
The 48-year-old first lady "underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition" on Monday, a statement from her office said.
"The procedure was successful and there were no complications," the White House said.
When asked how the first lady is feeling, a spokeswoman told ITK Trump "is doing well."
President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE later tweeted that he was on his way to visit her in the hospital and that she was in "good spirits."
Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. Successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2018
Trump, a former model, will likely remain at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside of Washington for the rest of the week, according to the White House.
"The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere," according to the statement.
The procedure comes a week after Trump launched her official platform, dubbed "Be Best" — an awareness campaign focused on children’s well-being, social media use and opioid abuse.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Monday that while it was “unclear exactly what [Trump] had done, an embolization procedure is typically done for cancer — although it’s very clear in this statement that this was a benign condition.”
“That’s how they’ve framed it,” Gupta said of the statement from Trump's communications director. “So it doesn’t sound like it’s any type of cancer.”
“Sometimes thyroids, or cysts, or something like that can be treated as well,” Gupta said.
Trump tweeted as recently as Sunday, posting a Mother’s Day message to her more than 10 million followers:
Happy Mother’s Day! pic.twitter.com/DqAlvtmt2v— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 13, 2018