PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett was discharged around 11 a.m. today from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he underwent back surgery Monday morning.
Corbett, who resumed his duties shortly after the surgery, will continue working from his home in suburban Pittsburgh while recuperating. He is expected to return to Harrisburg by the end of the week.
The surgery, performed by orthopaedic specialists Dr. Mark A. Fye and Dr. Patrick J. DeMeo, was for the treatment of spinal stenosis.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal cord, resulting in a compression of nerves, which leads to persistent pain and decreased physical activity. The most common cause of spinal stenosis is the natural aging process. Left untreated, it can lead to permanent damage.
Corbett, 61, who underwent a series of medical tests in preparation for the surgery, is otherwise considered to be in excellent health.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor