New Mayo Clinic option gives patient comforts of home while recovering from surgery

Jim Nemecek was feeling fine last autumn. He had healed well from a 2020 spine surgery at Mayo Clinic called a diskectomy, and the active 69-year-old from the Atlanta area was doing what he loves best: playing tennis.

After serving the ball, he felt a familiar sensation. He had ruptured a disk in his back again. Jim called his surgeon to let him know what happened.