NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Senator Lamar Alexander had surgery on his left leg Wednesday.
The Senator had lipoma removed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A lipoma is tumor made of fat tissue, which is typically benign.
‘I successfully removed an atypical lipoma from Senator 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," said surgeon, Herbert S. Schwartz M.D., Professor & Dan Spengler M.D., Chair in Orthopaedics at the Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
“Senator Alexander looks forward to returning to Senate work shortly after the recess," his office said in a statement.