President Bush Has Moles Removed, Tested

Feb 16, 2007 5:25pm

ABC News’ Karen Travers Reports: President Bush had two small moles removed from his left temple, Friday afternoon at the White House. The president’s doctors expect test results to show that the moles are benign, but they will not no for sure until a biopsy comes back next week.

The procedure took about 5 minutes and was performed in the White House doctor’s office. Dr. Steve Krivda of Walter Reed Medical Center performed the procedure and he was assisted by the president’s regular doctor Dr. Richard Tubb.

Bush noticed one mole on Monday and showed it to Dr. Tubb. Tubb took a look and noticed the second mole and recommended removal. The dermotoglist agreed.

The moles were shaved off and a local anesthetic was used.

President Bush’s last medical summary in August 2006 listed the commander-in-chief as "fit for duty."

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