Johnson Undergoes Gallbladder Surgery

Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) “is resting comfortably following gallbladder surgery Tuesday morning,” Roll Call reports.

Doctors at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls originally thought a severe fever Johnson was suffering from was related to a reaction to an antibiotic, but they now believe his gallbladder was the culprit.

“The surgery went exceedingly well,” said Dr. Donald J. Wingert, Johnson’s surgeon.

“The Senator is resting comfortably. All of our findings point to the gallbladder as the primary problem, but it is still possible that he is having some lingering effects from the antibiotic drug reaction. We will keep the Senator in the hospital a few more days for observation,” Wingert added.

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