Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for a gallbladder problem at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Tuesday.
According to a news release from the Supreme Court, Ginsburg had a nonsurgical procedure for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition.
After the justice finished oral arguments Monday, she underwent tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and was diagnosed with a gallstone that had migrated to her cystic duct, blocking it and causing an infection.
Ginsburg is “resting comfortably” at Hopkins, the release said, and is expected to participate in the oral argument teleconference Wednesday morning from the hospital.
She is expected to stay in the hospital for a day or two, according to the release.
The 87-year-old justice has been treated four times for cancer, most recently in August, when she underwent radiation for a tumor on her pancreas.
Her most recent hospital stay was in November, when she spent two nights at Johns Hopkins Hospital with a likely infection after suffering from chills and fever.
The frail-looking liberal icon also bounced back from lung surgery to remove cancerous growths in December 2018. Her recovery from that surgery forced her to miss court arguments for the first time since she became a justice in 1993, appointed by President Bill Clinton.
She has been doing her usual workout with a personal trainer at the court, even as the justices have canceled courtroom arguments in favor of telephone sessions because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ginsburg has said she would like to serve until she’s 90 if her health allows.