Defense Secretary Austin undergoes 'non-surgical procedures' under anesthesia, Pentagon says

Posted on AllSides February 12th, 2024
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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was recently under general anesthesia for "non-surgical procedures," according to a statement released by the Pentagon on Monday.

The procedures were related to a bladder issue after Austin was hospitalized and then admitted to a critical care unit on Sunday.

“A prolonged hospital stay is not anticipated,” said two doctors at the Walter Reed National Military Center in Monday's statement. “We anticipate the Secretary will be able to resume his normal duties tomorrow. The current bladder issue is not expected to change his anticipated full recovery. His cancer...

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