Rep. Richard Hanna underwent heart surgery this week, his staff announced Wednesday.
Hanna, who turned 60 in January, had mitral valve surgery, according to a statement released by his office.
Justin Stokes, Hanna’s chief of staff, said in the statement that the surgery was “scheduled” and “successful.”
“He is doing very well, with a complete recovery expected,” Stokes said. “Offices in the district and Washington, D.C., are open and staff members are available to serve the constituents of the 24th Congressional District. Representative Hanna looks forward to returning to work shortly.”
Renee Gamela, a spokeswoman for Hanna, confirmed that Hanna had the surgery on Monday. She declined to say if he was still hospitalized and did not say if he would miss any time.
“He is recovering and doing well. He hopes to return to work shortly,” she said.
The mitral valve is one of four valves in the heart. It is located between the left atrium and the left ventricle, according to the American Heart Association.
On its website, the Cleveland Clinic calls mitral valve repair “the best option for nearly all patients with a leaking mitral valve and for many with a narrowed mitral valve.” They also tout the benefits of mitral valve repair: Better early and late survival, improved lifestyle and better preservation of heart function, among others.
Surgeons may also perform mitral valve replacement surgery if the valve is severely damaged, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Hanna is in his first term representing the 24th Congressional District, which includes the city of Auburn and most of Cayuga County.