U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) underwent successful surgery to treat prostate cancer on Tuesday.
The senator was diagnosed with the disease in early February and received treatment at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Alan Partin, a leading prostate cancer specialist. According to the hospital, the surgery was successful and Casey is expected to make a full recovery without any further treatment.
Casey released a statement expressing his gratitude for the care he received and said he was looking forward to getting back to work.
“I am grateful for the outpouring of support I have received from my family, friends, and constituents,” he said. “I am feeling well, and I am eager to get back to work fighting for Pennsylvania families.”
Casey’s office also released a statement thanking the medical staff at the hospital for their care and expertise.
The senator is expected to make a full recovery and return to work soon. In the meantime, his staff will continue to serve the people of Pennsylvania.