Featured Articles

Mayor Kim to Undergo Procedure for Artery Blockage

November 20, 2018, 9:53 AM HST
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim will undergo surgery on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu to clear a blockage in an artery in his lower extremities.

Mayor Kim had been originally scheduled to have the surgery done at Stanford Medical Center.

The purpose of the surgery is to alleviate claudication, or too little blood flow to the legs caused by the narrowing of arteries supplying blood to the lower extremities.

The mayor could be released from the hospital the same day as the surgery, which normally is an out-patient procedure.

“I have to be home because I want to be in the Christmas parade with my grand-daughter on Saturday,” Kim said.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.