Update: Sanders underwent the the procedure Monday, according to the Associated Press.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will undergo an elective hernia procedure at a Washington, D.C. hospital on Monday, according to a statement from his Senate office.
Sanders, 74, will return to his Senate duties on Tuesday following the outpatient procedure at George Washington University Hospital, according to the release.
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The Vermont senator has positioned himself as the top Democratic challenger to frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who continues to hold a strong lead over Sanders in national polling.
Sanders is not the only 2016 candidate to make a hospital visit recently. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee underwent knee surgery last Wednesday and has returned to the campaign trail.
This article first appeared on NBCNews.com.