Written by Melanie Burton, August 25, 2016

Yolanda Hadid has made no secret of her battles with chronic illness Lyme disease, and on Tuesday she underwent surgery to help treat it.

The procedure – known as a Transvascular Autonomic Modulation (TVAM) is a relatively new thing, which has been suggested as a treatment for people suffering Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders.

It involves a doctor making a small incision and inserting a small catheter in the patient’s jugular vein to expand it in the hopes of stimulating autonomic nerve fibers. Yikes, sounds scary!

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star posted a photo on Tuesday recovering from the surgery.

On Wednesday, her daughters Bella and Gigi Hadid posted a photo of them cuddling their mum after her surgery.

While many people have questioned Yolanda’s decision to have the procedure – along with others who have questioned whether she’s sick at all – her daughters have always been her biggest supporters.

Bella and her brother Anwar have also been diagnosed with Lyme disease, but haven’t experienced symptoms as severe as their mum.

Our beautiful mama👭 we love you sooo ❤️

A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

Yolanda’s surgery comes just days after she had met with a doctor who specialises in a holistic approach to the treatment of chronic illnesses.

Following her visit, she wrote on Insta: “Homebound with a grateful heart, Thank you Dr.Klinghardt for bringing me to and shining light on the finishing line of my health journey.”

So inspirational Yolanda!

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