Modesto Councilman Doug Ridenour has undergone surgery to repair a heart valve, is recuperating at home, and is expected to make a complete recovery, according to Councilman Mani Grewal.
Grewal said the surgery was scheduled and not for an emergency. He said surgeons were going to replace the valve but repaired it instead. The surgery took place May 15 at Stanford University, and Ridenour returned home Tuesday.
Grewal said Ridenour is expected to recuperate at home over the next four weeks. He said Ridenour will attend council meetings by phone during that time. Ridenour, 66, was elected to the council in November 2015. He is a retired Modesto police sergeant and brother of former Mayor Jim Ridenour.