Phil Goff in hospital for unplanned surgery

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has undergone unplanned cardiac surgery.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has undergone unplanned cardiac surgery. Photo credit: Getty

Phil Goff is in hospital after undergoing unplanned cardiac surgery.

The Auckland Mayor underwent an angioplasty at Auckland Hospital on Saturday.

A spokesperson told Newshub he will remain in hospital for a couple of days, and will return to work in a week's time.

His Deputy Mayor, Bill Cashmore, will take over during that time.

An angioplasty is a minimally invasive surgery that widens narrowed or obstructed arteries. A medical balloon is inflated to open the artery and improve blood flow to the heart.

Mr Goff's predecessor Len Brown underwent major bypass surgery after suffering a heart attack in 2008.

Newshub.