January 28th, 2008

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Hastert Has Gall Bladder Surgery here gall bladder surgery

AP Online January 30, 2007 CHICAGO – Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is recovering from surgery to remove his gall bladder, his office said Tuesday.

A short statement from the 65-year-old Republican’s office provided no details, and did not specify when the surgery took place, adding only that Hastert had the surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. It did not indicate whether he had been released.

A hospital spokesman could not immediately provide any information.

Hastert, who represents the 14th congressional district in Chicago’s western suburbs, is expected to make a full recovery and plans to resume his full schedule, the statement said.

Messages left for a Hastert spokesman were not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.

Hastert was the longest-serving Republican speaker in history, holding the post from 1999 until earlier this month, when Democrats took control of the House. see here gall bladder surgery

Last July, Hastert spent several days in a suburban Maryland hospital after being treated for a skin infection.