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Chief Justice Ginsburg Resting in Hospital Following Minor Procedure

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably in a New York City hospital after undergoing a medical procedure on Wednesday to replace a bile duct stent that was in place since last August, according to the court.

“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 court read Wednesday evening.

It continues, “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.”

The hospital trip came less than two weeks after Justice Ginsburg announced that she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of her cancer. She added that it has succeeded in reducing the lesions on her liver.

Wednesday’s procedure follows another one earlier this month at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to clean out that stent, which had been placed for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.

Before that treatment took place, Ginsburg had gone to the hospital after experiencing fever and chills. She was then treated for a possible infection.

Chief Justice Ginsburg “Doing Well” After Being Released from Hospital