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Sen. Lamar Alexander undergoes surgery on his leg

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Posted at 4:45 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 17:45:17-04

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.