(BIVN) – Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim underwent a successful surgery on Friday at the Straub Medical Center on Oʻahu, clearing a blockage in an artery in his lower extremities, county officials report.
In a county-media release, Bobbie Kim – the Mayor’s wife – said the results of the procedure were good, and that the Mayor was expected to return to Hilo on Friday evening.
“We thank everybody for their prayers; lots of people prayed for Harry,” said Bobbie Kim. “The procedure was successful and he’s just fine. Look for Harry at the Christmas Parade on Saturday,” she said.
The purpose of the surgery, which the county says is routinely an out-patient procedure, was to alleviate claudication, or too little blood flow to the legs, caused by the narrowing of arteries supplying blood to the lower extremities.