Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Friday after undergoing a “minimally invasive” nonsurgical procedure earlier this week.
Ginsburg, 87, underwent a procedure Wednesday to revise a bile duct stent that was placed last August. The procedure was a “common occurrences” done to “minimize the risk of future infection,” according to her doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Justice Ginsburg, the leader of the court’s liberal wing, has faced a number of health problems since being appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Clinton in 1993.
This latest development comes just weeks after Ginsburg announced a recurrence of liver cancer. It also marks the third time in three months that she has been hospitalized, including earlier this month to treat an infection after experiencing fever and chills. In May she was hospitalized to remove gallstones.
Ginsburg has battled cancer for quite some time and is still taking bi-weekly chemotherapy treatments to keep her cancer at bay, and she says she is doing well and able to maintain an active daily routine.