The Supreme Court announced Tuesday evening that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, has undergone a non-surgical procedure for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition.
Bader received treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and is scheduled to participate in Wednesday’s arguments via teleconference, according to the high court.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent non-surgical treatment for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition, this afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland,” the Supreme Court said in a statement. “Following oral arguments on Monday, the Justice underwent outpatient tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., that confirmed she was suffering from a gallstone that had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection. The Justice is resting comfortably and plans to participate in the oral argument teleconference tomorrow morning remotely from the hospital. She expects to stay in the hospital for a day or two.”
She has been treated four times for cancer, most recently in August, when she underwent radiation for a tumor on her pancreas.
Her most recent hospital stay was in November, when she spent two nights at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a likely infection after suffering from chills and fever.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.