Washington (CNN) – Senator John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, is undergoing hip surgery Monday, his second hip procedure in five months, CNN has learned.
The surgery will take place at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital, according to Kerry spokesperson Whitney Smith.
"Senator Kerry chose this time for surgery in order to ensure he'd be back on his feet in plenty of time for the legislative period later this month. He'll spend a couple of days in the hospital before returning home in Boston with his family," said Smith.
Dr. Dennis Burke, the orthopedic surgeon who performed Kerry's earlier hip procedure in August, is scheduled to perform this second surgery.
I wish him well and his great wife, too!
Wishing you a speedy recovery John Kerry!
Here's to a speedy recovery Senator.
Kerry's a tough old respected warrior and he'll be just fine. Get well soon.
This story makes me think of what the senator pays in deductibles or co-pay. Or is this surgery free to senators.
Wishing you speedy recovery. And may your wife's fight against breast cancer be successful as well. Peace to your family.
I wonder if the Senate's health plan fully covers this procedure? Did the procedure require "pre-approval"? Will he incur any out of pocket expense...or is this all just coming out of the taxpayers pocket?