Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) underwent surgery Wednesday morning to remove a lump from one of his legs, according to his chief of staff.
The surgery took place at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
In a statement, Alexander’s chief of staff said an atypical lipoma was successfully removed from the senator’s left leg.
“The surgery went as planned, and I will consult with my team and Senator Alexander to determine whether additional treatment is necessary,” Herbert S. Schwartz M.D. said in the statement.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a lipoma is a slow-growing lump that is often located between the skin and underlying muscle. The clinic says lipomas are not cancer and are usually harmless.
Alexander’s chief of staff said the senator is looking forward to returning to the Senate after the recess.