Neil Cavuto, an anchor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, is recovering from open heart surgery.

Neil Cavuto, moderator of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate arrives on stage. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

In a statement, Fox News said that Cavuto had the operation Monday at a New York City hospital and came through with "flying colors."

The journalist was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997.

Cavuto has been off the air since May 31. Fox said Tuesday that he's scheduled to return to hosting his trio of shows on the news and business channels later this year.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Sign up for the Newsletter

Get the best of delivered to your inbox every day.