Last updated 12:40PM ET
October 19, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Wilson recovering from surgery
(2007-10-11)
(WOUB) - Southeast Ohio Congressman Charlie Wilson is in stable condition following emergency surgery Thursday morning.

The 6th District Congressman underwent a routine screening colonoscopy on Monday.

But he still wasn't feeling well on Tuesday.

By Tuesday night, doctors in Washington, DC determined he had sustained a colonic perforation following the colonoscopy.

If unchecked a colonic perforation can be life threatening.

But Wilson spokeswoman Hillary Wicai Viers says the congressman came through the surgery just fine.

Wilson is expected to be in the hospital for the next five to seven days.

He hopes to return to a light Congressional schedule within a few weeks.
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