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Sen. Kirk Undergoes Gall Bladder Surgery

WTVO/WQRF - A spokesperson for Illinois' GOP senator confirms Mark Kirk underwent gall bladder surgery Monday.

WTVO/WQRF - A spokesperson for Illinois' GOP senator confirms Mark Kirk underwent gall bladder surgery Monday.

A statement from Kirk's office says on Saturday morning Kirk went to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital with stomach pains. Doctors determined that, due to the fact that he had gall stones, his gall bladder needed to be removed, the release said.

Kirk underwent a successful surgery to have his gall bladder removed Monday and is "resting comfortably," the statement said, adding that doctors expect a quick recovery.

During a Willis Tower stair climb last month, Kirk credited the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for his ability to participate. The Illinois senator used the event to focus attention on the need for stroke patients to get equal access to high-quality rehabilitation, so they too can return to work.

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