CAMP HILL - Hip replacement surgery performed on Bishop Ronald W. Gainer this morning at Holy Spirit Hospital was successful, the Diocese of Harrisburg reported at 10:15 a.m.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Boal of the Orthopedic Institute of PA.

Boal said Gainer did great and he has been moved to the recovery room.

The bishop expects to be discharged from the hospital within a few days. He hopes to resume a part-time schedule in approximately one month, following physical rehabilitation.

Prayers of thanksgiving for the successful operation and a speedy recovery are welcome, the diocese said. All correspondence should be directed to Office of The Bishop, Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111-3710.