Union Minister Arun Jaitley has undergone surgery at a hospital in New York on Tuesday, sources said.
He has been advised at least two weeks rest by the doctors, they added.
Jaitley, 66, travelled to the US on January 13. He underwent tests for soft tissue cancer this week, sources said.
On Wednesday, Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of Finance Ministry during Jaitley’s absence.