According to a statement from the Mayo Clinic, doctors performed a “minimally invasive” procedure on Sen. John McCain Friday, removing a 5-centimeter blood clot from above his left eye.
“Following a routine annual physical, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye on Friday, July 14 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Surgeons successfully removed the 5-cm blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision. Tissue pathology reports are pending within the next several days.
“The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition. His Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went ‘very well’ and he is in good spirits. Once the pathology information is available, further care will be discussed between doctors and the family. In the meantime, his Mayo Clinic care team will not be conducting interviews.”
Sen. McCain’s office released the following statement as well:
“Senator McCain received excellent treatment at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, and appreciates the tremendous professionalism and care by its doctors and staff. He is in good spirits and recovering comfortably at home with his family. On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week.”
So he’s not in any danger, which is good. However, McCain’s recovery will likely delay the Senate’s vote on the controversial GOP health care bill.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 16, 2017
McCain’s office also says he will be recovering in Arizona next week. Until his return, Senate GOP officially doesn’t have 50 votes for BCRA https://t.co/qVP1LV7v96
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 16, 2017
With Sen. McCain out for eye surgery, vote on health-care bill uncertain https://t.co/yDa6rpwsZK
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 16, 2017
We’ll keep you posted…