Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has been upgraded to "good condition" a little more than two weeks after suffering a stroke, according to his neurosurgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Richard Fessler."
The neurosurgeon treating Mark Kirk said in a statement Thursday that the U.S. senator has undergone a second surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. Kirk suffered a stroke last weekend and remains in "serious but stable condition."
Updated at 3:52 p.m. The neurosurgeon who operated on Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk following a stroke this weekend said the senator is "doing better than [the doctor] expected he would be doing at this point."Dr.
Whether Sen. Mark Kirk's recovery from a stroke takes weeks or months, the routine work of his office should continue with little interruption. It's a different story for some high-profile duties, however.The first-term Republican's staff can respond to constituent problems and monitor issues.
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