@jeffkboyce To get into Mayo you had best get your local Doctor to refer you … I had my surgery in Oklahoma City from Dr. J Odor..He was really good as he helped me with other spine problems later.. (Cervical).. I think he may be retired at this point.. I live in Central Iowa now .. but I go to Mayo MN now about 8 times in 20 yrs.. There are 3 Mayo Clinics.. Scottsdale, AZ, Jacksonville, FL. and Rochester, MN.. Headquarters is in MN..