Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted into Emory University Hospital on Monday the Carter Center said. Carter, 95, will undergo the procedure Tuesday morning.
CNN reports that he pressure was caused by bleeding from his recent falls, the center said.
“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” the center said in its statement.
News of Carter’s procedure comes after the former president was hospitalized twice last month for two falls in his house in Plains, Georgia. Carter required 14 stitches above his brow after his first fall, where he hit his forehead “on a sharp edge,” and later received treatment for a minor pelvic fracture after his second fall.
He previously survived brain and liver cancer.