MIAMI - David Montgomery, the Phillies' president since 1997, underwent surgery Monday to remove cancer from his right jawbone, the team said Tuesday in a statement.
Montgomery will remain hospitalized at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for about a week. He turns 68 in June, and is in his 44th season with the Phillies.
"Although [this was] significant surgery, David has been advised that the success rate in situations such as his is very high and complications are not expected," the team's statement said.
The Phillies expect Montgomery to require some recuperation time at home after his hospital stay.
Montgomery, a Philadelphia native and Penn graduate, is the general partner and public face of the Phillies' ownership group. He was installed in that role in 1997. He started in the organization in 1971 as a ticket sales representative.