Geithner to have surgery for kidney stones

Treasury secretary expected to be back at work Monday

Published December 10, 2010 4:45PM (EST)

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has been admitted to a hospital where he will undergo minor surgery to deal with a kidney stone.

Treasury spokesman Steve Adamske said Geithner began experiencing severe pain from a kidney stone during the night and was admitted to George Washington University hospital Friday morning.

Adamske said that Geithner will have what he called a "minor surgical procedure" performed Friday afternoon and expects to be back at work on Monday.

By Martin Crutsinger

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