Johnny Isakson undergoes back surgery

This is the first recess week for Congress since the inauguration of President Donald Trump. And so resulting meetings with constituents are getting a close examination.

In Georgia, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter of Pooler is the only Republican member of Congress who has scheduled public gatherings. But U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has an acceptable excuse. Here’s the press release:

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was released today from Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., after undergoing surgery on his back.

 

Isakson, 72, was admitted to Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital on Monday, Feb. 20, for a scheduled operation on his back to address spinal deterioration. Dr. Keith D. Osborn of Resurgens Orthopaedics performed the surgery.

 

“I’m extremely thankful for Dr. Osborn and the wonderful medical team at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital for their excellent care,” said Isakson. “I look forward to returning to Washington with a new and improved back to continue working harder than ever on behalf of Georgians.”

 

Isakson is working diligently with physical therapists to ensure a successful recovery and is looking forward to getting back into his routine. Per his doctor’s orders, Isakson will recover at home the rest of this week and next week before returning to Washington, D.C.


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38 comments
Michelle Beasley
Michelle Beasley

Load of bull s**t!!! He's hiding doesn't want to face the voters!!!

Kavi Pandian
Kavi Pandian

Swapnil Agrawal Trevor Talmadge Nirav Ilango Advait Ramanan this comment section is lit

Arthur Oneal
Arthur Oneal

So no town hall meetings from johnny either. Get well johnny(you ought to be ashamed of yourself!)

Nancy Brant
Nancy Brant

Maybe he should let DeVos do it since she's so knowledgeable and all

Ginny Hordines
Ginny Hordines

This iS a bit difficult to believe, nice try CowArd.

Paul Leonard
Paul Leonard

Then maybe it's time for him to retire ...

Lorraine Jordan
Lorraine Jordan

Hey Doc, why your in the can you give him a heart ♥

Wanda S Findley
Wanda S Findley

God bless you sir! A few days and you'll be just fine. Stay the course!

Cathy Mclaurin
Cathy Mclaurin

Isn't it WONDERFUL to have insurance. Yet he doesn't have the same expectations and compassion for the needs of others...

Cathy Mclaurin
Cathy Mclaurin

Kimberly Anne Lowe wow...4 surgeries..I pray you get the healthcare you need...

Dan Shrader
Dan Shrader

he need to retire his father was a big ga rasict the whole family is.

Lee Bellah
Lee Bellah

I think it is a misprint they meant brain surgery and finally have a donor

Ria Austin
Ria Austin

I hope he has coverage, forgot he has Medicare! Government funded Medicare! Why can they not do this for everyone?

David Harris
David Harris

Ah snap ... too late with my ,did they discover he has a spine joke

Thomas McLaughlin
Thomas McLaughlin

Maybe he's getting a "spine transplant" that will give him the ability to stand up and work for the interests of all the citizens of the state instead of the ones who put money in his pocket.

Nancy Alford
Nancy Alford

A more stronger spine than most. Represents Georgia well.

Andrea S Haley
Andrea S Haley

Let's all send him a get well card. Hope your new spine works for all of us. He's at Emory-St. Joseph.

Mike Nunn
Mike Nunn

He's having a backbone put in.

Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee

"Doctors were unable to locate the senator's spine."