January 4th, 2010
12:37 PM ET
11 years ago

John Kerry undergoing hip surgery

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/26/art.kerry1026.gi.jpg caption="Sen. John Kerry is undergoing hip surgery on Monday."]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.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jane/Seattle

    I wish him well and his great wife, too!

    January 4, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. Brenda

    Wishing you a speedy recovery John Kerry!

    January 4, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Here's to a speedy recovery Senator.

    January 4, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Kerry's a tough old respected warrior and he'll be just fine. Get well soon.

    January 4, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  5. C.Me For Health

    This story makes me think of what the senator pays in deductibles or co-pay. Or is this surgery free to senators.

    January 4, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |

    Wishing you speedy recovery. And may your wife's fight against breast cancer be successful as well. Peace to your family.

    January 4, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. William

    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?

    January 4, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |