Washington (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will undergo minor back surgery next month, his office said Friday.
Perry spokesperson Katherine Cesinger said the "minor medical procedure" on July 1st is to "repair a reoccurring back ailment".
She said the procedure was scheduled several months ago, and will not affect the Governor's current schedule. The surgery will be done in Austin, but no other details are being released.
Perry has said he is now considering entering the Republican presidential field. He has not put a time frame on a decision however, beyond saying nothing would happen until after the Texas legislative session ends June 29th.
This week, Perry traveled to events in Los Angeles and New York City, and is scheduled to speak Saturday in New Orleans before the Republican Leadership Conference.
–CNN's Political Coverage Manager Steve Brusk contributed to this report.