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Rep. Lauren Boebert Successfully Recovers From Urgent Leg Surgery

By Christina Davie
April 3, 2024

In a remarkable medical response, Colorado U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert was swiftly taken into surgery Tuesday morning to remove a life-threatening blood clot from her leg, marking a critical juncture in her health journey.

Following the discovery of May-Thurner syndrome, Boebert's successful surgery to eliminate a blood clot assures her a complete recovery with uninterrupted congressional duties.

The sequence of events unfolded rapidly when Boebert was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, experiencing significant swelling in her upper left leg.

This sudden health scare prompted immediate medical attention.

Unexpected Health Scare for Rep. Boebert

A critical CT scan revealed an acute blood clot, leading to an urgent diagnosis of May-Thurner syndrome, a rare condition that was affecting Boebert's health.

This diagnosis was pivotal, as May-Thurner syndrome can severely disrupt blood flow and often remains undetected.

Doctors acted promptly, removing the clot and inserting a stent to address the symptoms and prevent future occurrences.

This intervention highlights the seriousness of Boebert's condition and her medical team's swift, decisive action.

May-Thurner syndrome is particularly prevalent in women and those assigned female at birth, especially between the ages of 20 and 50.

Despite affecting one in five people, it frequently goes undiagnosed, making Boebert's case important for public awareness.

Boebert's Gratitude Towards Medical Staff

In the aftermath of her surgery, Boebert expressed deep gratitude towards the medical team responsible for her care.

"I want to thank Dr. Rebecca Bade and the entire team at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies for their great care and helpful insight on my recent diagnosis," she said.

Her statement reflects both relief and appreciation for the expertise and dedication of her caregivers.

Boebert's spokesperson relayed the optimistic prognosis: "She's expected to make a full recovery with 'no hindrance' to her duties."

This assurance brings comfort not only to Boebert but also to her constituents and supporters.

Further emphasizing her positive outlook, the spokesperson added that Boebert "is in good spirits now and recovering quite well."