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Rep. Chaffetz has successful surgery, begins recovery at U of U hospital

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Rep. Chaffetz has successful surgery, begins his recovery at U of U hospital (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) Rep. Jason Chaffetz had successful surgery to resolve complications from a 12-year-old surgery, according to his spokesman.

University of Utah spokeswoman Suzanne Winchester released the following information through Chaffetz' communication director, M.J. Henshaw.

Congressman Chaffetz was admitted to the University of Utah Hospital for immediate surgery in order to resolve a serious complication from a previous injury. His physician advised him that it was imperative he receive surgical treatment before further complications arose. The surgery was successful and he is now resting comfortably.

Chaffetz will remain at the University of Utah hospital for "the next couple of days," while he begins his recovery. He is then expected to head home and stay completely off his previously injured foot.

"I’d like to say on behalf of the Chaffetz family and team Chaffetz, thank you for your concern and well-wishes regarding Jason’s health," his Henshaw said.

He announced earlier in the year that he will not seek re-election but said he will return to his position in Congress as soon as possible, acknowledging he may miss some important votes.