Lauren Boebert Diagnosed With Rare Condition, Undergoes Surgery

Doctor says people with condition "are able to live and work just as they have in the past after a brief recovery.”
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 13: Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) arrives to a Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol Building on September 13, 2023 in Washington, DC. Congressional Republicans met for the first time since their return from August Recess with several items to discuss including U.S. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy's announcement of the start of an impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Joe Biden and government funding legislation.
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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) underwent surgery Tuesday morning after she was admitted to a Colorado hospital and doctors found she had an acute blood clot, her campaign said.

Boebert, 37, was admitted to UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, after she experienced swelling in her leg, according to a statement released on Tuesday by her campaign. Upon undergoing a CT scan, doctors found that Boebert had an acute blood clot and diagnosed her with May-Thurner Syndrome, a rare condition that affects a vein in a person’s pelvis. Doctors completed a successful surgery on Boebert Tuesday morning, removing the blood clot and inserting a stent.

“We successfully performed surgery on the Congresswoman this morning and expect her to make a full recovery,” said Dr. Rebecca Bade. “Patients with May-Thurner Syndrome who undergo the procedure to restore blood flow are able to live and work just as they have in the past after a brief recovery.”

The statement from Boebert’s campaign added that May-Thurner Syndrome is more likely to affect women between the ages of 20-45 who have given birth. The Republican congresswoman thanked doctors at UCHealth and said she looks forward to returning to her work in Congress.

“I want to thank Dr. Rebecca Bade and the entire team at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies for their great care and providing helpful insight on my recent diagnosis,” Boebert said. “I’m looking forward to making a full recovery and getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado.”

Boebert is currently in a heated GOP primary as she seeks to win the House seat for Colorado’s 4th district. Boebert announced late last year that she would switch districts and run for the seat of Republican Rep. Ken Buck, who retired earlier this year. A special election to replace Buck for the remainder of his term will be held on June 25, coinciding with the Republican primary election.

Boebert is not running to replace Buck immediately since she will serve out the remainder of her second term representing the 3rd district, but she is a candidate in the primary election, where she faces 10 other Republican candidates vying to be on the ballot for the 4th district in November.

The firebrand congresswoman, who has represented Colorado’s 3rd district since 2021, won against Democrat Adam Frisch by just 546 votes in the 2022 election, and Frisch is seeking the 3rd district seat again this year.


“I cannot put into words how grateful I am for everyone who has steadfastly stood alongside me over the past year and beyond,” she said in December. “I am going to do everything in my power to represent the 3rd District well for the remainder of this term as I work to earn the trust of grassroots conservative voters in the 4th District to represent them in 2025.”

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