[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.