Photo above: Dr. Robert H. Schuller – Crystal Cathedral

GARDEN GROVE – The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the televangelist of the “The Hour of Power” TV show and the founder of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, went in an undisclosed hospital Friday for an exploratory procedure examining his digestive tract and may receive a stent in his esophagus if the tract has narrowed too much.

His condition was not considered critical, said Carol Schuller Milner, a daughter of the reverend. But it was unknown Friday evening when he would be released from the hospital.

“He’s been eating – the other night he ate two bowls of lentil soup – so the goal is to keep him living his lifestyle,” Milner said.

Schuller, 88, learned in 2013 he had esophageal cancer, which had spread to his lymph nodes. An oncologist at the time said

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chemotherapy and radiation could extend his life two years.

But, Milner said, he has had an “amazing” recovery – having not received treatments since his wife, Arvella Schuller, died in February.

“The tumor is far less angry,” Milner said. “He never got sick. He didn’t lose his hair.”

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Photo above: Dr. Robert H. Schuller – Crystal Cathedral

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chemotherapy and radiation would extend his life two years. Since his diagnosis, though, he has done remarkably well, Milner said, experiencing none of the regular side-effects and maintaining his appetite.

Milner is also hoping to soon receive an update on the status of the tumor in her father’s throat.

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The Rev. Robert H. Schuller’s procedure Friday evening “couldn’t have gone better,” said Carol Schuller Milner, one of his daughters and the family spokeswoman.

The popular televangelist of the “Hour of Power” and the founder of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, who was admitted to the hospital Friday evening for an exploratory endoscopy, ended up receiving a stent in his esophageal tract as expected.

It is unclear when the reverend will be released from the hospital, though “his vitals are great,” Milner said. The doctors are keeping him in the undisclosed hospital to observe how his tissue grows around the stent, which keeps the esophageal tract open so he can continue to eat solid foods.

Schuller, 88, was diagnosed in 2013 with esophagus cancer, which spread to his lymph nodes, and doctors at the time said