BUSINESS
02/09/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Geithner Hospitalized For Kidney Stone Surgery

Tim Geithner will undergo minor surgery to have a kidney stone removed, according to various reporters. The Treasury secretary was hospitalized on Friday.

Geithner experienced severe pain Thursday evening, Treasury spokesman Steve Adamske said. According to reports, the secretary was admitted to George Washington University hospital Friday morning, where he awaits treatment for a kidney stone.

Geithner will have a "minor surgical procedure" to remove the kidney stone Friday afternoon, Adamske said, adding that Geithner should be ready to return to work on Monday. Still, he's had to cancel plans to appear on Sunday talk shows, the WSJ notes.

With lawmakers struggling to hammer out a tax cut plan during the lame duck session, Geithner has been busy, serving a key role in negotiations. With all levels of tax cuts set to expire by the end of the year, the pressure is on for Congress to pass some sort of plan in the coming weeks.