Doctors at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh removed the tumor Wednesday. Hospital spokeswoman Susan Manko says The Great Khali, whose real name is Dalip Singh, is recovering well and is expected to be released over the weekend.
The surgical staff says the tumor caused the production of excessive amounts of growth hormone, leading to Singh to grow to 7-foot-1 and 347 pounds. Failure to treat the problem can lead to cardiovascular problems.
Singh joined WWE in 2006 and earned the World Heavyweight Champion belt the following year.
A WWE spokesman tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the company looks forward to having The Great Khali back in the ring soon.