Governor To Undergo Back Surgery At Local Hospital
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Officials at the governor’s office say Gov. Tom Corbett will undergo back surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital early next week.
According to a news release from the governor’s office, the surgery will be performed Monday morning at Allegheny General Hospital to treat spinal stenosis.
Officials say Corbett, 61, recently underwent medical tests to prep for the surgery.
The procedure is considered to be routine, but officials say it will require Corbett to stay in the hospital for one or two days.
After that, the he will recuperate at his home in Shaler Township, and return to Harrisburg by the end of the week.
During the time that the Corbett is under general anesthesia, Lt. Gov. James Cawley will be “acting governor.”
Officials say spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which leads to persistent pain and decreased physical activity.