U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, had surgery on his left leg at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday morning, his office said in a statement.
Surgeon Herbert S. Schwartz at the Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedic Surgery said he successfully removed an atypical lipoma from Alexander’s left leg.
“The surgery went as planned, and I will consult with my team and Senator Alexander to determine whether additional treatment is necessary,” Schwartz said in the statement, which was provided by David Cleary, Alexander’s chief of staff.
“Senator Alexander looks forward to returning to Senate work shortly after the recess,” the statement said.
A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that’s most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer, according to the Mayo Clinic.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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