August 14th, 2010
02:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Durbin out of hospital after surgery

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin,  the Democrats' number two man in the Senate, has been released from the hospital.'
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the Democrats' number two man in the Senate, has been released from the hospital.'

(CNN) - Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, was released from University of Chicago Medical Center Friday night after undergoing surgery to have a small tumor removed from his stomach.

"At approximately 7pm last night, Sen. Dick Durbin was discharged from University of Chicago Medical Center where he was recovering after having a small tumor removed." Durbin spokesman Joe Shoemaker said in statement to CNN. "Durbin expects to resume a light schedule in a few days and a full schedule next week."

The senior Illinois Senator underwent surgery Thursday to have a small gastro-intestinal stromal tumor (GIST) removed from his stomach.

According to Durbin's doctors, there was no evidence that the tumor had spread beyond the site from which it was removed.

Preliminary results from a biopsy of the tumor "demonstrate a favorable prognosis," Durbin's office said in a statement, adding that "subsequent examinations of Durbin's esophagus and stomach showed no cancer."

The tumor was first discovered during a routine medical check-up a few weeks ago. The small size of the tumor suggests that Durbin will make a full recovery, Durbin's office said.


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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Margaret Anderson/Boise, Idaho

    I wish you speedy recovery Senator Durbin.

    August 14, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. Pat in IL

    Best wishes for a full and uneventful recovery.

    August 14, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Good luck and God Bless Senator!

    August 14, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |