Doctors Expect Full Recovery

Doctors expect full recovery for Clinton

The surgeon who operated on Bill Clinton today says the former president is "feeling well." Clinton underwent a nearly-four-hour operation today to remove fluid and scar tissue from his chest cavity. Doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital say Clinton is awake and resting comfortably.

They say the surgery normally requires anywhere from three to ten days of recovery time and that doctors will see how well Clinton is progressing before deciding anything. But they say he should be up and walking tomorrow. It was Clinton's second operation in six months. He had heart bypass surgery in September.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and the couple's daughter Chelsea are with the former president at the hospital.