Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (left) and his cardiologist, Dr. Jay Alexander (right) [Photo credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images/CBS]

Kirk’s Doctor Recounts Sen. Kirk’s Health Scare

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s personal physician, Dr. Jay Alexander, was the first doctor to assess the senator’s symptoms on Saturday. He also helped make the decision that surgery was needed to remove a piece of Kirk’s skull and relieve the pressure from swelling on his brain after Kirk suffered a stroke.

CBS 2–01/24/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Recovering After Stroke, But Could Face Long Road To Recovery

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) suffered a stroke over the weekend and has undergone surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012