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05/08/09 4:46 PM ET

Berry undergoes successful surgery

Astros coach has cancerous right kidney removed

HOUSTON -- Astros hitting coach Sean Berry underwent successful surgery Friday for the removal of a cancerous right kidney, the club announced Friday afternoon.

Urologist Dr. Richard Goldfarb performed the surgery at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. Berry's cancerous right kidney was removed via laproscope, leaving a two-inch abdominal incision. Doctors indicated that there will not be a need for follow-up cancer treatments.

The 43-year-old Berry will remain hospitalized for three to four days and could return to his full coaching duties in approximately two weeks.

Tests conducted by Dr. Goldfarb on Berry on Wednesday discovered the cancerous kidney. Berry first began experiencing discomfort in his kidney area last Saturday, while the Astros were in Atlanta, which prompted the scheduling of Wednesday's tests.

Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.