Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., underwent surgery for prostate cancer Tuesday, just over a month after disclosing his diagnosis.

A spokesman said the surgery was performed Tuesday afternoon and Casey planned to return to the Senate in the near future.

“His doctor reports that, as expected, the procedure went well and confirmed that the senator should not require further treatment,” Mairead Lynn said in a statement.

«Senator Casey and his family appreciate the well wishes and extraordinary support from all corners of the Commonwealth, and he looks forward to returning to his normal schedule after a period of rest and recovery,» Lynn added.

Casey’s absence from the Senate comes shortly after another Pennsylvania Democrat, Sen. John Fetterman, spent a couple of days in the hospital for tests and observation last week after feeling dizzy. A spokesman for Fetterman, 53, who suffered a stroke in May, said Thursday that doctors ruled out a further stroke after reviewing the results of his MRI.

Casey said last month that finding out she had cancer «was a shock.» Announcing plans to undergo surgery in the coming months, he said at the time that he was «confident» that the recommended treatment would allow him to continue serving in Congress «with minimal interruption.»

Casey, 62, was first elected to the Senate in 2006 and won re-election in 2012 and 2018 even as the state swung between Republicans and Democrats in presidential races. She is running for re-election next year.