President Lyndon B. Johnson underwent successful surgery for removal of a non-cancerous polyp from his?
President Lyndon B. Johnson underwent successful surgery for removal of a non-cancerous polyp from his throat and repair of an abdominal hernia Wednesday (16 Nov). He was expected to be up and around later in the day. The operation was performed by a team of doctors and surgeons at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in a Maryland suburb of Washington D.C. The President accompanied by his wife, entered the Naval hospital Tuesday night (15 Nov).
A medical bulletin said the double operation lasted about 53 minutes. It added that the began coming out of the anesthesia about 14 minutes later.
Later, Presidential New Secretary Bill Moyers reported that President Johnson was "resting well and the doctors are satisfied with the outcome of the surgery and the President's condition".
The surgery began around 6:27 a.m. Wednesday and both operations were over at approximately 7:20 a.m.
It was reported that within minutes after emerging from the anesthetic, the President had demanded a pen and pad so that he could question his doctors about the operations.