Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized and underwent a nonsurgical procedure.
Ginsburg was treated on Wednesday to revise a bile duct stent at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
“Justice Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to revise a bile duct stent that was originally placed at Sloan Kettering in August 2019,” a statement from the Supreme Court read.
“According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences, and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance, was done to minimize the risk of future infection. The Justice is resting comfortably and expects to be released from the hospital by the end of the week,” it added.
Here’s the full press release from the Supreme Court Office of Public Information on Justice Ginsburg’s non-surgical procedure today. pic.twitter.com/j0ZLUokdVX
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) July 29, 2020
The justice is now resting and is expected to be released from the hospital later this week.
Ginsburg was hospitalized roughly two weeks ago for a possible infection.
A statement from the Supreme Court on July 14 said that Ginsburg was expected to stay in the hospital for a few days following a medical procedure.
The court said that the 87-year-old Ginsburg went to a hospital after experiencing fever and chills.
She then underwent a procedure at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August when she was treated for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.
The statement said the justice “is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.”
US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg hospitalized Tuesday morning in Baltimore “for treatment of a possible infection,” Supreme Court says in statement; Ginsburg underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins on Tuesday afternoon; she is “resting comfortably.” pic.twitter.com/8lztNNi5Bh
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) July 14, 2020
Back in May, Ginsburg was hospitalized earlier this week with an infection caused by a gallstone.
The court announced on Tuesday evening that the 87-year-old justice underwent non-surgical treatment for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Ginsburg has been discharged from Johns Hopkins University Hospital and will return to the hospital for outpatient visits.
RBG will reportedly have the gallstone removed, the court said. The procedure does not involve surgery.
News of Ginsburg being hospitalized earlier this week sent shockwaves across the country.
The justice had undergone outpatient tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., Monday following oral arguments with the court, which confirmed that she had a gallstone blocking her cystic duct, resulting in an infection.
The full statement read:
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent non-surgical treatment for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition, this afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following oral arguments on Monday, the Justice underwent outpatient tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., that confirmed she was suffering from a gallstone that had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection. The Justice is resting comfortably and plans to participate in the oral argument teleconference tomorrow morning remotely from the hospital. She expects to stay in the hospital for a day or two. Updates will be provided as they become available.”
Ginsburg has faced a slew of hurdles concerning her health, fueling speculation that her possible exit from the court could provide an opportunity for President Trump to appoint a third justice to the bench.