McCain has surgery to remove blood clot

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain R-Ariz. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington during the committee's confirmation hearing for Nay Secretary nominee Richard Spencer. Surgeons in Phoenix

McCain has surgery to remove blood clot

McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, was resting comfortably at home in good condition after the Friday operation, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. While recuperating, he will most likely miss a potential vote this coming week in the Senate on the Republican health care legislation. "Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went "very well" and he is in good spirits".

Senate Republicans need 50 votes to clear a procedural hurdle. Mayo Clinic Hospital doctors said Saturday, July 15 that McCain underwent a "minimally invasive" procedure to remove the almost 2-inch (5-centimeter) clot, and that the surgery went "very well". The absence of McCain would mean that a maximum of 49 votes would be available to vote "yes".

McCain's office said in a statement that on the advice of his doctors, the senator will be recovering in Arizona next week.

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Surgeons removed the blood clot during a "minimally invasive" procedure, the statement said.

McCain said in a statement that he received "excellent treatment" from the Mayo team.

The hospital said tissue pathology reports would be available within the next several days. In the meantime, Cheryl and I extend our best wishes to John, Cindy and the entire McCain family and pray for his speedy recovery.

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